Testimonials

What other percussionists are saying...

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The build quality of my Harlan tambourine is second to none. The jingle response is as immediate and sensitive as I have ever known, making the instrument perfect for orchestral passages requiring clear articulation and tone. An excellent addition to my collection.

Henry Baldwin

Henry Baldwin

Co-Principal Percussion, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Henry joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra as Co-Principal Percussion in 2015. Before joining the LPO he spent four and a half years in the percussion section of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Whilst in the RLPO Henry performed the world premiere of Stewart Copeland’s percussion concertoPoltroons in Paradise with Vasily Petrenko in Liverpool and on tour in Europe and China at the Beijing NCPA International Percussion Festival.

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The Stradivarius of tambourines.
…it does what my old pre-war (WW2) K Zildjans cymbals do. They have the weight and clarity to drive the orchestra. Not just a pretty new tambo sound.
Thomas Stubbs

Thomas Stubbs

Associate Principal Timpani, St. Louis Symphony

Thomas Stubbs graduated from Juilliard in 1970 and subsequently joined the St. Louis Symphony, where he is currently the Assistant Principal Tympani/percussionist (cymbal specialist). He teaches at St. Louis University and, since 1989, at the Aspen Music Festival and School. He has also taught at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Missouri-Columbia, and University of Indiana-Bloomington. He is also a clinician for the Zildjian Cymbal Company.
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…The Best of the Best…
(O’Donnell Multi Timbrel Triangle Beater)

Jonathan Haas

Jonathan Haas

Timpanist/Percussionist

Virtuoso timpanist Jonathan Haas has raised the status of the timpani to that of a solo instrument throughout his unique career that has spanned more than twenty-five years.  From classical concertos to jazz and rock & roll, from symphonic masterpieces to the most experimental compositions of living composers, Haas has championed, commissioned, unearthed and celebrated music for his instrument, becoming, as Ovation magazine hailed him, “The Paganini of the timpani.”

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“For those who love ‘just the right’ triangle sound for each note without changing beaters… A few lucky folks, like myself, have used these beaters for many years.”
(O’Donnell Multi Timbrel Triangle Beater)

 

Andrew Linden

Andrew Linden

Percussionist

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine  Band in Washington, DC. (Retired)

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This is the best tambourine that I have ever heard since the ones in the 70’s! Even with the larger jingles I can still play soft as well as loud and with a very fast response from the instrument. That is the biggest problem, I feel (response time) of most tambourines. The weight of the instrument is perfect for me. Jingles sound great. I also love the triangle beaters. The overtones are beautiful on an Abel and Grover triangle.

Dr. Larry Snider

Dr. Larry Snider

Percussionist

Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at The University of Akron

Harlan Tambos in the Wild

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