lord creator wrote:...I do not know how they differ as to sound. How does that work? what do the different woods, in general, sound like.
I'll post an article about this subject shortly. It's contentious, so I can only share what I've noticed. Generally speaking they all sound great, but each have their own advantages and weaknesses. But there are also exceptions, like light yellow Lenke doesn't sound the same as darker Lenke (orange, red, purple), etc. This is due to variations in density and presence of chemicals which change the hardness and resonance response of the wood. These variations can be caused by placement in the tree (lower is denser due to weight pressure) or age (older is denser) or nutrients in the soil, water availability to the tree etc.
Dugafola wrote:nice writeup.
also kazdrums and onetreedrums are worth checking into.
Seconded (nice writeup by Worchester Drums).
Couldnt find a website for Onetreedrums though, just Facebook.
NHO Kazdrums, will check em out.
Nice find Boromir, Djembe-webshop drums look good for the price. Return shipping would be prohibitive. I'd ask them to play it over the phone and send interior stem pics. (I'd ask that of US shops too, but worth mentioning if anyone considers UK purchases especially)
Another one in a similar pricerange ($400-500) is HawkDancing.
Sort of generic looking drums, like the Kangaba/Overseas Connection stuff, but if you get a good one, it can be good for the price.