Our Artists Series Riq features the traditional jingle arrangement of 5 double-row, evenly spaced sets. The head is tightly mounted to create the drum’s distinctive clear, high pitched sound. We’ve incorporated the patented Cooperman internal tuning system to maintain top performance under all conditions, as well as our removable jingle pin system to allow for alternative combination of jingles.

Cooperman recommends REMO Weatherking head for its bright, highly responsive sound. Weatherking heads may be scuffed to give them a slight surface texture.  Alternatively, either REMO Renaissance is available at the same price.

Diameter: 9.125 inches (23.2 cm)
Depth: 2.12 inches (5.4 cm)
Head: REMO Weatherking Clear (standard) or on request REMO Renaissance, 
Jingles: Hand hammered brass, hand hammered bronze, or a combo brass and bronze.  Our standard set-up of jingles includes 9 pair of hammered brass jingles and one pair of hammered bronze (the pair that is “played”).
Average Weight: 1.65 lbs (750 grams )

Larger diameter (9 1/8th) enhances rich doum/drum sonority and accommodates the exploration of non-traditional techniques


Shallow depth (2 1/8th) facilitates player grip, jingle access, and jingle control, in a full range playing positionsAluminum bearing/tuning edge on wood body strengthens bright, articulated tak drum sounds and forward-balances the instrument.


Hand-hammered brass, bronze, or a combination of brass and bronze, jingles creates a shimmering effect while allowing the percussive drum sound to punch through.


Cooperman hand drums are built in small batches and finished individually for you when ordered.  It typically takes 2 to 3 weeks to prepare your order for shipping. Please add a note to you order if you have a specific delivery schedule that requires special attention.

Cooperman Artist Series Riq