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.

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Shell

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.

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Jingle Slots

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.

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Jingles

Our jingles are hammered in such a way to produce a full sonority while balancing characteristics such as attack, tessitura, sustain, projection, and tone. 

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Heads

SoundArt tambourines are available with either translucent calf, or Remo Renaissance heads.  Click HERE for more info.

TWO WAYS

TO EXPLORE SOUND OPTIONS

1

Sound Profiles

Click a thumbnail to view specific models and sound samples.

Bright

Dark

2

Timbre Chart

Click a jingle type to view specific models and sound samples.

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.

Included with every BSP tambourine

Black Swamp padded tambourine case

A plush padded

tambourine bag

(10" tambourines only)

Black Swamp thumb roll beeswax

Super turbocharged

thumb roll beeswax