Ron Vaughn 1″ Fluted-Jingle Tambourines

Ron Vaughn 1″ Fluted Jingles, supported in a feather-light, solid poplar hardwood, steam-bent shell, with Carbon Fiber structural supports throughout. Skins are mounted nail and hardware-free for excellent weight reduction and super-fast, in-hand sound response.

Ron Vaughn 1″ Fluted-Jingle Tambourines:

Ron Vaughn model #  RV-5050.SR01.Cng
These unique metals and jingles make possible some of the finest soft-sound performance densities in classical and studio performance today.

To quickly find our 1″ fluted jingle, Carbon Fiber, Split-Ring, Poplar Shell Concert Tambourine in our online store, click HERE:

Ron’s unique 1″ Fluted-Jingles shown here are combined with these
Super-Light-Weight Solid Poplar Solid Shells. 
Together with finely finished skins, the intricately shaped, opposing/meshing fluted jingle geometries alternately match and mesh to create beautifully sensitive, highly articulate sounds.

Solid Poplar Shells are steam bent by Ron Vaughn Percussion in the U.S.A., like all of Ron’s solid shells.
Poplar is a light weight North American hardwood, ideally suited for
these super-sensitive, beautifully voiced instruments.


The processes Ron develops through the decades to tune these metals is an extensive, fun path, creating an always-discovering fine collection of sounds for performers to listen to and select from if/when they find something that answers a unique performance need.

Sometimes the need already exists, and sometimes a new expressive/performance opportunity is discovered.

Not unlike composers and other artists who create generation after generation, instruments evolve and change and improve generation after generation.  It’s a  combination of discovering new sounds, and sometimes realizing that something old, tried and true is the right sound.

In these fluted jingles, the German Silver family of metals is one of the most useful and playable.
1″ Fluted German Silver Jingles, are the centerpiece of this split-ring poplar & carbon fiber instrument’s sound.  Matched with the remarkably light weight poplar shell and beautifully tensioned natural skin head, these metals sing freely in their small, delicate, highly specialized voices.
While producing a softly dense, articulate sound, the carbon fiber/poplar construction provides an excellent framework to support this instrument’s sound that will deliver reliable, consistent performance throughout an entire career and beyond..


Model number for ordering:  RV-5050.SR01.Cng