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Our lightest surdo line for Samba Reggae - Afro Samba!
Smaller sizes perfect for kids or young sambistas who need a lighter drum

Product overview

The Light surdos by Gope are built with light constructional components. From a musical point of a view you could also call it a compact surdo. If you tried it once - you will never again let go of it! The principle of construction is easy: Save weight! If you dance a lot or your bloco has a lot of choreography in their shows, or if you like playing your surdo high up above your head doing show elements, or if you simply don´t like carrying too much weight, then this ought to be your surdo!
The tension brackets, the hoop and metal elements are all very light, the tension rods are slimmer and therefore lighter than usual. The seam of the body is welded. Welded shells produce a higher and more audible part of shell sound due to producing more constant vibrations. The surdo seems delicate, but does not suffer in comparison with its heavier competitors. Of course weight always goes together with stability in some way, but we are happy to tell you that even after many years of experience, Gope´s light concept works very well and has proved to be successful.

14": 3.2kg. 6 tension rods

16": 3.6kg. 8 tension rods

18" : 4.5kg. 8 tension rods

20" : 5kg. 10 tension rods

22" : 5.4kg. 10 tension rods


Shell Material
14" (35cm), 16" (40cm), 18" (45cm), 20" (50cm), 22" (55cm),
With Legs

Delivery & returns


UK delivery starts at £1.95 and goes to a maximum of £5.95 (excluding Highlands & Islands which can be more for a parcel)

Free Delivery over £95  - This applies to orders delivered to the UK mainland only and (excludes Highlands & Islands) 

We aim to ship upon of receipt of an order, subject to stock availability.

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Once the item has been despatched it becomes your responsibility to return an order or item in an unmarked and resaleable condition before we can issue a refund to you. Please note that return postage charges cannot be refunded unless the product is faulty or not as described. Also please note that this only applies to individual customers.

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