COMPACT TIMBAL WITHOUT COMPROMISES
We all know this from when we buy shoes - sometimes it just needs to be exactly the size in between and then it's perfect. Man kennt es vom Schuhe kaufen - manchmal braucht man einfach genau die Größe dazwischen, und die ist dann perfekt. For many timbaleiros, a 90cm timbal is too high and a 70cm timbal is too short. Contemporanea has now launched the perfect solution: the 14" x 80cm timbal. No quality loss in sound, top design and totally compact!
14" x 80cm compact timbal - extra size for 100% sound quality
14" x 80cm timbal - compact size for big time sound
Just what we needed: the perfect in-between size between the standard 90cm timbal and the short 70cm timbal for shorter sambistas.
This 80cm timbal is an ideal size if you are looking for a compact timbal without having to cut back on sound quality. The diameter is a standard 14" - same as the high timbals, only that the body is shorter. The Contemporanea PRO series builds with thick-walled aluminium giving their instruments a full and voluminous sound. 16 hooks and the specially designed timbal head make this timbal super attractive and also allow the the typical extra-high Bahia style pitching without any efforts. Aluminium timbals sound sharper than wooden timbals. If you play many outdoor gigs with your bloco, you'll find the sound of this aluminium timbal easier to recognise as it is more present. If it rains much where you live, no more worries about your instrument as aluminium timbals are really easy to maintain and they don't give much about humidity. Keep in mind that 16 tension hooks mean a lot of hardware, you will notice this in the weight of the instrument, even though this 80cm version already saves you almost 1 kg compared to the 90cm / 16 hook model. If you plan to walk many street parades, you might be better off with a lighter model.
The polished aluminium is definitively an eye-catcher, and the chromed comfort rim protects your hands.