X8 Drums is a retailer of musical instruments including world percussion, drums, guitars, ukuleles and more. Our distribution center in San Marcos, TX has a storefront that is open to the public. Come by the shop and try out our unique selection of world percussion instruments before you buy.
X8 Drums leads the drum industry in Djembe, Djembe Lessons and accessories. Because we are drum lovers ourselves, we want to provide customer service and knowledge for you. Our instruments are used by beginners and professionals alike. The world percussion selection gives you the reign and power to choose your style.
Rope Tuned Djembes
The traditional djembe is a goblet shaped hand drum with an authentic goat skin playing surface affixed with rope runners. African djembe drums are hand crafted from a solid piece of hardwood with inner carvings that produce a wide range of tones. Originating in West Africa, the djembe was used as a gathering drum and today is popular worldwide for people of all ages.
Any djembe you purchase from X8 Drums is covered by a 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee - if you don't love the craftsmanship or sound of your drum, send it back within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund of your purchase price (excluding shipping).
Key-Tuned, or Mechanically-tuned, djembes tend to have a more modern feel than the African style rope djembes, and are tuned using a wrench to tighten the bolts around the djembe head. The shells of the key-tuned djembes are also sometimes made of synthetic materials such as Acousticon, which replicate the strength and timbre of a traditional hardwood djembe drum surprisingly well.
Not sure where to start? We're happy to walk you through our entire selection to find the best djembe for your needs. Call toll-free 1-800-771-9645. The fact that we only specialize in hand drums means you get a fantastic selection, great prices and expert advice!
A Variety of Drum Brands for the Percussionist
Because our mission is to provide our customers with a drool worthy experience of shopping for your perfect world percussion instrument, we have committed ourselves to providing high quality and plenty of variety in our drums. Our brands include Pearl, Remo, Meinl, Sela, Toca, Latin Percussion and many more. Take a look around the shop!