Tambourine Clamp

A clamp for mounting a tambourine to a drum kit

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I wanted a clamp for my tambourine, so I could mount it on a drum kit. The handle unscrews and allows for mounting using M4 bolts.

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 81.82 kB - 02/23/2020 at 14:23


  • 1 × 3D Printed Clamp Body See "Files"
  • 1 × M8x18mm Cross Dowel Barrel Nut Commonly used in IKEA furniture. M8 crosshole, 12mm diameter, 18 mm long
  • 1 × M8x40 Bolt with Crossgrip Knob You can make your own!
  • 4 × M4x16 Bolt Panhead or sockethead
  • 4 × M4 Spring Washer

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  • It is strong enough

    Koen van Vliet03/01/2020 at 14:23 0 comments

    So far this tambourine clamp has survived 3 different drummers this weekend. I'd say that is a success!

  • Prettifying and test fitting

    Koen van Vliet02/24/2020 at 16:35 0 comments

    I printed the clamp out of black PETG. This looks a lot nicer than my initial blue PLA prototype. It should also be a fair bit stronger. I placed a black norprene tube around the rim of the tambourine to dampen the impact of the drumsticks a bit.

    The norprene tubing is 10mm outer diameter, 1.7 mm wall thickness.

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  • 1
    Remove the handle

    Remove the four screws that hold the handle in place.

  • 2
    Optional: Drill new holes

    If your tambourine has different hole positions you can either modify the STL or the tambourine by drilling new holes.

  • 3
    Print the Clamp Body

    Print the Clamp Body (See "Files" for STL)

    TIP: Print with the square hole down for maximum strength.

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Dan Maloney wrote 02/24/2020 at 17:59 point

Looks like it was meant to be there from the start. Nice job. I was going to question whether it would hold up to the hits, but I've printed jigs and tools that took quite a beating, so this should do fine.

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Koen van Vliet wrote 02/24/2020 at 18:21 point

Thanks! This weekend it will be tested by me and another drummer. We'll see who manages to break it.

Edit: so far nobody managed to break it.

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