The repinique or repique is a large and extremely loud high pitched drum, used to play lead rhythms and to signify changes in samba music. It normally has a skin on both ends*, and its pitch sits between the deep surdos and the various smaller high-pitched drums.
This model has a single 10" head on one end of the 30cm shell, held in place by a strong aluminium counter hoop and rods. Each drum comes fully assembled and all the hardware is painted with protective black paint. A tuning key for tightening the synthetic skin is also included in the box.
We are proud to be the sole importers for Izzo who have been manufacturing top quality instruments in Brazil for more than 60 years.
Their new Junior series are built using thinner aluminium making them lighter and cheaper - perfect for younger players. An ingenious ridged design makes them just as strong (and loud!) as the standard range, meaning they'll easily survive the everyday perils of the classroom.
Read the introduction to samba music on the Chamberlain Music blog...
This listing is for the drum and tuning key only. Take a look at the links on the right hand side of this page for sticks and straps.
* This model has a skin on one end only.
Head diameter: 10" (25cm)
Shell height: 12" (30cm)
Total weight: 1.2kg