I started playing in an acoustic Praise and Worship band. I wanted something different than always using stick click snare on those ubiquitous slow ballads. So I ordered this combo. Reviews said tambourine jingled when block was struck. It does - but adds color. Reviews said tambourine had stick sound and was soft. I didn't think that would be a problem because I needed soft. But the tambourine is REALLY soft. You need to dial up about two dynamic levels on your technique to balance even a nylon tip stick on a closed hi-hat. The block is much dryer and softer than an LP Jam Block. Workmanship is good and the mount is a solid Gibraltar product. The real deal breaker for me was when mounted to a hi-hat stand the tambourine jingles when the hats are closed. It was like having a jingle ring attached. Not the sound I was after. Would work if attached to a cymbal stand. But not the set-up I had in mind. So this good deal didn't turn out to be the real deal I was after.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This is pretty good but not for my style, the moon block is higher than a wood block. I dont like that the sound of the initial hit is very noticeable on the tambourine, also. If there were some kind of dampeners I would rate this a 5.
This is a nice little addition to your kit. The mounting stand/arm is strong and sturdy. And the tamb./block can really add some versitility to your playing. Get this little accesory-it's fun to fool around with!
I just got a new set that I have been fixing up. I've got most the cymbals and heads and felt the set needed something else. I came across this and it looked good and the price was good...So I got it in and it sounded awesome... The ONLY downside is that if you hit the block the tam. makes noise as well...but not a lot of noise.