Kente Cloth Royal Djembe, Key-Tuned
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Kente Cloth is notable in Africa because it is frequently worn by royalty. Each Kente Cloth design has a special meaning. The dark color in this drum's pattern stands for intensified spiritual energy.
Sizes Available :
10" Head X 18" Tall
|12" head x 23" Tall |
Recommended size for Adult players.
|14" head x 26" Tall |
Recommended size for Adult players looking for the biggest range of tone and booming bass.
The Key-Tuned Kente Cloth Royal Djembe is a fiberglass shell with a synthetic drumhead. Many percussionists seek synthetic drumheads for the distinct pitch it produces which is typically a higher tone than a traditional goatskin head. The bolt tuning system makes tuning a breeze and a tuning wrench is included with the drum.
New and improved drum head! Our new synthetic head is designed to produce the same tones and has a unique texture that is similar to a traditional goatskin. In addition, these heads offer incredible durability, stability of tuning and more possibilities with the high end hits on the rim.
The fiberglass shell features a multi-colored kente cloth design.. When comparing this model to Toca's Freestyle Drums, you can expect this to have a little more weight because the Fiberglass material is more dense than the PVC used for the Toca drums. The benefits of an extra couple of pounds means richer tones and a sense of better stability.
Great article: The differences between wood and synthetic djembe drums.
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Compare the differences between the Mechanically Tuned and Rope Tuned Fiberglass djembe models:
- Durable seamless fiberglass shell
- Newly designed bowl shape for optimal bass tones
- Low Mass tuning system
- Perfect for drum circles and kids of all ages
- Synthetic head with mechanical tuning (includes tuning wrench)
a beautiful screaming drum
Posted by Price on 13th Oct 2014
Best non-wood djembe I've played. 12-inch head with booming bass tones, resonant opens and really sharp slaps. This thing weighs only 11 pounds, a great change from the 2-ton wood djembes that I can't play anymore. The synthetic head sounds great and never goes out of tune. Here's what's cool: I bought this same drum 5 years ago and gave it to a cousin. I just bought it AGAIN and the head is even better than before.