Gope Repique, 12″ x 30cm
12” x 30cm
7 tuning lugs
Photo shows 10″ drum. The 12″ has the same appearance.
4 in stock
Gope repiques are prized for their sharp, clear, projecting sound, especially for use in samba reggae and Bahian rhythms. The bearing edges are even and sharp and the drums have nicely machined hardware that allows for accurate tuning.
12″ repiques are common for outdoor use, typically worn with a strap around the waist with flexible sticks or a wood stick. These drums have a prominent voice in the samba reggae rhythms of groups like Olodum and Ile Aiye. They can also be played in Rio style samba.
10″ repiques can also be used outdoor. They have a higher pitched sound.
8″ and 6″ repiques, call “baqurinhas” have an even higher pitch. They are more commonly used on a stand on stage, played with small flexible sticks. These drums have been used by bands such as Timbalada and other modern bands in Bahia, playing axe and pagodão.
The red “Dida” drums are part of a special line of drums designed to honor the group Banda Dida from Salvador, Bahia. The drums are the same as the silver drums with a special red painted finish with the Dida emblem.