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Meinl MHT13BK Artist Series Hand Bale Taku Hirano (patented)


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  • $109.99
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Play Timbale With Your Hand Drum Setup Without Picking Up Sticks - The Meinl MHT13BK Artist Series Hand Bale Taku Hirano (patented)

Taku Hirano wanted to add timbale accents and fills while playing on congas and multipercussion set-ups, without needing sticks. His signature Hand-Bale now makes that possible! The retaining rim of the Hand-Bale is uniquely made with one half traditionally shaped, while the other half of the rim is recessed below the shell. This opens the timbale to bongo style hand techniques that easily produce an unmistakably crisp timbale sound. Stick techniques are possible on the traditionally rimmed portion of the drum. As Taku himself put it, “The instrument sounds great using bongo  technique so that if you use one- or two-  finger hits on the edge with the same force that you would play mounted  bongos, you are able to effectively recreate the quintessential timbale rim stroke. No sticks? No problem!”



  • Special designed rim
  • Strong mounting clamp
  • Logo applied from underneath the head (CN, US patent)
  • Steel Construction
  • High gloss finish
  • SIZE: 13"
  • INCLUDESL-shaped tuning keyTune Up Oil



Manufacturer: Meinl Percussion
Model: MHT13BK
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I245912-N-0-B
UPC: 840553067019