Advice and questions on making and fixing instruments
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By hautamak
Hi! new to building drums, but thought that I may post some pics from my ashiko.
Ropes are 4mm polyester and only 100kg strenght but the drum is small as well, only 19cm inside diameter.
skin is reindeer hide.
Next drum is going to be staved djembe with bit more thicker ropes
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By drtom
Thanks for sharing hautamak.

100kg strength seems like an oxymoron in this context. I would use much stronger rope even though 19cm really is small. I'm not familiar with reindeer skin, but I imagine it's pretty thick and requires some force to get tuned properly. Beautiful skin and little drum.