The new LP Rio Brazilian 18" Surdo will produce the essential muted and open bass tones that set march tempo and define the basic loping "two-feel" of Samba.
The LP Rio Brazilian Surdo comes in two models: a wood shell or an aluminum shell. Wood shells project earthy, low frequencies with solid attack, while aluminum shells balance volume, sensitivity, and a wide frequency palette. Both drums deliver robust tones thanks to 22" x 18" shells—large but amazingly portable. Curved rims ensure stable tuning and minimize hand trauma. The eight recessed tension screws are also "hand friendly". LP Rio Brazilian 18" Surdos are light in weight, heavy in tonality.