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By yoyito0
#9351
Smilies are ON I just got this drum from a guy he said it was from senegalese drum made of dimba woodI pay $ 152.00 for it I need some to let me know if this is what he said it is o what drum is its 23" and 12" across thanks for your help
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By fa_ramiro
#9352
Hi yoyito! Yes man the name pf the wood is dimba, in wolo, the occidental name is Teka (tektona grandis). And por you to be shure is a senegalese drum. I think the price is ok, but i dont know what where you looking for... i mean that its a "tourist drum" its not professional. But if you are atarting with druming, or for just a hobby its ok!

I hope my answer helped you!

bye!
By yoyito0
#9353
thanks for all your help its good to know I'm buying this is my first drum so I think its ok
By Paul
#9373
Hi man, I think these drums are great to start, they have a big head for a good sound range..
No idea why they make that big trumpet like end,,, its a pain to find a bag that fits
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By Djembe-nerd
#9379
Paul,

what is the size of your djembe, maybe I can help. I did a diploma with the bags a few months back :-)

I have 2 meinl bags, they are good and I bought them only after putting the djembe inside. There is a lot of confusing information on the bag sizes online or with the manufacturers. Hume and Berg 14" bag is also a good one, but only the new batches, they increased the base size in the new ones. That bag was a little too big for my djembes, so I didn't keep it.
By ubba
#11921
I should have gone to school for computers
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By Dugafola
#11925
fa_ramiro wrote:Hi yoyito! Yes man the name pf the wood is dimba, in wolo, the occidental name is Teka (tektona grandis). And por you to be shure is a senegalese drum. I think the price is ok, but i dont know what where you looking for... i mean that its a "tourist drum" its not professional. But if you are atarting with druming, or for just a hobby its ok!

I hope my answer helped you!

bye!

i'm skeptical that the drum is really dimba/teak. dimba is super dense and doesn't lend well to being decorated.
By Paul
#11944
Adam wrote:Paul,

what is the size of your djembe, maybe I can help. I did a diploma with the bags a few months back
Never actually had one, but I reskin them alot...
Dugafola wrote:i'm skeptical that the drum is really dimba/teak. dimba is super dense and doesn't lend well to being decorated.
Now you think would stop one of these guys doing... I saw a maker get a present of some chisels from some english guys, he just picked up the closest drum (dimba) and started carving.. Put a hole right through the wood and just slapped some wood/glue and sold it next day...
ubba wrote:I have a great drum made of dimba wood from Senegal.
Dont think the two pictures shown are the same wood... Yours looks like wen (maybe).. Hard to know where things are from these days, the carver i mentioned copies styles all the time, especially burkina style... He made me a soso style drum in wen..