Meinl ABS Pandeiro Napa Head
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Tunable timekeeper, tambourine descendant, tone-rich jingle,
With roots in Medieval Europe and a strong current presence in South America, this Meinl Pandeiro has a replaceable Napa head and chrome hardware. Played with one hand while the other alters the pitch of the drum, the frame has countersunk bolt lugs to adjust it's tone. Solid metal jingles produce a dry and cutting sound. Meinl Pandeiros are available with different jingle and head variations.
- Replaceable Napa head
- ABS Plastic
- Reduced overtones
- Chrome plated hardware
Think of it as a tambourine for the multi-instrumentalist. Order today.
ABS Pandeiro Napa Head Specifications:
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- Great Sound
- Huge Tone
- A Bit Heavy
- Big venues
- Jazz Clubs
- Small Venues
Comments about Meinl ABS Pandeiro Napa Head:
I own two pandeiros: this one and the Remo Samba Choro. I always come back to playing this one. Even though it's half the price and 15-20% heavier, the tones produced just cannot be beat. The NAPA head is so comfortable and really genius in my eyes. A Mylar head covered in a soft cloth-like material. It really helps the instrument to produce nice low, round, bass tones. It also produces really pronounces and ballsy slap tones.
The jingles are nice and musical. Not too thin or trashy. Bright and full sounding.
My only issue is that there are too many jingles (6) where the standard is generally 5. Because there are 6, the spacing of the jingles makes things a bit peculiar and tricky to play. When using the modern method of playing where the pandeiro rotates via left hand as the axis, there is a tendancy for the jingles to slide sideways, instead of up and down. So instead of producing nice 'chic" sounds, you will sometimes get a "slushing" of the jingles. It sounds a bit sloppy and takes more getting used to and technique to get around. Other than that, it is a great looking and great feeling instrument. The weight and jingles take a bit getting used to. I prefer this pandeiro more to my Remo which is double the price. PS. mic'd it sounds incredible.