Doumbeks

Doumbeks

Doumbek

The Doumbek is a chalice or goblet drum that is of ancient origin. Made from metal, nickel, ceramic, or wood, a wide variety of Doumbeks exist and often their appearance and what they are created from is based on where they originate. The drum itself is generally 18 inches high with a drumhead that is 10 inches in width. There are two main types of Doumbeks, Turkish and Egyptian. The Egyptian ornate Doumbeks have rounded edges and can be found covered in hieroglyphics or ornate designs. The Turkish Doumbek exposes the edge and makes it useful for finger snaps.

When playing a Doumbek, there are two main sounds that are possible. The 'Doum' sound is a deep sound that you can create by striking the head of the drum with your fingers and palm. The second sound is called 'Tek' or 'Ka', and is produced by using your fingertips and hitting the edge of the drumhead. It is also common to use the fingertips and a small stick to create beats.

  • Cumbus

    Cumbus Turkish Doumbek Head 15cm

    MSRP: $15.90
    $11.93
    Synthetic replacement head for smaller aluminum and copper doumbeks. Translucent white.The Head has a 5.75 inch playing surface (15 cm). Features crimped metal edging.The head is made for Mid-East by the same manufactures of the Cumbus, the Family shop...
    MSRP: $15.90
    $11.93
  • Doumbek Delight Book by Mary Ellen Donald

    Mary Ellen Donald

    Doumbek Delight Book by Mary Ellen Donald

    $22.50
    This book provides a 30 Lesson Course in Middle Eastern Drumming, with Basic Music Theory. Spiral bound, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, 111 pages, beautifully illustrated. By Mary Ellen Donald. (1976) Includes: Basic music theory. Simple and fancy drum...
    $22.50
  • Toca

    Freestyle Pretuned Doumbek

    MSRP: $80.00
    $48.99
    The Toca Freestyle Pretuned Doumbek is the perfect introduction for young hand drummers to world music or is a great traveling drum for any percussionist. It comes fitted with a pre-tuned natural goatskin drumhead. The PVC shell and head are designed for...
    MSRP: $80.00
    $48.99
  • Meinl Aluminium Doumbek - Hand-Hammered

    Meinl

    Meinl Aluminium Doumbek - Hand-Hammered

    MSRP: $212.00
    $129.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Doumbek Size 8 1/2" x 17 1/8" Features Synthetic head Hand-hammered shell Material Aluminum Includes Carrying bag Spare head Tuning key
    MSRP: $212.00
    $129.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand Engraved

    MSRP: $84.00
    $49.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: The Meinl hand engraved darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. This darbuka is constructed from...
    MSRP: $84.00
    $49.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand Engraved, Small

    MSRP: $68.00
    $39.99
    The Meinl hand engraved darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. This darbuka is constructed from thin shells in aluminum and the head is...
    MSRP: $68.00
    $39.99
  • Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand-Hammered

    Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka - Hand-Hammered

    MSRP: $52.00
    $29.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: The Meinl Turkish style Darbukas have a beautifully hand-hammered shell. They offer resonant lows and ringing highs with a wide range in between. Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern...
    MSRP: $52.00
    $29.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Hand-Hammered 7-1/4"x13-1/3"

    $42.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. Our darbukas are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the different...
    $42.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Hand-Hammered 8"x14-1/2"

    $48.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Southern Asia. Our darbukas are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the different...
    $48.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 5-1/3"x9-1/4"

    $19.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 5-7/8"x11"

    $27.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $27.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 7-1/4"x13-1/3"

    $34.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $34.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Plain 8"x14-1/2"

    $42.99
    MEINL darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the...
    $42.99
  • Meinl Aluminum Doumbek - Black Vinyl Covered

    Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Doumbek - Black Vinyl Covered

    MSRP: $212.00
    $129.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Doumbek The vinyl cover resembles a black leather look and feel. Size 8 1/2" x 17 1/8" Features Synthetic head Material Aluminum Includes Carrying bag Spare head Tuning key
    MSRP: $212.00
    $129.99
  • Meinl Aluminum Doumbek - Hand Engraved

    Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Doumbek - Hand Engraved

    MSRP: $212.00
    $129.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Doumbek Meinl Doumbeks come from the same geographical points of origin as the darbukas, and are a favourite choice of drum for percussionists world-wide. Our doumbeks feature an ergonomic, Egyptian-style rounded...
    MSRP: $212.00
    $129.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka - Small

    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka The Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka features a beautifully hand-hammered shell and built in jingles which adds a nice rattling effect and enhances their sound spectrum tremendously. Darbukas and Doumbeks have...
    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka Hand Hammered 8 1/4" x 16"

    MSRP: $90.00
    $54.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka The Meinl Aluminum Jingle Darbuka features a beautifully hand-hammered shell and built in jingles which adds a nice rattling effect and enhances their sound spectrum tremendously. Darbukas and Doumbeks have...
    MSRP: $90.00
    $54.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Artisan Edition Doumbek - Mosaic Royale

    MSRP: $599.00
    $349.99
    The new Artisan Edition Doumbeks from MEINL not only sound incredible, but also look incredible with their beautiful design straight from Egypt. The solid aluminum body features an authentic mosaic artwork finish, designed with mother of pearl inlays...
    MSRP: $599.00
    $349.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Artisan Edition Doumbek - Palace Mosaic

    MSRP: $599.00
    $349.99
    CLEARANCE: Overstock item. Ships in original packaging. The beautifully crafted Artisan Edition Doumbeks by MEINL are Egyptian made doumbeks instruments with incredible sound. Made of solid aluminum and featuring an authentic mosaic artwork finish with...
    MSRP: $599.00
    $349.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Artisan Edition Doumbek, El Zaffa

    MSRP: $699.00
    $399.99
    Authentically made in Egypt, this Meinl Artisan Edition Doumbek (El Zaffa Line) is a beautiful drum featuring mosaic artwork finish with mother of pearl inlays. The design will captivate friends and audiences alike with it's exotic aluminum cast. The...
    MSRP: $699.00
    $399.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Artisan Edition Suat Borazan Doumbek

    MSRP: $699.00
    $399.99
    The Meinl Artisan Edition Doumbek Artist Series offers the Suat Borazan line for a beautifully crafted, balanced doumbek. Featuring a larger diamter for more projection, this drum produces deep dums and sharp taks (teks). With authentic Egyptian mosaic...
    MSRP: $699.00
    $399.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Copper Darbuka - Floral Hand Engraved w/ Bag

    MSRP: $222.00
    $129.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka The beautifully hand-engraved shell of the Meinl Copper Darbuka is outstanding in sound and look! Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern music. They are very popular in countries where music...
    MSRP: $222.00
    $129.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Copper Darbuka - Hand Engraved w/ Bag

    MSRP: $212.00
    $124.99
    Watch Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: The beautifully hand-engraved shell of the Meinl Copper Darbuka is outstanding in sound and look! Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern music. They are very popular in countries where music...
    MSRP: $212.00
    $124.99
  • Meinl Copper Doumbek - Hand Engraved

    Meinl

    Meinl Copper Doumbek - Hand Engraved

    MSRP: $290.00
    $169.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Doumbek Size 8 1/2" x 17 1/8" Features Synthetic head Hand engraved shell Material Copper Includes Carrying bag Spare head Tuning key
    MSRP: $290.00
    $169.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Hand Engraved Aluminum Mini Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Hand Hammered Aluminum Mini Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Lacquered Aluminum Mini Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Mini Darbuka, Aluminum

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    These Turkish style aluminum shell MEINL Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7 3/4 inches tall with a 4 1/4 inch synthetic head. They are easy to play and will surprise you with their range of sound. Good for drum...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl

    Meinl Percussion Bass Aluminum Doumbek HE-3200, Black

    MSRP: $256.00
    $149.99
    Deep lows from the extra wide head and elongated body of the Bass Doumbek give you the ability to fill a large musical space. The super deep tones are contrasted by the ability of the Bass Doumbek to project snappy, ringing highs, giving players a wide...
    MSRP: $256.00
    $149.99
  • Meinl Percussion HE-2000 Soprano Aluminum Doumbek Black

    Meinl

    Meinl Percussion HE-2000 Soprano Aluminum Doumbek, Black

    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
    The MEINL Soprano Doumbeks are narrower and shorter than the regular versions for players that want higher pitched sounds. The articulate, long range of frequencies from high to low that are found in the regular models are represented in the soprano...
    MSRP: $85.00
    $49.99
  • Meinl Plain Aluminum Darbuka

    Meinl

    Meinl Plain Aluminum Darbuka

    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
    Watch a Video Demonstration of this Darbuka: Darbukas and Doumbeks have their origin in Middle Eastern music. They are very popular in countries where music and rhythm are part of daily life. Later on they founde their way into Western Civilization and...
    MSRP: $35.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl Professional Aluminum Doumbek - Brown Vinyl Covered

    Meinl

    Meinl Professional Aluminum Doumbek - Brown Vinyl Covered

    MSRP: $649.00
    $399.99
    The Meinl Professional Doumbek is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding players. It's cast from solid aluminum and is larger and heavier than the Meinl regular models. The shell is extra thick for unparalleled clarity and projection. Size 9"...
    MSRP: $649.00
    $399.99
  • Meinl Professional Darbuka Bag

    Meinl

    Meinl Professional Darbuka Bag

    MSRP: $82.00
    $49.99
    The MEINL Darbuka Bag is made from heavy duty padded nylon with reinforced stitching and is equipped with a doubleslide zipper, a padded shoulder strap, and a carrying grip. Features: Double-slide Zipper Heavy Duty Padded Nylon Additional Upright...
    MSRP: $82.00
    $49.99