Call & Save Coupon: Limited Time Offer

MF MD HG Backstage Pass Free Shipping 02-23-17
Schalloch Logo
Product 444778

Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka   

  • Write a Review

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...Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
OVERVIEW

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
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
SchallochAluminum Darbuka
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sensitive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

Reviewed by 31 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Darabouka

By Z

from FL

See all my reviews

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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Seriously, what are you waiting for?

By Myke-oVqLC

from Ames, IA

See all my reviews

Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

Stop thinking about it, and just buy one. These are awesome. The sound is totally NOT what you expect from some plastic head, and aluminum body.I own both the 6 and 8 inch drums. I like the 8" better because of the deeper bass. However, a very unique (in a good way) sound.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent value

By cbaid

from CA

See all my reviews

Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

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

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great lil' drum!

By Strumstick Steve

from Capac, MI

See all my reviews

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!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

8 inch darbuka

By Ray Wells

from Southern Virginia mountains

See all my reviews

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Deal on a Hand Drum

By AydG7O4qV

from Madison, WI

Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

I got this drum a while back to add some percussion to acoustic recordings. What a fantastic deal! I have the 8 inch, it gets great bass tones and good rim slaps too, unreal for the price. It's very light but seem extremely solid. If you are thinking about getting a small hand drum, you won't be disappointed with this.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cheap and Great!!

By Rockhead11

from Prescott, Az

See all my reviews

Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

This drum can produce an amazing variety of tones. You can press the head on the edge with your thumb while hitting either the rim or the head with your other hand and get a great bend out of it. Honestly, it can sound like 4 or 5 percussion instruments. I own tablas, a dholak and other hand percussion. This (I bought the 8") is an incredible bargain!! A word of advice: There is definetly a 'sweet spot' that makes this little guy come alive by patiently tuning and then gently stretching the head.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing

By myname-XeNRq

from texas

See all my reviews

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice small darbuka

By Drummer

from WA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Sensitive

Cons

    Best Uses

      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.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best fifteen bucks ever spent

      By Chaobell

      from Pasadena, TX

      Comments about Schalloch Aluminum Darbuka:

      I just got the 6", and I'm probably going to come back for the 8" in a couple of weeks. This drum is great, and dirt cheap to boot. The only gripe I have is that, being aluminum, it tends to leave black stuff on fingers; I discovered this the hard way after unwittingly transferring said black stuff to my face. At work. Ah well. That's why God made Handi-Wipes, and it certainly won't make me stop playing this thing.

      Displaying reviews 1-10

      Back to top

      Previous | Next »

      See All Schalloch Doumbeks & Darbukas
      Ship To: US Flag
      You are changing the Ship-To country.

      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.