Ron’s Phoenix Tambourines: A Triple-Row, Solid-Shell, Split-Ring, Carbon-Fiber instrument that is superb for concert performance, and darn exciting and useful in studio recording sessions for many, many reasons.
The Phoenix Triple-Row is a deeper, Split-Ring, Carbon-Fiber, Solid Maple shell construction. Yet, the Phoenix still retains the classic Super-Grip, with the same grip dimensions and feel as all other SuperGrip-equipped tambourines of Ron’s.
The row of jingles closest to the head consists of 39 pair of Compound 1″ Fluted German Silver jingles, with the two lower rows in a staggered pattern. And those two lower rows of jingles combine to add an additional 17 pair of full-size jingles.
Despite all this metal in one instrument, the Phoenix remains a very light, fast-in-hand instrument due to the Split-Ring/Carbon Fiber design combination.
The Phoenix offers terrific softer-dynamic clarity for parts requiring bright articulation and fine control, and allows for much greater parts requiring ‘playing out’ at much higher volumes.