davidognomo wrote:When off the bag, is leaving the djembe layed on its side better, worse or the same as leaving it standing.
Other than making it less likely for the drum to fall over or have something spilled or fall onto the skin, I don't think it makes any difference. Maybe the idea of having a drum (without a bag) on its side originally comes from just that? I don't think storing a drum on its side affects skin life all by itself but, of course, people might have started the practice initially exactly because it's more likely that someone will spill their drink on a drum if it's upright?
I believe the best option is always inside a good bag, and in that case, the djembe almost always stands vertical.
No argument there!
I had two skins that popped with the djembe standing, during winter. But I had one that popped while the djembe was layed on its side. This skin was very old and the djembe was left in a very humid room overnight. I have no certainties on this matter.
Right. "Pop goes the djembe…" Every hobby has its bad bits. If you are scuba diving, it's washing and carrying gear around. If you are skydiving, it's packing the bloody parachute after you've used it. If you are playing djembe, it's replacing those skins that pop endlessly…
Skins pop, people learn how to head djembes, and when it has a happy ending (good looks, good sound) we get happy and proud about it. I don't have your experience, but when a re-heading job is done, what goes through my mind is "lets see how long this one will hold".
Same here. After all these years, I still have no idea how long the bloody things will last. Sometimes (fortunately, not often) it's all of a week. Sometimes (unfortunately, rarely) it's a year.
For the record: this was post #500 for me.
Congratulations! And welcome to the club!