Tamborims are played with a plastic stick while the other hand changes the pitch of the drum. It has a bright, loud, and cutting sound. The Meinl floatune tamborim is made from an ultra durable ABS plastic. This material is also very light weight, adding longevity to its list of reasons to buy. Check out our web site here at explorersdrums.com for this same tamborim in several exciting colors! Show your love for Carnival and perfect your tamborim skills with this floatune tamborim.