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The Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe has great projection and resonance. Originally from West Africa, djembes have since become one of the most ...Read More

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The Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe has great projection and resonance. Originally from West Africa, djembes have since become one of the most popular instruments in world music. Since as early as 500 A.D., djembes have been a part of social gatherings, warrior rituals, worship, healing ceremonies, and rites of passage. This djembe possesses a lightweight Acousticon shell that offers full resonance. It is durable enough to remain unaffected by changes in the weather. A protective heavy-duty rubber bottom increases this djembe™s durability. Beyond its great, full sound, the Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe comes in a variety of traditional patterns and colors that match the drum heads for an outstanding visual appeal.

FEATURES
  • 25" high x 14" diameter
  • Skyn Deep head key-tuned
  • Acousticon shell
  • Durable and lightweight
  • High slaps to deep tones
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RemoDesigner Series Key-tuned Djembe
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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4.0

Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe Green Kinte Cloth

By Les

from Buffalo, NY

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Pros

  • Looks good
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Ringing!

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Drum circles
  • Jazz Clubs
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

There's no pretense of looking like a traditional djembe -- the camo head and body is very striking in appearance. There's quite a range of sounds, depending on tension. When the head is moderately loose, a nice bass tone emerges, though it's choked off when sitting tilted on the floor as a traditional djembe. If you're into big bottoms, you should probably consider a stand, or play standing up to get the full effect. When stretched outrageously tight (far beyond what you'd dare with a skin drum), the slaps are piercing, and you get a lot of sound with very little effort. If you want to cut through the cacophony of a drum circle, this is your instrument. Finding a middle ground, however, is a bit more difficult. I've been adjusting mine for a few weeks now, but it's still not 100%. I'm not getting the richness of tone that comes from a traditional djembe (I have one from Ghana very close to the same size.) The trade-off is that humidity and temperature changes are not an issue with this synthetic Remo, and once it's dialed in the tone should stay where you want it.

Like many djembes and congas, particularly with synthetic heads, there is a very annoying high-pitched ringing. I stuck four pieces of gaffers tape 1" x 3" in an L-shape between head and body on the inside. The worst of the ringing is gone, and what's left sounds like a goat-skin.

The tension ring is set very low, so a standard drum key is useless. Remo provides a cute little open-end wrench, which is good for about a quarter-turn at a time. I didn't have the patience for this so I taped a quarter-inch hex socket onto a quarter-iinch allen wrench, leaving the square end open to fit on the tuning lugs. Adjustments are much quicker.

Overall: an impressive looking drum in a green khaki camo sort of way, but not one for the djembe purist. Finding your sound might take some time. It seems durable and good for all weather. Take care it doesn't get lost in the shrubbery after an all-night drum jam!

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5.0

Djembe Andarka Drum

By Skippy

from Pottsboro Texas

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

    This was not the original drum I ordered as it kept going to backorder but customer service did a great job in helping me find a different drum that was even better than the one I wanted. I have never had better customer service and always talked to a "real" person. The drum has great sound, easy to tune, high quality and I would recommend it to a new beginner or even an experienced musician.

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    5.0

    Great Drum

    By JGinNOVA

    from Northern Virginia

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

        Great drum! Sturdy, well made and balanced, awesome finish, and it can make an impressive range of sounds! Bass is full and resonant, and the range of tones around the edges is amazing and fun to play with.

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        5.0

        A beautiful drum in every way!

        By Gerald

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

          Pure enjoyment! This drum is beautiful in its looks, sound, and performance. I like the key-tuning, much easier than drums with ropes. It's a good idea to get a floor stand to avoid having the drum slip if held between your knees, as its surface is smooth. I just reviewed the stand I got ... it's ideal. This drum in a winner!

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Steve

          from Seneca, MO

          Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

          Love it! Would like to get another (but I've run out of hands).
          Beautiful finish. Balanced weight.
          Very well made. The sounds that can be made are awesome, ranging from low to high. This drum can do it all!
          Very happy with the price. Have been wanting to get a djembe for quite some time. The price tag was the kicker on this purchase.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I like it

          By Ken Butcher

          from Canada

          Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

          The sound is good and ballanced. I agree with the other person who a review on this item; it does go low! It has a nice pop and ring to it too, especially in the tone range.

          In short I'm really happy with this one and I couldn't see why anyone would want to go with anything else. Really nice drum and a lot of fun!
          The best quality is has going for it is the tuning key! I tried to restring a traditional rope style djembe before after changing the head and I'd never do it again to save my life! After spending a few weeks re-knotting it, I had to take it to a professional. However, with the tuning keys you can change the head and tune it however and when ever you want without getting frustrated.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          remo shadow flame djembe

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

          I've had this drum for almost a year now and I am very happy with it. I got the shadow flame(black flame with dark blue background) and it looks as great as it sounds. I tuned it down a little bit because I like that deep bass sound but with the edges still pretty high so as to get as many differant tones out of it as possible. I have used it regularly wheather it be at home, practice or gigs and it has held up and stayed in tune very well. in my oppinion this is a great drum and I have had experience with many differant brands and styles.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great worship drum!

          By PastorJohn83

          from Southern Missouri

          Comments about Remo Designer Series Key-tuned Djembe:

          This is a great djembe! when they say high slaps and low bass they mean it. It feels sturdy but it's a little top heavy, i would recommend either a strap or a stand to go with it, but it's definitely usable in your lap. Just be aware of how you sit for comfort while playing. All in all it's a great value and has a great earthy tone that fits with multiple styles of music.

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