Black Swamp manufactures the most versatile series of tambourines. Their original SoundArt calf head series reinvented the orchestral tambourine sound. They are becoming the tambourine of choice for percussionists around the world.
Calf Head: High quality, clear calf heads absorb less moisture in humid conditions than white calf heads. Results in a more playable surface and better response.
Solid Ash Shell: Manufactured with a steam bent, solid ash shell. Provides full and commanding voice. Ergonomic handle design provides a comfortable grip and dual sized jingle slots allow more seamless shake rolls.
Hand Hammered Jingles: All SoundArt Series are custom fit with hand hammered jingles for a full and unique sound.
TD1 Chromium 25
Dry & crunchy with maximum articulation and projection
TD2 Phosphor Bronze
Dark, warm texture with significant jingle sustain
TD3 German Silver
Bright and wet for a very traditional sound
TD4 Beryllium Copper
Balancing sustain and warmth for a full sonority
TC1 Chromium 25 / Phosphor Bronze
Fuses the articulation of Chromium w/warmth of Bronze for unique and versatile sound
TC2 Chromium 25 / German Silver
Bright texture with sustain of German silver and crunch of Chromium