Our Inanna Tambourine is the fruition of a thoughtful collaboration between Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, and Cooperman: light in the hands, beautifully crafted, aesthetically pleasing, with a full dynamic range. Three cut-out grips enable a great versatility in playing styles and reduce the overall weight of the drum. There are four sets of smaller copper jingles and one set of nickel jingles. The copper jingles are light in weight, and help give the drum its sweet, gentle sound. A slightly larger diameter set of nickel jingles is intended to be the played (struck as opposed to shaken) jingle; the larger diameter of this jingle provides positive control and a brighter, crisper sound for playing jingle patterns.
- 10" diameter x 2 1/2" depth, 2-ply steambent and lathe turned Vermont Cherry wood.
- 10 pair of jingles, spaced as 5 stacked sets
- Shell scalloped between jingle sets .
- Distinctive Blue or Red stain with overcoat of clear lacquer, burnished with wax.
- Coordinating purple or black cord.
- Recommended REMO Ebony or REMO Renaissance drumhead.
PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT DELIVERY INFORMATION
Cooperman drums are crafted in small batches. Except for the instruments featured in our "Drums Available to Ship Now" section, it may take up to 4 weeks to build your drum from log to finished instrument. Please contact us if you have a specific scheduling issues about your purchase. Follow this link to view our Shipping Policy.
Cooperman Hand Drums start in the Vermont woods where we select native hardwood trees to mill, using methods passed down through generations of sawyers and drum builders to create our single-ply steam-bent wood shells. We mill a variety of wood species - primarily cherry, ash, and maple. We specify the wood for each model drum based on a variety of considerations, including sound characteristics of the shell, weight, and appearance.
Similarly, Cooperman offers drums with a variety of drumhead materials. We recommend synthetic heads - natural skin drumheads have a traditional and unique sound, but they are a great vexation to drummers since swings in temperature and humidity greatly effect tuning and playability. In many cases (as with the AIS series) we specify a particular drumhead (ie. REMO Renaissance or REMO Weatherking Clear). We use, exclusively, REMO synthetic products, choosing from their extensive catalog of options to suit the sound characteristics of the various drum models. We can mount a skin head at your request.
The drumhead is secured into an exterior groove, which is then covered with a colored cord. The default color is black, though in some cases we coordinate the color with other design features or decorative inlays.
All Cooperman drums are tunable. The tuning mechanism (US PATENT # 5,517,890) was developed and patented to address the evolving requirements of frame drummers. We believe it is the best system possible for keeping the drum in a desirable range while retaining the sound and visual aesthetic of a traditional frame drum. All drums are sold with a tuning wrench included.
Our standard finish is a clear, musical instrument grade lacquer. This finish protects and brings out the extraordinary grain of our native Vermont hardwoods. For some models, our drums are specified with decorative and colorful stains, inlays, or overlays. In most cases, you may choose to personalize your drum with a custom finish.
Many of the design specifications can be customized - wood choice. head material, diameter, depth, etc.. Contact us by email or phone to discuss your ideas.
We hope you will have a lifetime of satisfaction with your drum and spread the word about the instruments we make.