We have found the Danmar Grenadilla Claves to be the most consistent clave on the market. It has high, defined pitch and articulate projection. The dense grenadilla holds up well to extended play and the polished wood has a nice feel to it. Your clave rhythm will be enhanced by a pair of these!!
These Bird Spoons are 10" long and feature a great grip reminiscent of a birds head. There are two deep spoons, with tabs, that rest bowl to bowl. Hold the bird-head end in one hand and tap the spoons between your thigh and your free hand. You can get a few different sounds by cupping and flexing your free hand as the spoons slap back and forth. Stroke the tabs down your splayed fingers for a drill sound. Perfect for More Info »
The Reco Reco is a Brazilian metal instrument with springs. It is used to play rhythm, effects and colors. Pete Engelhart has designed his Reco Reco with the addition of a cowbell in the body. There are a variety of sounds available and when played creatively this Reco Reco can be very effective in mood production. It is mountable for drum set or as an accessory for percussion. Sound Sample
A modern version of the traditional African agogo bell, in a hardwood which produces brightly-pitched tones. Scrape the ridges or simply tap on the bells for a variety of rhythmic wood sounds. Use the ball end for louder sounds, and the handle for more subtle sounds. The ribbed cups give three different tones. Beater included. Dimensions are approximately 10" x 6.5". Also available: Wooden Double-Bell Agogo.
Pete Engelhart has come up with the perfect drumset addition. The Sapo has a mounting bracket and will fit on a bass drum hoop or stand and is a perfect compliment for latin-influenced music. Pete has tuned the bells so they can be a sound effect and a rhythm instrument. It is an agogo bell, square bell and metal spring and rod. The musical possiblities are endless with the Sapo.
7" Double oval-shaped iron gong/bell are like the Gankoqui agogos but sit side by side. Originating in Nigeria, the Oghene double bells can be used for many styles of music. Hand forged by some of Nigeria's most skillful craftsmen, Oghene offers a unique, resonant and sustaining metallic bell sound. Play it with your fingers, hand, or with sticks. An exceptional percussion instrument, authentic in design, craftsmanship, and sound. Oghene is vital to any performance as it serves as a common More Info »
Strips of thin metal mounted across a frame best describes the construction of the Rhythm Tech Ribbon Crasher. It has a bright, metallic sound which is very loud and brash and will cut through all instrumentation. It is used as a rhythm instrument as well as a sound effect. The Crasher has a "Rock Lock" mount interface attached that will mount to any 3/8" rod. Two sizes are available: 11" and 15".
Kevin Spears has the ability to play a Kalimba (thumb piano) as a full range instrument. Whether playing rhythm, melody or bass, Kevin does it all on one instrument. He has now designed the ideal instrument to do all of this. The Kevin Spears Pro Kalimba is Red Cedar with a Natural finish. It has an electronic pickup, preamp, built-in eq with volume control and a 23 note keyboard. The possiblities with this Kalimba are endless. It has a five More Info »
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 »
100 5/8" jingle-shaped brass bells are braided into each of two approximately 70" cords for a grand total of 200 bells. The bell section lengths are approximately 50”—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 »
The Bodhran is the primary rhythmic accompaniment for Celtic and Irish music. This model measures 14"x 3.5", has a goatskin head and a beautiful walnut frame that has a black band around it with internal tuning. The player is able to tune the drum by adjusting hardware hidden inside. Equipped with fixed cross bars to help support hand and wrist when applying pressure to head from inside of frame. The 14 inch drum is extremely convenient to play and easily More Info »
Twenty-five 5/8" jingle-shaped brass bells are braided into each of two approximately 36.5" cords for a grand total of fifty bells. The bell section lengths are approximately 12.5”—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 »
Pearl Travel Congas deliver real conga sound from a compact 3-½” depth drum that can be carried literally in a backpack! The wood shell and stave construction is identical to their full-size congas and the Remo FiberSkyn 3 synthetic head yields outstanding tone while resisting fluctuations from changes in temperature or humidity. Five precision Allen bolts provide accurate and easy tuning via the included foam-handle Allen wrench. The Pearl Travel Conga can be played on your lap or mounted on More Info »
Made with wood or a round cane or rattan material. Flattened bottle caps are used for the jingles. Makes a light metallic tambourine sound. They are easy to hold and play. Based on the ancient sistrum rattle found in Egypt and still played today in East Africa. Sound Sample
Very traditional in tuning, these Pearl mountable agogo bells are very popular in Samba groups and as a percussion accessory. Two versions are made, this one and a hand-held model.
This Tamborim Stick by Pearl is an appropriate stick with which to play the tamborim. It features 7 plastic rods.
Bendir 14 or 18 inch diameter. Rosewood construction with tunable goatskin. A traditional instrument of North Africa, more specifically in Morocco. A snare adds to the liveliness of these drums.
This pair of smooth ebony bones each measure 7" long x 7/8" wide, with a slight curve. The thickness tapers over the length from 1/16" to 1/4". The dense hard ebony gives a clear tone when struck. Hold one between the index and middle fingers, so the flat side is between the fingers and the concave curve is toward you. This one should hang down along your inner wrist. The second one is held between the middle and ring fingers More Info »
When you need a strong, durable wood block the Pearl Clave Blocks come to the rescue. They come in three different pitches: Low (Orange), Medium (Yellow), and High (Green). Pearl's clave blocks are injection molded so they're virtually indestructible, and the the solid color will never chip, fade or peel. The exclusive CDV (Chamber Density Variation) Technology process allows all three clave blocks to be the same dimensions, but still differ in pitch. The blocks have a bracket installed for mounting.
Crafted from exotic rosewood, these claves are bright and high-pitched in tone. Their piercing attack provides plenty of cut for Latin and Jazz music!