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Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine Black 1 Row

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Add a new sound to your drumset with this sweet sounding Hi-Hat Tambourine. An easy-access wing nut allows quick setup, adjustment, and removal. This...Click To Read More About This Product

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Add a tambourine sound to your set.

Add a new sound to your drumset with this sweet sounding Hi-Hat Tambourine. An easy-access wing nut allows quick setup, adjustment, and removal.

This unit will fit on any standard-size hi-hat rod.


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MeinlHi-Hat Tambourine
 
4.2

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (10)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Huge tone (3)
  • Sensitive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (8)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Theegoliath

I have looked around for a Hi-Hat tambourine for a while now, and durability was always my main concern. The Meinl hi-hat tambourine is by far the most durable for its small price....Read complete review

I have looked around for a Hi-Hat tambourine for a while now, and durability was always my main concern. The Meinl hi-hat tambourine is by far the most durable for its small price. The add says it is mainly designed for only used when opening and closing the hats. Well, I find that it holds up just find when struck too. However, I am not a "hard hitter", and do not ride on it. I only use it for accents, and when opening and closing the hats.

The jingle rods are easily replacable at any hardware store due to the fact that they are simply screws and bolts that hold the jingles on. Other brands have simple welds that once break, they are not fixable unless you have access to a welder. I have used this tambourine for a few months now, and it looks brand new still like the day I got it out of the box!

I would highly recommend the Meinl Hi-Hat tambourine to any drummer who wants an inexpensive addition to there drumset that is both greatly musical and durable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your money!

Unless you are a HARD HITTER on your Hi-Hat, and just use it when you open or close your hi-hat, it has no sound what so ever, the only way you can get...Read complete review

Unless you are a HARD HITTER on your Hi-Hat, and just use it when you open or close your hi-hat, it has no sound what so ever, the only way you can get any sound as a tambourine, you have to strike the tambourine directly. Don't waste your money!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Theegoliath

By Theegoliath

from Bremerton, Wa.

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Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

I have looked around for a Hi-Hat tambourine for a while now, and durability was always my main concern. The Meinl hi-hat tambourine is by far the most durable for its small price. The add says it is mainly designed for only used when opening and closing the hats. Well, I find that it holds up just find when struck too. However, I am not a "hard hitter", and do not ride on it. I only use it for accents, and when opening and closing the hats.

The jingle rods are easily replacable at any hardware store due to the fact that they are simply screws and bolts that hold the jingles on. Other brands have simple welds that once break, they are not fixable unless you have access to a welder. I have used this tambourine for a few months now, and it looks brand new still like the day I got it out of the box!

I would highly recommend the Meinl Hi-Hat tambourine to any drummer who wants an inexpensive addition to there drumset that is both greatly musical and durable.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't waste your money!

By Bobcat123

from Montana

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • No Sound
    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

    Unless you are a HARD HITTER on your Hi-Hat, and just use it when you open or close your hi-hat, it has no sound what so ever, the only way you can get any sound as a tambourine, you have to strike the tambourine directly. Don't waste your money!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Little Accent piece

    By mamyers17

    from Wrentham, MA

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    Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

    One thing that surprized me. When I chink my HiHat the tamboorine sound is not very pronounced over the chink of the hihat. Not sure if this because my Zildjian Quick Beats are loader then many hats when chinking. I found I can get a nice tambo sound when I hit the rim or even better if I fully release the pedal and get a quick stop at the top of the hihat through.. Certainly this will add a new technique to my playing. If you want more tambo sound check out Meinls (2) ring option...
    Features, well it works. It's simple to use. has a nice tamborine tone.
    Built like a tank
    Fair price for a well build tambo

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for the money!!!

    By yellonoma

    from Charleston, Illinois

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    Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

    Just received this for Christmas this year and I'm definately impressed! You'd think this tambourine would be flimzy by looking at pictures, but once played I quickly changed my mind! It's very sturdy and a lot higher quality than I originally thought. I'd definately recommend this to anyone looking for a new addition to their kit!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It Jingles !!!

    By Bleikr

    from West Virginia

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

      For jingles that leave some jingle in your pocketbook, these are the jingles for you.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      i ll be playn this thng

      By big sel

      from lufkin texas

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

        hey bros,fist time i heard one was back in the 70,s our band went to hear albert king. loved it then love it now. 50 yr. vet drummer. jam on bros.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        VERY Nice Effect

        By Thumbsquick

        from South Carolina

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        Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

        So I go to the local music store looking for oneof these. The only one they had was cheap lookingand plastic, which was what I was expecting anyway, then I looked at the price tag expecting to see a $5.00 mark....it was $50.00!! nnnnnnno..After "LOL"ing to myself, I left the store.Later I decided to check MF for the same item.they had one that looked the same and was $15.00,MUCH better price, but I was still expecting a cheap, flimsy thing.... turns out, not so flimsy!It's made of good quality metal and the jinglessound bright clean. It was the perfect additionto my set! Get one, you'll not be disapointed.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Sturdy, Bright Sound!

        By JPdrummer823

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

            I saw this tambourine being used by Chris "Daddy" Dave and that alone was reason enough to buy it and use it religiously. The sound is extremely versatile in tone, volume, and use. I really don't need to go into much more detail other than Chris Dave using them... Amazing product for hip-hop, fusion, funk, and any other type of music.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great!

            By Mike

            from Wesley, FL

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            Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

            Unobtrusive. Small with a great sound. Only sounds when you hit the HH pedal a particular way, which I like because I don't have to worry about removing it when I don't want the tambourine sound.

             
            4.0

            This works well in light settings

            By Joey

            from San diego

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment

              Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

              It's functional and sounds good. Just never strike it with your drumstick.

               
              5.0

              Perfect size!

              By Coolcamera

              from Florida

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                Used on a hi hat stand for accent work. Cuts nicely with sticks or rutes.

                 
                5.0

                Nifty little addition to the arsenal

                By Bruce the K

                from Davis, CA

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                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                  Adds some nice variety to use in place of closed hi hat (and it mounts right above it).

                   
                  2.0

                  Ehhh....

                  By KT

                  from Memphis

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Sensitive
                    • Poorly Made

                    Best Uses

                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                    I put it on my hihat and it kept knocking my hihat loose, then the screw broke, all in the first day. I finally gave up and turned it to were the bar is not near my hihat screw. It barely makes any noise.

                     
                    3.0

                    Hi-Hat Tambourine

                    By M

                    from Blairsville Georgia

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Blues
                    • Rb

                    Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                    Well made little tamborine but, isn't very sensative. In fact it is down right flat. If it had maybe one more set of discs it would have been ok. Not bad, just a little disapointed. If you want the big ching sound pay a little more and get the bigger tamborine made for hi hat. I liked the fact it was small and didn't interfere with hi-hat work.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great new sound for softer music

                    By Dave

                    from Ohio

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                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                      I play in a very contemporary worship band and this adds a new sound to some of the softer music we play. Not overbearing like a light stick on a hi-hat or cymbal.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      HI-HAT TAMBOURINE

                      By hoags

                      from indiana

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                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Practise
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                        Descent sound,fits well,good addition to drum kit.

                         
                        4.0

                        Hi-Hat Tambourine

                        By Kev

                        from Florida

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                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Huge Tone
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment

                          Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                          Bought this for a different sound for my hi hat. I read that it was poorly made but found it wasn't bad. I can see some saying that it broke right away but they must be playing the tambourine itself. I just play the hi hat the normal way and get a nice sound out of it.

                           
                          4.0

                          I like it

                          By spiderbran

                          from Gainesville, GA

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                          Pros

                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                          • Not Sensitive

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Jazz Clubs
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Meinl Hi-Hat Tambourine:

                          It's a little smaller than I was expecting, but that was my own fault for not paying attention to dimensions. It gets the job done but works better when you tap it with stick than when you use high hat pedal.

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