The surdo is the biggest, deepest drum and plays the heartbeat of samba music. This model has a medium small 14" head on each end of the 55cm body, held in place by gleaming chrome counter hoops and 10 adjustable tension rods.
A combination of the deep aluminium shell and durable white Nylon skins - the definitive samba drum construction materials - ensures optimum resonance which creates that recognisable carnival tone. Each drum comes fully assembled and includes a tuning key for tightening the skins.
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 famous Standard Senior series are the first choice for serious samba percussionists around the world.
Read the introduction to samba music on the Chamberlain Music blog...
Struggling to assemble or tune your surdo? Our friends at Izzo made this helpful video:
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.
Head diameter: 14" (35cm)
Shell height: 22" (55cm)
Total weight: 4.6kg