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
These ganzas(shakers) have been popular with Samba players and general percussionists for years. The aluminum body is hexagonal and easy to control. The shakers have a smooth, even sound. Because of the design you can get a lot of sound variations and pitches. Two models are available. The short(4") is ideal for studio, the long(7.5") for live performance.
Rawhide Maracas provide dynamic mid-range pitch with darker tone than plastic maracas. Gon Bops Rawhide Poquito Maracas are more sensitive than the larger Rawhide Maracas.
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 are unique maracas! They have a fiberglass body and shekere style beading. Therefore they can be used not only as a maraca but also a shaker. Great projection and a very versatile instrument. The handles are foam padded and have a comfortable grip.
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".
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!
Expiri rattles have smooth, shiny palm seed husks strung on a nylon cord with a loop handle. With palm seed husks about the size of Brazil nuts, these rattles produce a loud, piercing sound. They're played hand-held and shaken in rhythm. From the Ibo regions of Nigeria. Sound Sample Related Products - Togo Seed Rattle
The Tang-Tang is a unique shaker designed for rhythm playing as well as effects. The two tubes are high and low pitched and filled with beads to effect a shaker sound by knocking against the wood bars. A lot of fun and creative!!
More than 100 seed shells attached to a woven palm leaf fiber band. Used as an arm or leg rattle, these seeds produce a wonderfully soft rainstick sound. Each Idi seed is roughly peanut-sized. These musical rattles are commonly used in eastern Nigeria. Sound Sample
Traditionally, the shekere was made out of a natural gourd. Over the years because of loud amplification the player began fighting a losing battle. Pearl has designed the Fiberglass Shekere to compete at all sound levels. It has great projection and volume. The tension of the skirt (beads) is adjustable and easy to control. Because of the construction material the instrument tends to be brighter than the natural gourd model. It is very durable and breakage is not an issue. The weight is similar to More Info »
Although the Gourd shekere does not project as well as the fiberglass model, many players in acoustic and recording situations prefer it. It has a warmth and feel the fiber models cannot present. Pearl has gone a step further in coating the insides of the gourd with a fiber resisn to create a more durable and projecting instrument. The skirt is adjustable and very easy to control. Available in all 3 sizes:small, medium, and large.
Gon Bops Rawhide Maracas provide dynamic mid-range pitch with darker tone than plastic maracas.
Approx. 3 ft. long. Bamboo, tip it back and forth to create the soothing sound of rain. Great for meditation and relaxation.
Gon Bops Plastic Poquito Maracas are ideal for low-volume playing situations, whether playing straight time or fast rhythm patterns.
Gon Bops Plastic Maracas provide plenty of dynamic percussive attack, ideal for playing straight time or fast patterns.