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Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice?
    #3362963 - 11/15/04 08:20 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

What the title sais. I would like to buy a Djembe sometime soon and if you have any tips on buying (things I should pay attention to) please tell me.
Also do these things get out of tune? if so is it easy to retune it yourself?


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Re: Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice? [Re: stefan]
    #3363011 - 11/15/04 08:52 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Just make sure you like the tone and you're not getting ripped off..what size are you looking to buy? it's usually pretty easy to tell if the person is selling crap. And yes, they do go out of tune after a while, like any drum. It depends on temperature, how much you play,etc...you can tune it with the cord thats strung throughout the drum...hmm, it's kinda hard to describe, but if you go to a drum circle or a music store, i'm sure you can find someone to help you out.


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Re: Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice? [Re: Hendostan]
    #3373892 - 11/17/04 02:05 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

thanks. I found out that the store where I bought my guitar also has good djembe's so if I have the money I'll buy one that sounds best to me.
the guy in the store is a drummer and he showed how to use a djembe, wow is all I can say :cool:


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Re: Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice? [Re: stefan]
    #3374361 - 11/17/04 03:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

My bro owns a ton of hand drums.
His recent aquirement is a Leon Mobley (from Ben Haper and the Innocent Criminals) Signature Djembe.

Fuckin amazing this thing...


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Re: Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice? [Re: stefan]
    #3375531 - 11/17/04 07:23 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I actaully just bought this guy for $179.99 along with some other small little trinkets- bongos and such from www.musiciansfriend.com.

I tested it out at a local music shop and sounded awesome but they were offering it for 100 dollars more than the site was sellin it for. Its a Remo Fossil Fantasy print 14" by 25" Djembe and I thought sounded better than any of the other Pearl-Toca brands and even better than the bigger Remo sizes. Sites like these usally give promo codes after you purchase that will give you some % off future purchases so if you are considering musiciansfriend.com and I get a code, Ill Pm it to you....I searched and that site has the best prices on the net so even though I support local music shops, try to get them to atleast come within a couple dollars of matchin the prices you find on the net....
Peace, Psilly


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Re: Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice? [Re: PsillyNilly]
    #3376372 - 11/17/04 10:22 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

yeah, if your going to be recording or playing with a band,
the tunable Remos are definately the way to go.

i have the 18 and the 16 inch, it's a blast to play on both @ once.

if you plan on dragging your drum down the hippy trail,
or taking it to a Full Moon forest drum circle,
you should get one of those hand-mades on ebay.

i have heard the best Djembes heads,
are made from the skin of a wild animal,
that has willingly sacrificed itself,
so it's Spirit may sing through the drum.


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Re: Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice? [Re: Middleman]
    #3377914 - 11/18/04 07:54 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

i have heard the best Djembes heads,
are made from the skin of a wild animal,
that has willingly sacrificed itself,
so it's Spirit may sing through the drum.




well, at least it doent'make me feel bad they had to kill some animal to put a skin om my djembe but that the animal sacrificed itself. nature is beautifull :laugh: :smirk:

I like the sound of the african wooden handmade ones the best though
Maybe I'll make a few samples to put in my music but it's not like I'm going to record whole sessions. I just know I'll like it a lot to play a djembe. :cool:


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Re: Thinking about buying a Djembe. any advice? [Re: stefan]
    #3379868 - 11/18/04 04:22 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

My djembe is my favorite percussion instrument in my quiver, its goat-skin, handmade in canada, you tune it by changing the tension with pieces of plastic that flip around. I don't know anything about djembes other than the fact that I love the one I've got, feels great sounds great, real nice bass and poppy rim sound, real fun at drum circles. I paid somewhere around $220 for mine.


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