The Sansula Renassance is our water-resistant, durable, vegan favorite. See this description for more details.
- Fitted with a robust and durable Remo (USA) drum skin
- Resistant to moisture, your perfect travel companion
- The vibrations of the nine tines can be easily felt in the hands
- For children and adults, durable.
- add a fitted fiberglass reinforced bag to protect your Sansula on the road ,with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go.
- The Tuning A minor with additional tines pitched at B and F., a´, c´´, c´, a´, a, f´, e´, e´´, b´
While the basic Sansula has a relatively delicate exterior (membrane), the Renaissance is fitted with a robust synthetic REMO drum skin. The basic model has a black rubber tension string around the base, while the Renaissance has a raised wooden rim.
The Renaissance is moisture-resistant, and retains its tension under conditions of varying air humidity, thus also retaining its wonderful sound. Most importantly, the Sansula Renaissance has inherited the indescribable sounds of the Sansula Classic.
The tuning of the instrument, in A-minor with B and F, allows beautiful melodies to be produced, almost by themselves. This is great instrument for all age groups.
Tuning ex-works (can be varied): a ́, c ́ ́, c ́, a ́, a, f ́, e ́, e ́ ́, h ́
Measurements: 7.8 x 6,1 x 2,6 inch
High quality wood : Cherrywood for the Kalimba block and beech wood for the frame
The Hokema Sansula
The Sansula is one of the most beautiful sounding kalimbas on the planet. It represents a confluence of superfine German engineered kalimba tines and metal pieces, a wonderful tuning and note layout that make it very easy to play, and the rich deep “wah wah” sound that is easily made with its frame drum. As such, the Sansula has very broad appeal – musical novices and inexperienced kalimba players can have great fun with the Sansula, but it can also hold the interest of experienced players, especially when one considers the alternative tunings, which are not quite as easy to make wonderful music on, but are significantly more capable. In addition, there are great books available for standard Sansula tuning as well as two alternative tunings – books that are worthy of these amazing instruments. The Sansula can be a very rewarding instrument to explore.
Do you want the biggest, deepest kalimba affect in the world, with an instrument that almost plays itself? The Sansula may be your instrument.
This is a truly delicate sounding instrument. Imagine going into a secret room that nobody but you knows about, a place where your soul can be renewed as you surround your mind and heart with mystical beauty. That’s what playing this instrument feels like!
The coolest thing about the Sansula is the way it produces the “wah wah” sound. On the Hugh Tracey kalimba, the wah is produced by covering and uncovering the sound holes to change the resonant frequency of the sound box. The Sansula is mounted on the head of a small drum which serves as the resonant cavity, and the resonance is altered when you hold it firmly against a flat surface or if you tilt it off of that surface. (Please don’t beat on the drum, as this instrument is very delicate and will break if you misuse it.) So, you get the wah-wah effect by lifting it up and putting it back down on a table, or a board or book on your lap.
The Sansula’s standard tuning is an A minor chord, with a few other notes thrown in. This tuning is a double-edge sword – you will not be able to play any songs you might think of playing on it, but on the other hand, EVERYTHING you play will have a unique mystical and haunting beauty, whether you know anything about music or not.
Listen to these sound clips:
Standard Am Tuning
Heavenly A Tuning
Beautiful E Tuning
C Major Tuning
The Sansula Elektra is the Sansula Renaissance with an internal condenser microphone and a piezo-electric pickup mixed together and send out on XLR. That is, the ELECTRIC SANSULA, an advance the world has been wanting for a decade! The condenser mic requires phantom power through the XLR connection.
PRICE INCLUDES a fitted Sansula Bag:
- Bag reinforced with fiberglass
- Fully padded on the inside
- with resonator top for the wah-wah effect on the go
- Adjustable shoulder-strap
- Protect your sensual perfectly
- Lightweight and durable
We have developed the Sansula Renaissance to combine the best features of our other models in one.
While the basic Sansula instrument has a relatively delicate membrane, the Renaissance is fitted with a robust synthetic REMO drumskin.The Renaissance is resistant to moisture, so it retains its tension under conditions of varying air humidity and thus also retains its wonderful sound. For all age groups.
Most importantly, the Sansula Renaissance has inherited the indescribable sounds of the Sansula Klassik.
The tuning of the instrument, in a-minor with additional b and f, allows wonderful melodies to be produced, almost by themselves, by plucking the tines with the thumbs.
Optisch unterscheidet sich das neue Modell durch eine abgerundete Holzkante auf der Oberseite des Instruments.
Tuning ex-works (can be varied):
a ́, c ́ ́, c ́, a ́, a, f ́, e ́, e ́ ́, h ́
Measurements: 8 x 6.4 x 3.2 inch