Friday, May 12, 2023

Handmade pandeiros

If you're a regular reader of the blog then I certainly apologize for my incredibly light posting in recent months.  For one, I'm working on a new record with my band, Samba Azul.  But also, I've been building my own pandeiros, which I'm delighted to share with you now.

I'm not bending my own shells, yet.  But everything is cut, drilled, filed, and finished by hand.  And most importantly, the platinelas (jingles) are completely hand cut, hammered, and lathed.

I've been working with blank shells, but I've also experimented with upcycling old toms that have been separated from their drumset family.

If you're interested in purchasing one, drop me an e-mail and we'll chat about the different options available.