Introducing, Soy Wax
100% vegan, made from renewable materials, and packaged sustainably.
As part of their ongoing initiative to introduce more eco-friendly accessories and production habits into their catalog of products, Black Swamp Percussion is introducing a new Soy Wax compound for tambourines.
This new Soy wax is not a replacement for their existing beeswax compound, but rather a more sustainable alternative. They have made conscious efforts to make sure their beeswax is locally and ethically sourced to reduce any potential harm to an increasingly fragile species. This awareness has pushed them to think of future products that put the planet in mind, first and foremost. Apart from the Soy being a highly renewable material, they're also using a recycled sleeve and sticker for packaging. The Soy wax has a smoother feel, but is tacky enough to rival the performance of their traditional beeswax.
Hear From the Pros
Black Swamp developed the Soy Wax compound after months of trials and experimenting. As with any new product, they wanted to hear what their artists and educators thought of the product before it was made official.
"I really dig the soy! It honestly has a smoother, softer feel than the bees wax. I will definitely be switching to this on all my tambourines." - Josh Jones
"I think Soy wax works really well! It is tacky enough that the friction/response is very sensitive." - Andrea Venet
"So far it seems great. It’s not as thick or sticky as regular beeswax, which for me is a plus since I’ve never used a lot on my tambourines." - Jeff Irving
"The Soy wax has worked for me so far. It does not leave a super tacky/ sticky residue on the head, but does provide a great surface on the tambourine for finger/ thumb rolls." - Abby Fisher