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Meinl Kessing  

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  • Size: medium
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      Adds another dimension to your djembe's sound.

      The Kessing is a traditional djembe accessory that provides a dry rattling accompaniment to the drum. It slides securely into the webbing and is removable.

      • Size: medium

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      Entirely too large

      By Beatnik

      from Little Rock, AR

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      • Entirely Too Large
      • One Dimensional
      • Too Much Reverb

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        Comments about Meinl Kessing:

        Would not recommend. These kessings are made well, but they are way too large. The solid metal design means you need to wrap /tape the ends to avoid the risk of damaging your drum.

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        By Myke-oVqLC

        from Ames, IA

        Comments about Meinl Kessing:

        A dry rattle. Dry is right. I bought this because it was cheap, and I just wanted to check it out.It sounded different than what I thought. I was expecting something bright. I'm not disappointed by the sound, though. A mellow rattle. I now know it's made out of Aluminum, and that will indeed explain the, dim?, sound.You can somewhat control the degree of rattle, but there is no way to mute it. In other words, no matter where you hit on the djembe, it will rattle. I figured as much. However, most string tuned djembes, you can remove it quickly. I only bought one. Two or three might produce a better sound overall. If you participate in a lot of drum circles, this rattle might be used to add variety to the circle. However, I can see for a single player, this constant sound might become annoying.I like it, and I would indeed recommend this to friends.

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        Nice Add On

        By Nobody--CJwk

        from Richmond, VA

        Comments about Meinl Kessing:

        This really adds a lot to the sound of my djembe. It gives you a nice crashing sound as the metal rings clang against the metal plate. You could probably make something similar with some key rings and metal, but for the price why go through the trouble.

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