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Remo Buffalo Drums 3.5 x 12

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Remo Remo Buffalo Drums
Inspired by the indigenous cultures of the Americas
Remo Buffalo Drums have been inspired like the Gathering Drum, by the indigenous cultures of the Americas.

These resonant frame drums are made with Remo's ACOUSTICON shell material and more durable pretuned FIBERSKYN 3 drumheads. They come with a rope handle, mallet, and plain head in 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", and 22" sizes.


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RemoBuffalo Drums
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (12)
  • Huge tone (9)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Sensitive (6)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (9), Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bullet Proof, weather proof, lightweight

I love the Buffalo Drums! Lightweight, loud, portable. I made a snare drum from the 14" drum and used it for 2 years - replacing the regular snare on my kit...Read complete review

I love the Buffalo Drums! Lightweight, loud, portable. I made a snare drum from the 14" drum and used it for 2 years - replacing the regular snare on my kit entirely. I loved the sound and projection. Then I built an entire kit from the Buffalo Drums! A very unique sound - a drum kit that sounds like hand drums. 2 years of playing the 14" with drum sticks and the head looked brand new - not one mark! Durable! I have all six sizes and love them all. Great for when little kids (even toddlers) come over and want to play drums - I give them Buffalo Drums and they stay away from my 'grown up' sets.

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Nice Noisy Drum

I would really like this drum better if it was constructed from natural materials, but for what it is and the price, it will be valuable to me as an amateur musician in a...Read complete review

I would really like this drum better if it was constructed from natural materials, but for what it is and the price, it will be valuable to me as an amateur musician in a fun band connected to a fun chorus! When it first arrived, of course, I had to see how loud I could play it. Not sure of the decibel level but my snare drum reverberated from across the room. My neighbors still maintain they have never heard my drums let alone been bothered! Of course there is a 20 foot airspace between the houses!

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(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not as nice as our hand drums.. but

By handgamer

from Kyle, SD

Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

This drum is perfect for a drum to take anywhere, if your a on the go person who hits the pow wow trail, pack this drum along with you, not something to worry about like a handmade drum, and sounds excellent! Very bassy sound when you hit the center. Harmonics jump off the head when you hit outside of the center. This drum is used by me to play "Hand Games" or some call them "Stick or Bone Games". It is a drum that will more than likely replace my current hand made drum. I won't have to worry about it getting damaged or ripped off. The "beater" is very cheesy, but its free, just toss it and use your own. The drum does not lose tone outside or in humid conditions. Oh yeah when doing "stratches" with this drum, its sounds perfect! Excellent round dance song drum too!!!This drum is primarily used for "Handgames" so it fits the bill!

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just for the beat

By On Backorder

from Coastal California

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Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

This high tech skin conjures up African forests easier than North American prairie. It takes too much musical discipline to maintain an unaccented call long enough for anyone to gather. You just can?t resist throwing away the beater and going at it with both hands! (I hold the 16? frame in my lap with a cotton guitar strap.) Plain looks, just for the beat itself, no extreme highs or lows but a nice variety of tone edge to center. All the fun stuff like popping and rubbing and muting works too, and there?s enough volume control to back up a chant. So don?t worry--they?ll all gather anyway.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great as part of a circle or as an auxillary

By Rage'n'Ramble

from AZ

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Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

I had the joy to play this fine drum as part of an instrumental section for my old highschool choir. This first thing I noticed was the quality of the sound. I played the 18" and it had a very satisfying BOOM. The next thing I noticed was the variability of sound one can achieve. Experimenting with this drum will give you hours of fun, time and time again. Whether you need a drum as part of an ensemble, or just want a noise maker for your pleasure, I would highly suggest this drum.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bullet Proof, weather proof, lightweight

By Drummer Boy Fitz

from Salt Lake City

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good sound
  • Lightweight
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

      I love the Buffalo Drums! Lightweight, loud, portable. I made a snare drum from the 14" drum and used it for 2 years - replacing the regular snare on my kit entirely. I loved the sound and projection. Then I built an entire kit from the Buffalo Drums! A very unique sound - a drum kit that sounds like hand drums. 2 years of playing the 14" with drum sticks and the head looked brand new - not one mark! Durable! I have all six sizes and love them all. Great for when little kids (even toddlers) come over and want to play drums - I give them Buffalo Drums and they stay away from my 'grown up' sets.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great drum for the money

      By Rickthejammer

      from Seattle

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

          The 16" buffalo drum compares favorably in sound and quality to traditional native hoop drums costing $200.00, and it is more durable, less sensitive to temperature and humidity changes and lighter in weight than a traditional drum. It offers a good dynamic range and can get loud if you want it to. The tonal range is more limited than a traditional drum, and it looks a bit to factory made up close, but for under $50.00, who cares. I know someone who has been traveling with one for many years and it is still in good condition.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great price, fast shipping, item perfect

          By NewUser

          from Connecticut

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

          I'm not a musician, but have used a friend's buffalo drums in a casual setting. The drum I purchased was exactly as expected and performed identically to the ones I had used previously. In addition, great service, fast shipping and unbeatable price make Musician's Friend a resource I would highly recommend to anyone looking to purchase online musical supplies.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This product is great - especially when working with kids!

          By Ashley

          from Tacoma, WA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Getting children's attention during assemblies

            Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

            We use this drum to start off our daily assemblies with roughly 100 children. This is a great tool to help get them quiet right away and interactive from the start!

             
            1.0

            Terrible Customer Service - great drum

            By Car

            from NYC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

            Worst customer service!
            I needed to exchange the fine drum for a size down and had a very hard time.
            I will think twice before ordering with Musicians Freind again

             
            5.0

            I love my Remo Buffalo drum!

            By Patricia

            from Rockford Il

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to hold
            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Useful in vibrational healing methods
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                Useful with clients during sessions to help release blocks in emotions
                Amazing vibrations in drumming circles
                Entrancing in private work

                 
                5.0

                Great sound!!

                By Ndb

                from Prescott, AZ

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                    My husband was delighted with it. Great service

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing quality

                    By Blue Antler

                    from Tooele, Utah

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Drum circle

                      Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                      We bought these hand drums for our monthly community drum gathering. They are great durable drums for people to use. The price was great compared to natural hide drums

                       
                      5.0

                      Great drum, amazing sound

                      By Rustd408

                      from San Jose

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Huge Tone
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                          Personal drum meditation

                           
                          5.0

                          Powerful

                          By Kalona

                          from Georgia

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Affordable
                          • Great Sound
                          • Huge Tone
                          • Responsive
                          • Sensitive
                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Poorly Made Mallet

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor

                          Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                          From the very first time I used this drum in one of my ceremonial damces, I fell in love with it. I named it Ayvdaqualosgv, or Thunder, for its commanding, booming sound. I had to build up some arm strength to be able to dance with it but appreciated that this drum was sensitive enough to respond to the slightest strike yet was and is durable enough to stand up to the temperamental Georgia weather. This drum was also incredibly affordable for its size--other similar non-synthetic 22" drums costing four to five times the amount of this one almost had me ready to auction off one of my legs. I will cherish and take care of this drum for a very long time. This has been one of the best purchases I have ever made.

                           
                          5.0

                          Spirituality like you get with good psychotropic medications

                          By Woger the waitee

                          from Scratchy Scrotumento

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Huge Tone
                          • Responsive
                          • Sensitive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                              Git stoned& play yer beefalo drum

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great product and service

                              By flute and drummer

                              from iowa

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Sound
                              • Responsive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Accompaniment

                                Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                                For personal and for group drumming. Also as accompaniment.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Beautiful deep booming sound for a little 12" drum

                                By Leafwise

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Great Sound
                                • Huge Tone
                                • Personality
                                • Responsive
                                • Sensitive
                                • Versatile
                                • Well made

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Accompaniment
                                  • Group Drumming
                                  • Prayers
                                  • Storytelling

                                  Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                                  I heard these synthetic Fibyrskins are awesome outdoors and how true!!! In OR out... the sound is deep and satisfying.

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Sound and Quality

                                  By Odinist

                                  from Jacksonville, Fl

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Huge Tone

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Drum circles

                                    Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                                    Great for my Heathen Drum Circle!

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Nice Noisy Drum

                                    By janeyiv

                                    from Lafayette, Oregon

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Huge Tone

                                    Cons

                                    • Too Much Reverb

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Accompaniment
                                    • Funner's Band

                                    Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                                    I would really like this drum better if it was constructed from natural materials, but for what it is and the price, it will be valuable to me as an amateur musician in a fun band connected to a fun chorus! When it first arrived, of course, I had to see how loud I could play it. Not sure of the decibel level but my snare drum reverberated from across the room. My neighbors still maintain they have never heard my drums let alone been bothered! Of course there is a 20 foot airspace between the houses!

                                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great drum. Fast shipping.

                                    By Missy

                                    from Kerrville TX

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Remo Buffalo Drums:

                                    Very good price.

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