Popular Samba Instruments
Meinl Wood Surdos. Special order item - usually available within 5-7 days
D20 ALLROUND surdo beater with wood handle for all head types and voices, semi-hard head and well balanced
Our multi-talented all-rounder beater for all occasions: - the ALLROUND D20 has a slim body and is wonderfully comfortable to hold and play with - the handle is made of hard-wood and has the typical warm wood haptics - the medium hard head give a good attack and a present sound
Ideal for: Nylon heads, inverted nappa heads, vintage heads Surdo voices 1 + 2
Can do: If you play low surdo voices as well as high ones and just want to use one type of beaters, you 'll be quite fine with this one. For korino heads we recommend the version with the bigger and softer padded head - the FUNDO. If you play carefully, you can also use the D20 for korino heads
Large, extra-soft surdo mallets for XL bass
For all you surdo players who love adding an XL bass sound to your bloco, our FUNDO surdo beater is just what you need for surdo voices 1+2 in Samba Reggae or Bahian styles. The mallets are well balanced, have an extra large, soft head for a warm, massive sound with very little attack or overtones. They are particularly suitable for playing on korino heads due to the interior construction of the head - its diameter is larger than our other models and it has additional padding. The handle is made of resistant hard wood so it is able to take show elements well
Handy and compact - 10" repinique by Timbra
If weight or less luggage is important to you this Timbra repinique is ideal and the sound is excellent too. Also kids and young sambistas will find the 10" a convenient size as it is only a little bit smaller than the standard 12" repinique but simply a lot handier. In terms of sound you don't have to lower your expectations, as with a 10" repinique you are just as able to play proper calls and solis, though of course the resonance body is a bit smaller. You can play it in Rio Samba, Samba Reggae / Afro Samba or in kids- and school bands, size and sound are perfect for any style! Weighing only 2,3 kg it is a pretty light instrument, the shell is made of polished aluminium, all hardware is chromed.
When we first started supplying samba instruments in 1980, they were a bit of a curiosity in the U.K., but now everyone's at it! And quite right too. What better way to involve all ages and abilities in a glorious rhythmic celebration. From Cornwall to the North of Scotland, samba schools, community groups and school bands are beating the living daylights, with varying degrees of subltety, out of surdos, repeniques, caixas, agogos, tamborims and timbals. No street party, no carnival and no parade is complete without it's bateria of enthusiasts playing (often home grown) versions of batucada, maracatu, afoxe and samba reggae rhythms. We don't forget the professional players either, with a range of top quality instruments for the more ambitious.
Many of you know of the problems of continuity of supply from Brazil, so we try to source a variety of different brands from different suppliers - Gope, Artcelsior, Izzo, Contemporanea, Pearl, Remo and Meinl to name just some. Also with our warehouse facility, we can have the instruments on the shelves rather than just on paper! We won't always have the precise item you want but we're working on it! From single instruments to samba packs.
If you would like to speak to someone in Portuguese or Spanish, ask for our Brazilian staff member Cristine Ugarte.