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Meinl Aluminum Darbuka  

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Meinl Darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Traditional design with modern tuning.

      Meinl Darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl's darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the different models their special timbre. The head is secured and tuned with external rings set close to the shell, in the Turkish-style. Light yet powerful, the darbukas have a deep full bass. They are well suited for high-pitched snapping sounds as well as a wide range of articulated "doum" and "tak" strokes.

      These Turkish style hand drums feature fat lows and ringing highs with a wide range between.

      FEATURES
      • Aluminum shell
      • Synthetic head

      Trance out at any volume level with your Meinl Darbuka. Order today.

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      MeinlAluminum Darbuka
       
      4.6

      (based on 8 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Great sound (5)
      • Huge tone (3)
      • Responsive (3)
      • Versatile (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment (4)
      • Small venues (3)
      • Soundtracks (3)
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      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      4.0

      Fair price

      By Chue

      from St. Paul, MN

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Light weight

      Cons

      • It's Smaller Than Expect

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

      Didn't recall seeing its dimension prior to buying and its smaller than expected.

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      5.0

      nice

      By Mr T

      from santa rosa ca.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

        great drum big sound.

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        4.0

        small but powerful

        By anthonywalker41

        from Hopkins,mn

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Flat Sound

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

        It ok that I play darbuka in the night.

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        5.0

        Outstanding Alternative to Full Drums...

        By Gigmaster

        from Chatsworth, Ga.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

          I bought this on a lark because the price was so good. I don't have room for a full drum set in my home studio, and I hated the keyboard drums. I have to say that this little drum blew me away. Great bass response, especially when mic'd, and clear crisp highs. Different than bongos, or my cajon, and just right for some songs. It sounds fantastic. You can't really go wrong with one of these. I've even started taking it to Open Mics and Drum Circles. It's a fun little drum.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Small drum, big sound

          By Guitar101ramstein

          from Germany

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

          I got the smallest version and it really adds a lot to my percussion tracks, very nice one for a good price.

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          4.0

          Plenty of "DOOM" in a petite package ...

          By 1YOCHI4U

          from FLORIDA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Sensative To Fine Tune

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Drum Circle
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

          ... a great little drum ... good base, but still tinkering with getting that "just right" higher "TEK" sound; have played a number of ethnic drums and was hoping I could use this drum in place of a dumbek ... time will tell ... also, for the money, it should have come with a spare head ... that would have made it a fair deal.

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          5.0

          Good things come in small packages

          By Joanne Duffy

          from Suburbia

          Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

          Will be purchasing the additional sizes in the future.
          Wonderful product, excellent quality, just what I was looking for.
          Durable.
          good prices

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          a rocking little drum

          By billfireman

          from Appleton, WI

          Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

          I don't know how "traditional" this is, but it is one sweet little drum. If you put an SM57 on it it turns into a really powerful drum, The tek sounds will cut through anything. The drum has basically no low end, it's doum sounds are very resonant and mellow though. As with other meinl drums I've seen/ played it's put together very nicely. If you have the money, I totally recommend buying it. I think this thing should come with a case though, it seems like the thin aluminum could get dented pretty easily.

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