Weird, ethereal, eerie and creepy are all words used to describe the sound of the AquaSonic Waterphone. This is the instrument used in movie and TV soundtracks as well as theatre productions for sound effects in mysterious or suspenseful scenes. Waterphones by Aquasonic are played by bowing the tines or beating soft rubber mallets against the pegs or the bottom of the pan. We have sold AquaSonic Waterphones to Broadway shows, Symphony orchestras and Rock groups. If you need a sound to More Info »
The Ludwig Supraphonic 5" by 14" snare drum is the most recorded and popular drum in the world. It has been on more recordings and stages than any other snare drum. It comes out of the box ready to play. The USA-made chrome-plated, seamless, beaded aluminum shell produces a bright, crisp attack with the perfect balance of full resonant tone and snare crack. Imperial Lugs and supraphonic snares are standard.
Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Contemporanea is the choice of musicians and samba schools worldwide. They supply the top samba schools in Rio and Sao Paulo. Their instruments capture the authentic sound of samba and bossa nova. Drummers World has been selling their products for over 30 years and recognizes the quality and craftsmanship these instruments provide. All pandeiros (Brazilian tambourines) listed feature 5 sets of jingles, key tunable (tuning key provided), and wood shells. These are limited in quantity. The More Info »
The Goshen Eleven-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features one complete 11 key octave tuned to a major scale. The keys are of smoothly finished spring steel. The pianos have two finger holes for vibrato effects and come with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. No two gourds are exactly the same in shape or size, therefore your gourd thumb piano will be unique in shape and size More Info »
The Musser M55 Pro Vibe Vibraphone is the all-time favorite of the professional. This portable three-octave M55 Pro Vibe has a sound that has been heard on thousands of recordings and in concert halls worldwide. Silver finished bars are hand-tuned and the matching resonators produce a full, warm, resonant tone. The variable speed motor is extremely quiet. The swiveling, adjustable sustain pedal is very precise. Adjustable damper bar and Musser distortion-free damper bar suspension system assure exact control. Height adjustable More Info »
Fifty 5/8" clam-shaped brass bells are braided into each of two approximately 45" cords for a grand total of 100 bells. The bell section lengths are approximately 25”—about two bells for every inch of cord. Cord color may vary. These bells are made in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh which is well known for quality brass manufacturers. Once cast, these solid brass bells are transported to Mumbai for assembly and export. Bells are primarily worn by Indian dancers More Info »
Seed rattles are found in many parts of Africa. Togo seeds are ubiquitous in Africa and are used for many different things. The shells of selected Togo seeds are used in the construction of these rattles. Togo seed shells are also used for holding keys, for necklace pendants, and these very-loud rattles are used worldwide as noisemakers to cheer on athletes at sporting events. Togo seeds grow on trees in the rainforests of various regions of Africa. In west African More Info »
These handmade gourd maracas are a Drummers World exclusive, delivered directly from Maximo Teppa in Venezuela. The precise articulation achieved by the instrument is such that major international orchestras have made Joropo their #1 choice. Because of limited production and high demand they are in short supply. Colors vary. Limit 1 pair per customer!
Our friend Dan McMillan revised the maraca stick and came up with a new version. This has fill in golf ball containers that imitate the sound of maracas. Great for rhumbas and various latin rhythms on drumset or snare drum. Sticks are wood tip, 5A weight and easily playable. Custom made and limited quantity.
The Gator Protector Mini Accessory Case has been a favorite for traveling pros for many years. Lightweight with wheels and a retractable handle, the case is molded plastic and indestructible. If you have lightweight hardware this is the case for travel and portablility. It measures 25"x10"x12".
At the 2014 NAMM show in California, Canopus introduced the lower priced New Yaiba kits. The Bop kit consists of a 14x18 Bass Drum, 8x12 Mounted Tom Tom, 14x14 Floor Tom Tom and 5.5x14 Snare Drum. These are all Maple shells. The Tom holder, Bass Drum plate and Rims Mounting System are included in the price, stands and pedals are not. Available colors are Gray Sparkle, Dark Red Sparkle, Ebony, and Antique Mat Brown Lacquer. Note these are all lacquered More Info »
This Goshen Eleven-Key Paduk Kalimba has a paduk top for an extremely warm sound and comes with a rawhide strap and basic playing instructions. Also known as a "box piano", or "thumb piano", it features keys of smoothly finished spring steel and two side finger holes for vibrato effects. Sound Sample
The Mapex SV529X Saturn V Exotic Rock 4-pc Shell Pack features the classic Maple and Walnut shell combination enhancing the warmth and full sounding drums that Mapex is known for. This is a rock-n-roll power keg! The bass drum is extremely punchy with a full boom. The bass shell is 7 ply and the toms are 7 ply. Memory-Mark Bass Drum Spurs are attached as well as Low-Contact Bass Drum Claws. The 4 piece Shell Pack consists of: 22"x18" Bass Drum More Info »
The PHA1440 Philharmonic Cast Aluminum Shell Snare Drum is part of the highly successful Philharmonic series concert snares developed by Pearl. These are highly articulate and precise drums. The 14x4 cast aluminum shell features claw hooks and displays brightness of tone as well as warmth. These incredible drums represent state-of-the-art design and craftsmanship. At the heart of the world-famous Philharmonic snare drum is the revolutionary SR-500 strainer system. The Triad Silent Strainer System provides three individual tension adjusters allowing you More Info »
This rare Vintage Leedy & Ludwig Broadway Snare drum is a much sought after drum. Dating back to the early 1950's, the 14x5.5 shell is 3 ply with reinforcement rings. The wood finish has a white sealer paint inside and extended 18 strand snares are installed. With Beavertail lugs, the hardware is nickel plated. An internal tone control is included and the straight edge hoops are ideal for rim shots. All original parts. This is a drummer's dream drum. The More Info »
Ludwig's answer to the Retro kit. The Vintage Clubdate features 2 ply American Maple inner and outer shells with a 2 ply Poplar wood core.Sizes are 14x22, 9x13, 16x16 floor tom. The bearing edges are round for a noticeable bottom end and added attack. The Duco Gold lightweight shells are very attractive with the addition of Imperial lugs. These drums are great for live playing and recording. A 5x14 Snare drum is optional. Stands and cymbals are not included. Free More Info »
The YX-135C is a standard 3 1/2 octave Xylophone featuring Paduak Wood bars. It is ideal for beginning percussionists and educators. Very compact and portable, the tuning range is F45-C88 with non-graduated bars. The casters are 3"(2 locking) and conveniently located on the player's side. Cover is included. Range-3 1/2 Octaves-F45-C88 Bars-Paduak Wood Bar sizes-Non-graduated 1 3/8" x 3/4" Height adjustable-No Dimensions-48 1/2" x 24 1/2" Weight-48 1/2 pounds Pitch- A442 Wheels- 3" Casters, two locking
Sabian designed this hand hammered triangle for symphonic playing. Because it is hand hammered, much like a cymbal, the tone is darker than normal. The B8 bronze alloy creates a shimmering sound with great sustain. This is an extremely versatile and reasonably priced professional triangle.