N Scott Robinson Riqq2

Our 2.125 Artists Series Riq features the traditional jingle arrangement of 5 double-row, evenly spaced sets. The head is tightly mounted to create the drum’s distinctive clear, high pitched sound. We’ve incorporated the patented Cooperman internal tuning system to maintain top performance under all conditions, as well as our removable jingle pin system to allow for alternative combination of jingles.

Standard finish pictured above right.

Custom finish for N.Scott Robinson pictured left.  This riq is mounted with REMO Weatherking (unscuffed).  There are 9 pair of hammered brass jingles and one pair of hammered bronze (the pair that is “played”).

Our Artists Series Riq is a superbly balanced drum with design features that contribute to the players’ control of jingle response:

  • Larger diameter (9 1/8th) enhances rich doum/drum sonority and accommodates the exploration of non-traditional techniques
  • Shallow depth (2 1/8th) facilitates player grip, jingle access, and jingle control, in a full range playing positions
  • Aluminum bearing/tuning edge on wood body strengthens bright, articulated tak drum sounds and forward-balances the instrument.
  • Hand-hammered brass, bronze, or a combination of brass and bronze, jingles creates a shimmering effect while allowing the percussive drum sound to punch through.

Cooperman recommends REMO Weatherking head for its bright, highly responsive sound. Weatherking heads may be scuffed to give them a slight surface texture. Alternatively, either REMO Renaissance or natural fish skin is available at the same price.

Diameter: 9.125 inches (23.2 cm)
Depth: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm)
Head: REMO Renaissance, REMO Weatherking, or Fish
Jingles: Hand hammered brass, hand hammered bronze, or a combo brass and bronze
Average Weight: 1.65 lbs (750 grams )

For those who prefer a heavier, more traditional shell, this drum can built thicker, deeper, wider etc.

For those seeking a smaller diameter riq, See also our AIS Judy Piazza Riqq

Cooperman 2.125 Artist Series Riq:

$363.00 – Natural finish
$409.00 – custom polychrome finish



Also available with custom finishes:


sunburst riq 2.125