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Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka  

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This Turkish design of the Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka Drum has resonant low tones and strong high tones, with a wide range between the 2 registers. R...Read More

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      Playability and percussive punch combined!

      This Turkish design of the Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka Drum has resonant low tones and strong high tones, with a wide range between the 2 registers. Rims feature a square-shaped edge that enables finger-snapping techniques that aren't possible with Egyptian-style rims. The hand drum has an aluminum body with Mylar head. Lightweight and very portable.

      FEATURES
      • Resonant low tones and strong high tones
      • Wide range between the 2 registers
      • Rims feature a square-shaped edge that enables finger-snapping techniques not possible with Egyptian-style rims
      • Aluminum body with Mylar head

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      SchallochAluminum Darbuka
       
      4.8

      (based on 31 reviews)

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        (27)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Darabouka

          This has a great sound for being so small and light! The doum and tek sounds are just like a darabouka, nice and open. I've not read of anyone buying or even trying...Read complete review

          This has a great sound for being so small and light! The doum and tek sounds are just like a darabouka, nice and open. I've not read of anyone buying or even trying the 6", but I'm gonna take it upon myself to try it out. Great drum, don't be put off by the blue Mylar head. By the way, the metal oxidizes and will rub off on you, but it doesn't look or smell that bad. I barely notice.

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          8 inch darbuka

          This is light and compact and would be easy to pack along hiking or camping. The tuning ring sticks up a bit more than some other hand drums and does get in the way...Read complete review

          This is light and compact and would be easy to pack along hiking or camping. The tuning ring sticks up a bit more than some other hand drums and does get in the way just a bit making it uncofortable to play for long periods. It makes medium to very high and tin can pearcing sounds and makes all those egyptian belly dancing sounds easy to reproduce. I think this is a good way to try a hand drum with it's varying center to side sound range on the cheap for those who are just curious but I'm glad I also bought a larger djembe at the same time.
          Synthetic- mylar? head similar to basic drum kit heads. Aluminum body is lighteight and looks like it would make a good jet engiine exhaust.
          Everything fits where it's supposed to, It hasn't broken. I've adjusted the tuning a bit with no trouble but the cast hardware is a bit rough and unpolished. It's everything shown in the pics though.
          I tossed this in the cart when I ordered a remo djembe recently. Considering the price, I think it's a great value.

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          4.0

          Schalloh darbuka 6" head

          By no swet

          from big sky country

          About Me Experienced

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              Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

              just what i expected, lightweight, small 6" head. was looking for a small hand drum i could put in or strap on the outside of my backpack. fits the bill perfect for a cheap on-the-go drum you can take out camping to festivals or just ez jamming with your buddy on acoustic guitar.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Worth every penny

              By JL

              from Pinebluuff nc

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                    Worth every penny!!! A very nice drum
                    For the price!

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    8 Inch Schalloch darbuka

                    By redhawk45

                    from Canton, OH

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Huge Tone
                    • Sensitive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Drum circles
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                      I had to do my research on this. Even though I'm a pro musician, this would be my first darbuka and I was iffy on this. I found out Schalloch is put out by Meinl. So, those of you who were wondering, they're similar. It also comes with your hex key for tuning along with a catalog of all Meinl products.

                      After tuning it a tad the drum was quickly ready for playing. Love the loud sound this smaller style of doumbek makes, from the deep bass to the high timbre. If you're not crazy about the head, you can always interchange with other heads of this size, so it's very versatile from my view.

                      So, stop thinking and just get this one. It's the best for the buck.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great sound

                      By channt

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive
                      • Sensitive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                          Great sound compare to the meinl

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice small darbuka

                          By Drummer

                          from WA

                          About Me Novice

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                          • Sensitive

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                              Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                              I was looking for a small, lightweight and not expensive drum with good sound, so I could take it with me on road trips and don't be overprotective of it, because of its value. I'm not professional - just like to drum and sensitive to sounds, so my opinion my not be relevant to professional musicians, but this drum is great for its price. And the customer service has been a pleasant experience as well.

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                              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              8 inch darbuka

                              By Ray Wells

                              from Southern Virginia mountains

                              Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                              This is light and compact and would be easy to pack along hiking or camping. The tuning ring sticks up a bit more than some other hand drums and does get in the way just a bit making it uncofortable to play for long periods. It makes medium to very high and tin can pearcing sounds and makes all those egyptian belly dancing sounds easy to reproduce. I think this is a good way to try a hand drum with it's varying center to side sound range on the cheap for those who are just curious but I'm glad I also bought a larger djembe at the same time.
                              Synthetic- mylar? head similar to basic drum kit heads. Aluminum body is lighteight and looks like it would make a good jet engiine exhaust.
                              Everything fits where it's supposed to, It hasn't broken. I've adjusted the tuning a bit with no trouble but the cast hardware is a bit rough and unpolished. It's everything shown in the pics though.
                              I tossed this in the cart when I ordered a remo djembe recently. Considering the price, I think it's a great value.

                              Comment on this review

                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Darabouka

                              By Z

                              from FL

                              Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                              This has a great sound for being so small and light! The doum and tek sounds are just like a darabouka, nice and open. I've not read of anyone buying or even trying the 6", but I'm gonna take it upon myself to try it out. Great drum, don't be put off by the blue Mylar head. By the way, the metal oxidizes and will rub off on you, but it doesn't look or smell that bad. I barely notice.

                              Comment on this review

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              amazing

                              By myname-XeNRq

                              from texas

                              Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                              I got the schalloch alluminum darbuka 3 days ago and i havnt stopped playing it since. I got the 8" because I thought the 6" would be way to small, this is a small drum but its not too small. It has great, resonant low tones and very authentic conga-like high tones. I would like it to have a wider range in between its 2 main tones, but other than that its a great drum, especcially for the price. U need to get one soon.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great lil' drum!

                              By Strumstick Steve

                              from Capac, MI

                              Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                              I bought the 8" version about three years ago and the thing still rocks. I had to tune it way up when I got it but after I did it sounded great. It has a very unique sound. You can get alot of great tones outa this lil' guy. Buy one!

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              excellent value

                              By cbaid

                              from CA

                              Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

                              This is a very well-made drum. Solid tuning, excellent workmanship, durable head, and great sound.

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