TIMBRA is the name of a brandnew percussion line that the brazilian manufacturer IZZO will be presenting at the Musikmesse Frankfurt this year. The modern design and top
quality of the entire range of samba percussion instruments ( Surdo, Pandeiro, Timbal, Repenique, Caixa and Cuica) is a real eyecatcher!
The standards for these instruments have been set up together with top musicians, like Rumpilezz and Chiclete com Banana from Salvador/Bahia.
They not only took influence on the developement of the instruments, they also put the prototypes to the acid test. The result of this absolutely professional
liaison are for example 90cm high Timbals in wood and aluminium which are all equiped with 16 tension hooks for high tuning! Of course this grade of perfection
will surely demand an adequate price but on the other hand these instruments seem to be very promising.