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Here I share my favorite Tambourine, and as an alternative, my favorite Pandeiro.
The Pandeiro is my favored instrument these days and in fact, I rarely pick up my tambourine unless just playing around in the studio with friends. So will pop this one up first.
My Favorite Pandeiro and Tambourine
- LP RIO 10 inch Tunable Wood Pandeiro with Natural Head [Click to check current price on Amazon]
- Remo Tambourine, Lotus, 10″ x 2-5/8″, Fixed RENAISSANCE, German Silver Jingles, 5 Pairs x 2 Rows [Click to check current price on Amazon]
More Detail on the LP RIO Pandeiro
This is the Latin percussion pandeiro. It is not the most expensive pandeiro I own or have played but for all-round versatility, I find the ‘LP’ excellent, for both jamming and studio play.
The platinelas work astoundingly well in a live situation but are crisp enough for the studio too.
This model is 10 inches, has 5 sets of platinelas and 7 tuning screws.
At just a snip over 2 pounds in weight, it is both light enough for elongated playing time but weighty enough to feel full control.
My Favorite Tambourine
I recommend this Remo instrument as the best tambourine for beginners too. Simply put, I think it is fantastic value for money.
Learning tambourine can be frustrating when you are held back by the quality of your instrument, with the Remo you have a tambourine that will support you through learning and also offer great performance once you become more adept.
Like the Pandeiro above, the recommendation comes from the versatility it provides.