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Meinl Aluminum Darbuka  Silver 8 In X 14 1/2 In

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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 10 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Great sound (7)
      • Responsive (5)
      • Sensitive (4)
      • Versatile (4)
      • Huge tone (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment (6)
      • Small venues (5)
      • Soundtracks (5)
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      4.0

      Surprisingly rich sound

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      from Columbia, MO

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

        This little guy sounds great, very light but very solid sound. The ringing tones achieved by tapping on the metal rim are very nice.

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        5.0

        A shiny, happy drum! Great for Renaissance music!

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        from Park City, KS

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        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

          This is a beautiful little drum.

          I really like the textures of Medieval and Renaissance music. Over the years I've bought several small drums, trying to find that high drum sound.

          Then I saw a video online of a Renaissance group, sitting in a cicle around a single microphone. One of the drummers had one of these between his knees, just lightly tapping it. All I could think was "THERE'S THAT DRUM!"

          Amazing price, excellent construction, and fun to play. What's not to like?

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          4.0

          Fair price

          By 

          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 

          from santa rosa ca.

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

            great drum big sound.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            small but powerful

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            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...

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            from Chatsworth, Ga.

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            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

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              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 ...

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              from FLORIDA

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              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

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              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

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              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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