Cuica 10'' - inox - Gope
|total height:||31,5 cm|
|length of rods:||26,5 cm|
|finish:||brushed / matt|
|weight (net):||3 kg|
Cuica with inox shell in 10" - hoop and 10 galvanised steel tension rods
Well made inox cuica in classical 10" format and pretty hide head - makes a cuiqueiros heart beat faster instantly! 10 tension rods of zincked steel and a tension hoop painted in brass look. In terms of sound you'll have no problem at all finding your place in any well-sized bateria. This cuica is well made with a simple finish and neatly cut threads. The seam of the body is welded like all Gope instruments. Welded shells produce a higher and more audible part of shell sound than e.g. grooved shells as their shell vibrates better. Cuicas are a great enrichment for any Samba band. It is fun playing and watching them and they also bring a whole new soundscape to a Samba.
Tip: If the stick is too thick, grab some sand paper and sand down the bamboo stick carefully until it's thinner. It does get more fragile, but you will find that the cuica will react more easily!
Customer reviews for "Cuica 10'' - inox"
GOPE is a family-run business from the area around São Paulo. Today the company is being run in its third generation by the grand daughter of the firm´s founder.
The brand GOPE has been producing drums and smallpercussion instruments for over 50 years now. When the company was founded, there was already a small workshop in which drumsets were manufactured.
In 1962, the production of the typical Samba instruments began, iniciated by Humberto Rodella, the son of the founder. The company kept growing and after several relocations in São Paulo, GOPE finally found the right place for building a large production hall in Embu Guaçu, a suburb of São Paulo.
Since then GOPE produces in Embu Guaçu everything from the Agogô to the Zabumba, a wide range of percussion instruments, and only recently also various wind instruments.
GOPE has always kept in close touch with the musicians. The ideas and proposals for modifications that they received from many of those contacts, have always had much influence in the development of new instruments and improvement of production.