The shallow tamborim is traditionally hit with a double or triple pronged plastic stick, and plays the distinctive high pitched syncopated rhythms in a samba band. As it's quite small, you’ll probably need more than one to cut through the texture.
This model has a single 6" synthetic skin that can be tightened by using the supplied key to adjust the hook tuners. Unlike the larger drums in the Junior series, its shell is made from pine wrapped in vinyl which produces a fuller sound than plastic or metal models.
We are proud to be the sole importers for Izzo who have been manufacturing top quality instruments in Brazil for more than 60 years.
The larger drums in 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.
Izzo are particularly well known for their smaller drums - the pandeiros and tamborims - and even these lightweight Junior models are made to an extremely high standard.
Read the introduction to samba music on the Chamberlain Music blog...
Head diameter: 6" (15cm)
Total weight: 0.3kg