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Surdo 18''x45cm BAHIA LIGHT Linha Leve - aluminium - Izzo

Surdo 18''x45cm BAHIA LIGHT Linha Leve - aluminium - Izzo

Izzo
Item number
A326618
weight (net):
4,07 kg

Delivery: 2-5 business days (EU mainland)

139,00 *

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Delivery: 2-5 business days (EU mainland)

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Surdo 18''x45cm BAHIA LIGHT Linha Leve - aluminium
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Surdo Bahia Light Linha Leve 18"x45 cm - Samba Reggae aluminium surdo (dobra, high voice)... more

Surdo 18''x45cm BAHIA LIGHT Linha Leve - aluminium - Izzo

item number: A326618
finish: matt
head: Nylon
diameter: 18''
height: short shell
shell: aluminium
hardware: black
height of shell: 43,5 cm
total height: 46,5 cm
tension rods: 8
length of rods: 47 cm
weight (net): 4,07 kg

Surdo Bahia Light Linha Leve 18"x45 cm - Samba Reggae aluminium surdo (dobra, high voice)

The times of heavy surdos are long gone, lightweight surdos for people with back problems, young sambistas, groups with strong choreographies: the Linha Leve follows the trend of ultra-lightweight construction and with slimmed down hardware is an ideal model in the sizes 16" and 18".

Features
✔ lightweight construction
✔ matt finish, black hardware
✔ Solid constuction
✔ clean threads
✔ matt aluminium look keeps the price low, as it is cheaper to produce than a polished finish
✔ grooves reinforce the static of the drum body

Pros
✔ extremely lightweight
✔ low price
✔ good for people with back problems who need to pay attention to every gram of the instrument
✔ suitable for young sambistas who are not yet able to carry heavy drums
✔ good for long parades and performances
✔ choreographies & show dancing easier due to low weight


The 'keep-in-minds' of lightweight construction
Like everything, light weight comes at a price. We have put together the most important facts for you to point out the dos and don'ts of  lightweight surdos Whether it is still an option for you - hopefully you will be able to answer after reading:

✘ Extremely lightweight surdos like the Linha Leve are generally less robust than heavier models.
✘ Thinner aluminium sheets and generally less materials (hardware) weaken the statics. Aluminium grooves counteract these weak points, but clearly thick-walled surdos are more stable.
✘ Normally, drum hardware is solid and heavy. Lightweight construction means cuts have been made. The rods are thinner, the nuts shorter and therefore have less thread available to hold the tension the rim underneith the head is very narrow.
✘ The Linha Leve can't be tuned extremely high, the shell is too thin to compensate for high resistance.
✘ The shell seam is folded, not welded, which has a positive effect on the price, but is also less durable.
✘ weaker sound due to thinner resonance body.

TIPS & TRICKS
Compared to the regular surdo series by Izzo, the shell of the Bahia Light Linha Leve model uses a thinner aluminium sheet and light-construction hardware. This is great to save weight, however, you might find the sound outcome less powerful. If weight is very important to you and you want to max out the sound of your surdo, try using a double-layer head for more sound stability. This surdo size is designed for the high dobra voice, which typically sounds ultra-dry. The heads that come with the surdo are perfectly suited for this purpose. In order to get an even drier sound with even less sustain, we have seen drummers in Salvador stick soft foam stips to the inside of the shell that slightly touch the head from the inside and filter out all unneccessary overtones.


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High-quality instruments for Rio Samba and Samba Reggae, which are especially popular and proven in schools! For quite some years now, instrument builder IZZO remains among the top brands of Brazilian Samba percussios. It has been a while that IZZO instruments from São Paulo were rather simple percussion instruments which were very popular in Brazil due to their good price range.
Then they began to constantly increase their standard of Samba instruments until they reached a top-class level. By now they have become a serious manufacturer with a wide range of very well manufactured instruments which are known throughout the international market.

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IZZO achieved a special coup when in 2010 they lanced their top brand TIMBRA. TIMBRA instruments were developed in close cooperation with renowned percussionists. The objective was to create convincing series of instruments with great sound, optically outstanding and adecuate for stage gigs. Especially the timbals, made of either wood or aluminium, set new standards with their 16 tuning hooks, extraordinary design and spectacular sound.

Today IZZO is completely in the league of the old-established traditional brands of Samba instruments.


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