Brazilian percussion reflects the history, society, culture and geography of a massive segment of the South American population. In one sense rhythms are complex and diverse; in another, they stroll along more unfettered than, say, Cuban music, which must adhere to the clave. The Carnaval parades, the voices of exotic jungle birds, or even the joyful cries of children are replicated in these brazilian instruments. Designed to produce ultimate depth, struck open or muted, the LP Surdo is available in a choice of durable, lightweight traditional shells: select wood or aluminum. Sized optimally at 22"; X 20", the LP Surdo yields the required bottom-end to underpin the Carnaval dance/march. Note that a special radius top promotes hand comfort and access to the top head. Ten tuning rods positioned below rim level to add to comfort and enable stable tensioning. A leg set is included.