SoundArt Series Tambourines
The SoundArt Series tambourines reinvented and revived the true orchestral tambourine sound by returning to the superior tone that is produced only with a steam-bent, single ply shell. Our shell is complemented by jingles made from tonally rich metal alloys and quality calfskin to create the de facto standard of tambourines throughout the world.
The core of a SoundArt tambourine is a solid, Ash shell. We use skilled hand craftsmanship and advanced machinery to showcase the shell's natural beauty.
Parallel jingle slots are two different depths. This allows the jingle sets to contact the shell at different times, creating a fuller, more robust sound.
Our jingles are hammered in such a way to produce a full sonority while balancing characteristics such as attack, tessitura, sustain, projection, and tone.
SoundArt tambourines are available with either translucent calf, or Remo Renaissance heads. Click HERE for more info.
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Terms to Know
WET: longer jingle sustain
DRY: shorter jingle sustain
BRIGHT: higher relative pitch
DARK: lower relative pitch
Calf vs Synthetic
10" Double Row tambourines are available with either premium translucent calfskin, or Remo Renaissance synthetic heads. Calf is the traditional skin of choice for tambourines. Synthetic heads offer more resistance to pitch changes while still producing a professional sound.