The SoundArt Series tambourines reinvented and revived the true orchestral tambourine sound by returning to the superior tone that is produced only with a steam-bent, single ply shell. Black Swamp Percussion's shell is complemented by jingles made from tonally rich metal alloys and quality calfskin to create the de facto standard of tambourines throughout the world.
The core of Black Swamp Percussion's SoundArt Series tambourines is a solid, steambent Ash shell. They use skilled hand craftsmanship and precise, advanced machinery to showcase the natural beauty of the wood. Their rigorous quality standards and superior quality lumber means that they don't have to hide anything. Every SoundArt Series tambourine ever produced has been made with a single ply Ash shell. No compromises - ever.
The jingles are hammered in such a way to produce a full sonority while balancing different characteristics such as attack, tessitura, sustain, projection, and tone. For example, some jingle types emphasize bite, while others emphasize ring. Double and Chromium 25 jingles are very bright, cutting, articulate, and crunchy. As the tambourine is "played in," it will be an extremely articulate sound that is surprisingly full bodied.
This SoundArt tambourine features Remo Renaissance synthetic heads. The synthetic head offers more resistance to pitch changes while still producing a professional sound.