When it comes to choices in jingles, Grover Pro Percussion set the standard by which all others are judged. We offer four distinctive jingle alloys to choose from. We also developed a proprietary process of jingle heat treatment which brings out the crystalline character of some alloys. While we know that percussionists appreciate a choice in the timbral spectrum, we also know that it can be difficult to pick your sound profile given so many options. We offer the following tonal descriptions as a starting point in your selection process.
- Phosphor Bronze
Phosphor Bronze is preferred by musicians who seek darker sound colors. Phosphor Bronze compliments the deep character of romantic European orchestral repertoire. Equally suited for concert band or small ensemble, this special alloy is for those who gravitate towards mid-range and darker overtones.
Our brass jingle resounds with a clear, bright midrange tonality that makes it a great choice for a “multi-purpose” tambourine. The tone is clear and focused with a midrange sound center. The good dynamic response of this jingle makes it suitable for schools and younger players needing experience with a quality instrument.
- German Silver
Our most popular alloy, German Silver resounds with clear articulation that is bright, sensitive, and powerful. This versatile alloy is the choice of many classical players looking for a focused sparkle that’s not too heavy in sound. The most popular choice for all-around playing requirements.
- Beryllium Copper
Beryllium Copper tambourine jingles were first developed by Grover Pro in the 1980s. This rare alloy is chosen by players who want a rich texture with a balanced blend of both bright and dark overtones. In the right hands, this tambourine will create a lush, signature sound profile. This is the tambourine of choice for many professional orchestra players.
- Heat-Treated Copper
Orchestral percussionists asked us to create a dry tambourine with dark sonic focus. Our HTC model fits the bill and gives percussionists a tambourine that adds the darker hues to the orchestral palette of sound colors. This tambourine is dry and “crunchy” like the HTS, but has a darker sound profile.
- Heat-Treated Silver
Our Heat-Treated Silver tambourine resounds with a superb combination of bright, extra dry, and full sonorities. Percussionists who desire an articulate, “crunchy” spread of overtones will appreciate the extra steps we take that crystallize the molecular structure of our German Silver alloy. The HTS tambourine is perfect for passages that require exaggerated articulation.
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