AIS Todd Roach Hybrid Tambourine
Our Todd Roach Hybrid Tambourine is designed to offer a variety of distinct jingle effects, layered onto of a full bodied, percussive, low tambourine sound. The tuning capabilities and the adjustable jingle pins make it a great instrument for accompanying many styles of music and for building dynamic drum solos.
Configured for left-handed or right-handed players, the mix of pandeiro, tamburello, kanjira, and riq jingles is laid-out for maximum control over the jingle action. The shell is deep enough to give a full resonant sound and shallow enough to easily switch between any varieties of tambourine techniques. Our collared, adjustable jingle pin allows players to reduce the action of, or to completely lock-off, each pair of jingles. This feature enhances the ability to isolate the effect of individual jingle styles. While intended for maximum versatility, the drum comes set-up with Todd’s preferred layout for the 7 jingle pairs: counterclockwise from the riq jingles held in the 6 o’clock position, kanjira, pandeiro, pandeiro, tamburello, kanjira, pandeiro.
We recommend a synthetic head, choose either a REMO® cloth/mylar for a distinctly lower pitch range, or a REMO® Renaissance for a more modern, full pitch range.
Our patented internal tuning technology allows a variety of sound possibilities while allowing the player to maintain a complete range of motion, unencumbered by external hardware. Tension on the head is adjusted by the action of an internal, lightweight, moveable bearing member. A single T-grip Allen wrench is used to both tune the drum and to act on the jingle pins. We secure the head into an exterior groove which is then covered with a colored knit, cord, a design that minimizes the tendency of the head to pull away from the shell.
The 12” diameter by 2 1/8 deep, lathe turned Maple shell is lightweight (about 550 grams), and is decorate with a Sapele wood inlay.