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Rhythm Tech Shakes, Slaps, And JIngles For Thirty Innovative Years

By Radim McCue Published March 10, 2010

It was thirty years ago that a studio drummer in New York named Richard Taninbaum struck gold, not with a recording, but with a tambourine. His innovation, the crescent-shaped Rhythm Tech tambourine was an ergonomic slice of musical art that successfully launched a company. Today, the company has sold more than a million of that original model which has found its way on to hit records and into the permanent industrial design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. And, Rhythm Tech has become a leading supplier of percussion accessories and innovative instruments, such as its recent Stickball.

The company is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. Founder Richard Taninbaum was interviewed by Salman Haqqi at the 2010 NAMM show.

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