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Caixa de Guerra 12" x 17 cm - steel sheet - Ivsom
|height of shell:||17 cm|
|length of rods:||20 cm|
|weight (net):||2,4 kg|
Caixa de Guerra 12"x17 cm - galvanised steel sheet with 6 strings!
A delicacy for fans of steel sheet sound!
Shells made of steel sheet have more compound and less body sound, meaning that it sounds less metall-like and has less overtones than e.g. aluminium instruments. The price is a few additional gramms to carry and for sure are prettier caixas than this one. But: the sound is spectacular: crispy, dry, yummy.
Special edition by IVSOM!
As usual with all IVSOM instruments, the tension rods are screwed down perfectly flush with the fittings in the tension hoop. It only sticks out very little over the tension bracket on the side of the nuts. All important details such as a smoothed out rims for ideal skin fitting, string accommodation, tension rings, threads etc. are neatly manufactured in the usual good quality IVSOM manner. Amongst others, IVSOM provides the Samba school Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel in Rio de Janeiro with his instruments. Being a mechanic and a caixa player, he disposes of ideal abilities for building good quality Samba instruments.
Customer reviews for "Caixa de Guerra 12" x 17 cm - steel sheet"(2)
This is a fantastic dry sounding caixa, I bonded with it immediately. The weight difference to aluminum is insignificant in my opinion, don't let it put you off. Now that I've experienced Ivsom I understand I'm playing the most authentic Rio bateria instruments available.
Die Caixa hat einen Top Klang und ist sehr sauber verarbeitet. Die Spannringe und Schrauben sind goldgelb. Die Caixa sieht damit besser aus als auf dem Foto.
IVSOM in Brazil
IVSOM is a small producer of Samba instruments from Rio de Janeiro. The brand is a wordplay: Its owner´s name is Ivson, the Braziliain word for tune is 'som'. Before becoming self-employed, Ivson absolved a profound formation in the metalworking craft sector. Ivson has been an active sambista for many years. He plays caixa for Mocidade, his wife and business partner Luciana plays the chocalho. Therefore he is very close to his clients and knows exactly, what is in demand. Ivson actively participates in the production of his instruments and makes excellent-quality instruments in a very well organized workshop. Some of Rio´s major Samba schools play his instruments. Quite frecuently Ivson surprises us with new features and innovations. Due to his close contact to the Samba scene, he is often the first to convert buzzing ideas and or incitations into useful inspiration for making new instruments. The IVSOM 'vasado' caixas and repiniques created the trend of instruments without bodies.
IVSOM in Europe
IVSOM instruments have gained high recognition amongst Hardcore Rio Sambistas in Europe within the last couple of years. Especially their good workmanship and the excellent sound of the drums have attracted the percussionist´s attenention over here. The number of IVSOM fans is growing larger each year.
IVSOM drums have a couple of untypical characteristics. For example, the tension rods are tightly screwed to the tension hoop. This link is very stable and absolutely free of rattling noises, but a bit more time-consuming in its montage. The surdos have a neat detail concerning the rims of the body where the head rests. The body´s wall is rimmed around a 10 mm flat bar. With this the corpus is a lot more stable than other bodies where wire is used for reinforcement. Like this the drums obtain a smooth and flat rim for ideal head fitting. IVSOM´s reference product is the rocar with 20 jingles.
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