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!!
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
100% hand-woven in Brazil from sustainable natural materials, Gon Bops Caxixi deliver lively, organic sounds that provide excellent rhythmic accompaniment and color. The combination of wild banana tree seeds striking the hard gourd-skin base produces a sharp, high-pitched tone, contrasting with the softer, deeper pitch when the seeds strike the woven body. Sold as single shakers in 3 sizes – mini, small and large – Gon Bops Caxixi are ideal for playing an endless variety of rhythms and sound effects. More Info »
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.
Shakelets are a NEW accessory by Pearl's innovative percussion R&D team that feature exclusive "Ganzinellas", Brazilian-style plantinellas combined with ganza shakers, that are worn on the wrists to produce a shaker sound when playing. Clap your hands, shake them in the air, use them with drumsticks - the uses for Shakelets are virtually limitless. Shakelets are also useful for people living with disabilities to rekindle spatial awareness and to learn right from left. Most of all, Shakelets are just plain More Info »
Constructed from wood and cowhide, this pair of shakers is typically played together to produce a "call-and-response" talking effect. Simply squeeze the skins to change the pitch and produce multiple sounds. Available in large and small sizes.
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.
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.
Constructed from natural cowhide and wood, Gon Bops Drum Shakers shakers are an essential hand percussion item, ideal for any set-up. Sold as a set of three shakers.
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 »
Shakka Shakerz: Professional quality, high performance, beautifully designed tubular shakers. A perfect blend of style, function and comfort! A variety of sounds can be created with slight variations in playing technique. Their unique design allows their sound to cut through, delivering a precise, consistent tone appreciate by top performers. Each hand crafted shaker is wrapped with an attractive fabric chosen from a variety of cultures. Hand made assures you the best quality. Assorted sounds and fabrics. Satisfaction guaranteed! These are our 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!
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
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.
Rhythm Tech Studio Shakers are made of black plastic and ideal for recording and close miking. They come in two sizes: 5" and 9". Easy to grip, the Rhythm Tech Studio Shakers are clean sounding and will melt into the mix. They are subtle and unobtrusive.
The Live Shakers are constructed of a seamless tube of hardened aluminum. They are 9" long and primarily used for live playing. They are clean sounding, have good projection and will cut through electronic instruments. Often used in Brazilian groups as a ganza. Available in Red and Blue.
A popular, easy-to-play shaker, perfect for any style of music. Ultralight metal design is built to last.
Gon Bops Rawhide Maracas provide dynamic mid-range pitch with darker tone than plastic maracas.
Unique Gon Bops Black Mic Shakers have black bodies with aluminum ball-mic ends. They are ideal for playing bright, percussive accents. Threaded mic head design allows them to be unscrewed and played separately, or combined for more volume. Also available in silver body with plastic ball ends.