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Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe   

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These professional-grade instruments are carved by hand from one solid piece of mahogany. This authentic craftsmanship is needed to get the huge soun...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Resonant, deep sounds and scorching slaps from these traditional style djembes.

      These professional-grade instruments are carved by hand from one solid piece of mahogany. This authentic craftsmanship is needed to get the huge sound--the whole body of the drum resonates as one unit since it is hollowed from one tree. The heads are real goat skin, which is thinner than most heads so you can easily get the popping slap tones and the giant bass tones. The ropes are pre-stretched so once you set the tuning it will hold the tension (not many djembes have this professional detail).

      Note that diameters are listed by range due to their hand-carved nature and individual drums vary slightly in their dimensions.

      FEATURES
      • Mahogany shell
      Drum Sizes
      • Extra small: 6-1/4" to 8" diameter x 11-3/4" high
      • Small: 7" to 8-1/4" diameter x 15-3/4" high
      • Medium: 9-1/4" to 10" diameter x 20" high
      • Large: 10-1/2" to 12" diameter x 24" high
      • Extra large: 13" diameter x 25" high

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      SchallochRope-Tuned Djembe
       
      4.5

      (based on 36 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (26)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      92%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Great sound (7)
      • Responsive (7)
      • Sensitive (5)
      • Huge tone (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (5)
      • Accompaniment (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (5), Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great djembe for beginners and up!

      This is a great djembe for the price. I have one from Ghana that sounds better and has authentic carving, but that's only noticeable when they are side by side.

      Otherwise,...Read complete review

      This is a great djembe for the price. I have one from Ghana that sounds better and has authentic carving, but that's only noticeable when they are side by side.

      Otherwise, this djembe plays clear, has a nice tone, and very distinct bass, tone, and slap sounds, making it easy to play.

      It comes with lots of extra rope for tuning.

      Note to those who a)complain that the djembe arrives out of tune, and b) report that it has a nice carrying strap:

      For one, djembes SHOULD be shipped with the tuning slacked. This allows the skin to expand and contract with the changes of humidity and temperature during shipping. A fully tuned djembe sent on a cross country trip and sitting in hot trucks and cold planes will quite likely arrive with a ripped head.

      Furthermore, that nice "strap" some remark on is actually the rope that allows you to tune the djembe when you receive it. Its very easy to do, check out youtube.

      I am very happy with this djembe.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Beware... not quite as it seems.

      Again, if you're not going to subject this djembe to any kind of non-hand force, it may work for you. It has a nice "pop" to it. Just don't let...Read complete review

      Again, if you're not going to subject this djembe to any kind of non-hand force, it may work for you. It has a nice "pop" to it. Just don't let anyone touch it that doesn't know how to properly use the thing!
      Seems to be a geat value, and it is... if you play it very carefully...

      It has a great sound, a nice strap, and an interesting appearance.
      This is where it falls short.

      I bought one of these for my elementary classroom. I was very pleased with it, until one of my kids hit it with a felt mallet. I then found out what I was dealing with here. First, the head ripped with the mild force of the mallet. Next, I found that the head, which they say is goat skin, is more akin to paper, not skin. Hard to validate that it is not goat skin, but it tears and rips like a heavyweight paper. To illustrate the frailty of the drum, I tore off a bit more for each class. Tears like paper... feels like paper.

      So, beware. This drum will not withstand mild blunt force. At all.
      Value is meaningless if it has the capactiy to tear with mild force. Granted, one could argue that if you hit a djembe with a blunt-force item, you deserve to have it rip. I'd argue against that theory. A decent djembe head should be able to withstand a bit of abuse before it fails. This failed the first time.

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      5.0

      Awesome DJEMBE

      By 

      from Logan, Utah

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

          Love it.

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          5.0

          Great Drum!!

          By 

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Sensitive

          Cons

          • Different Appeared
          • Different Appearence

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

          This drum, even untuned, has a great sound and feel. It also seems to be an off-brand but had some Meinl tags on it, so it's connected to them some how. The picture did show a brown drum, but this is basically black in color if that really matters. An absolutely great drum for the price.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Surprisingly Good Quality

          By 

          from Essex, VT

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                For the price, this djembe is fantastic. I bought the medium size for a friend and it has a good tone that will definitely be able to be used in a live session.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great service

                By 

                from Southern California

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                      This is a Christmas gift for my granddaughter. I'm sure she will love it.

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                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Poorly packaged, drum shell cracked!!

                      By 

                      from Tallahassee, Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                            Disappointed. Drum damaged as a result of poor packaging. No fill around drum and barely taped box. Contacted service rep last night. Contacted another service rep this morning at UPS store to send package label to return. Second rep had no info of damaged drum like I was promised by the first rep I spoke to. Frustrating and time consuming. I am wondering now when I will get the replacement drum. Please, contact me when the new drum is on its way.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Drum for the price

                            By 

                            from Omaha, NE

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Responsive
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                              When I first got it out of the box it looked great, and it was in tune. I looked up a video to learn how to play it, and the djembe that the guy had sounded near to the quality of this djembe, and he got his for around 300. So overall, great djembe for the price.

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                              3.0

                              XS djembe adequate for needs

                              By 

                              from Lynchburg, VA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Economic
                              • Mobile

                              Cons

                              • Flat Sound

                              Best Uses

                              • Children's Group
                              • On-the-go

                              Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                              Wanted inexpensive djembes for a church intergenerational drum circle, and decided on the XS Schallochs. Have only tried one myself so far, and definitely takes some getting used to with such a small sweet spot. Is nice that it is easy to carry around and just grab for some quick play during TV commercials.

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                              5.0

                              Really nice djembe

                              By 

                              from Minneapolis

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Bass
                              • Great Sound
                              • Responsive
                              • Sensitive
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Accompaniment
                                • Drum Circle
                                • Small Venues
                                • Soundtracks

                                Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                                Bought the LG one turned out to be around 10 inches. Tuned it up and sounded great right away. Super solid wood and a nice skin. I would recommend to beginners and pros alike. I love it

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great for my nephew

                                By 

                                from Tahlequah, OK

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good sound
                                • Responsive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Begining Hand Drummers
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                                  I am a drummer in a band, and have many drums myself. My son is also learning to become a drummer and has many drums. I ordered this drum for my nephew because he seems to have the drum infatuation as well. Now he is playing it everyday. Perfect drum for him at this point.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Starter

                                  By 

                                  from Oklahoma

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Responsive

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Schalloch Rope-Tuned Djembe:

                                      I found this to be the best drum for the price. I wanted to try hand drumming for the first time without spending hundreds of dollars, and this fits the bill perfectly. I have had many drummers who have played many drums for decades say this is a great sounding drum at this price. Regarding the negative review, of course this drum is not for kids to beat with a mallet. I have played it for months now with hands only, no problems.

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