Get The Party Started

If you crave the festive sounds of Carnaval, the four new drums in LP's Rio Brazilian percussion line puts the samba celebration at your fingertips.

The LP Rio Brazilian 10" Pandeiro with Skin Head projects an indigenous rhythmic sound that balances the sonorities of the drum and jingles. A natural skin head sits atop an ample 10" diameter, 1-3/4" deep premium hardwood shell that makes it easy to hold and manipulate. Six circumference screws provide tuning stability. Five sets of traditional Pandeiro jingles are positioned to balance the instrument.

Ramp up the resonance with the LP Rio Brazilian 12" Pandeiro, an instrument with a 1-3/4" deep hardwood shell ribbed with seven sets of Pandeiro jingles. A special head offers deep fundamental sound with controlled overtones. The head provides the same type of sound as a taped skin head and gives this larger diameter Pandeiro added durability and projection. Carry bag included for both models.

The new LP Rio Brazilian 18" Surdo produces the essential muted and open bass tones that set march tempo and define the basic loping "two-feel" of Samba. The LP Rio Brazilian Surdo comes in two models: a wood shell (LP3018) and an aluminum shell (LP3118). Wood shells project earthy, low frequencies with solid attack, while aluminum shells balance volume, sensitivity, and a wide frequency palette. The 22" x 18" shells deliver a robust tone but are amazingly portable.

Both models include leg sets that can be removed for marching. The brackets for the legs are positioned for leg comfort. Curved rims ensure stable tuning and minimize hand trauma. The eight recessed tension screws are also "hand friendly".

LP Rio Brazilian 10" Pandeiro - $119

LP Rio Brazilian 12" Pandeiro - $121

LP Rio Brazilian 18" Surdo, Wood - $419

LP Rio Brazilian 18" Surdo, Aluminum - $399