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!
Ron Vaughn Key Chimes are designed with the recording percussionist in mind. They are rotating Studio Key Chimes, 6 3/4" diameter with 24 solid brass alloy keys and a performance frame made of impact resistant polymer. They exhibit a flowing, soft sound, and are intended for playing with hands or light stick/brush work. All rotating chimes ship with 3/8" stainless steel mounting rod and polymer bearing. Available in Yellow and Green frames. Performance Tip: Rotate the mounted chime slowly with 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.
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 »
Pete Engelhart began crafting metal percussion instruments after spending time in Brazil in the 1950's. He combined his life long love of jazz, a knowledge of latin rhythms and sounds, and his ability as an artist to produce complicated resonant tuned bells. Pete has now been hand crafting metal percussion for nearly 45 years. He has designed a large variety of highly creative instruments that are now used worldwide by many professional musicians. The Reco-Reco BNC is a combination of 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 »
Caxixi (ka-she-she) or basket shakers are used with berimbau, for sound effects and as a rhythmic rattle. They are made of wicker filled with seeds. The flat bottom is made of dried gourd. Quality varies and we have found the caxixi hand made by Cabello in Brazil top quality for sound and endurance. Limited in quantity. Made in Brazil. Three sizes available: Small = 7" x 2", Medium = 9" x 3", Large = 12" x 3.25".
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 »
Ludwig is manufacturing the Downbeat Shell Pack in their Noth Carolina plant. Using 7 ply Maple shells and 45 degree bearing edges, the drums are sensitive with a wide dynamic tuning range and a sharp attack for live performance. They feature mini-classic lugs, and a virgin kick drum with the tom holder mounting off the cymbal stand. These are drums made in the USA with top quality materials and craftsmanship. The shell pack consists of 3 drums: 14x20 Bass, 8x12 More Info »
Pearl Philharmonic Series 6-ply Maple Snare Drums with die-cast hoops have become the choice of many orchestral snare drummers. The most popular sizes have been the 14" x 5" and 14" x 6.5". These drums feature the SR-500 Strainer which has 3 individual tension adjusters for fine tuning and a combination of Coated Cable, Stainless Steel, and Snappy Wire snares. Also available are piccolo models 13" x 4" and 14"x 4" with Single Flange Hoops and Claw Hooks. Walnut finish More Info »
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 Mat White. Note these are all lacquered and not More Info »
The Pearl DMP905P/C Decade Maple 5-piece 20-inch shell kit includes a matching maple snare drum. This is the first all Maple, lacquered drum set to carry a Lifetime Warranty in this price range. Featuring 6 ply thin Maple shells with matching snare drum and Opti-Loc Suspension System, the DMP has clear focus and resonating projection. The 905P/C shell kit consists of 20" x 16" Bass Drum, 10" x 7" Tom, 12" X 8" Tom, 14" x 14" Floor Tom, 14" More Info »
The Goshen Eight-Key Mbira —also known as a "thumb piano" or "kalimba"— is made from select hard-shelled gourd and features one complete 8 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 Vancore PSM1001 Marimba bars are made of African Paduak, which produces a warm sound and rich sustain. All 4 1/3 octaves of bars are sized professionally with the low end bars measuring 2.5" wide. The resonance of the instrument is magnified by the Floating Bar System incorporated. The resonators are individually hand tuned and assembled using an exclusive mounting system which guarantees no rattles. Casters come with upscale bearings and brakes. Manual height adjustment is provided. The frame has More Info »
This is a full bodied snare ideal for all around use. The tone is dark and focused. The shell is 6 ply maple and is 14" x 5". The attraction of the transparent black shell with brushed black hardware has a classic look. A centered bearing edge (45 degree) with rounded back-cut limits unwanted overtones and produces a more round and centered tone.
This thumb piano by Mid-East is made of Red Cedar and has 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back. It measures 5" x 7" in dimension and is made in Pakistan. The thumb piano originates in Africa and is also known as a "mbira", "likembe", and "kalimba" among many other names. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both More Info »
Pete Engelhart designed the Satellite Drums to be hit with mallet or stick. When the metal bar is hit with a soft mallet the sound produced is similar to a steel drum. A stick produces a loud resonant, metallic effect. The drums are pitched at intervals and very compelling for sound effects and rhythmic patterns. Sizes are approximately 5" and 7". They are stand mountable. These are made exclusively for us by Pete.
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