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Toca Vryheid Djembe
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The Toca Vryheid Djembes harken back to the freedom (vryheid in Afrikaans) struggles of the South African Zulus. Toca Vryheid Djembes have wood shell...Click To Read More About This Product
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Faithful realizations of tradional African designs.
The Toca Vryheid Djembes harken back to the freedom (vryheid in Afrikaans) struggles of the South African Zulus. Toca Vryheid Djembes have wood shells carved by skilled artisans that are given up to 20 coats of teak oil, then hand-painted with a tribal design. A traditional goatskin head delivers authentic sound, and special low-stretch alpine ropes with braided cores are used to ensure stable tuning. The 10" and 12" models deliver especially powerful and rich bass and all models produce sharp, cutting slap tones.
Hand-carved wood shells
Natural finish coated with teak oil
Hand-painted tribal designs
Traditional goatskin head
Low-stretch alpine ropes with braided cores for tuning stability
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I just purchased the Vryheid Djembe for my friend for Christmas and am very impressed. The construction is solid, the look is beautiful and the tone is incredible. It's hard to believe the myriad of tone that comes from this little drum (I bought the 10"). The bass tones were actually vibrating the low E string on my guitar from across the room during an impromtu jam session this evening! I would recommend this to anyone who loves to play hand percussion instruments.
I have Played on many different Djembe's including authentic Djembe's brought back by missionaries from Africa and for the money, this Djembe pack allot of punch for the price. I gave up my authentic to play this one as my main drum. Though it is only ten inches, the bass sound is pure and solid while the edged is high and crisp. As long as you keep it tuned, you wont out play this little dumb. I don't recommended buying without playing but if it helps, I am sold.
I bought one of these to use in my studio. For the price, I am amazed at the value of the Toca Vryheid Djembe 12" - I compared this side-by-side with the Freestyle (PVC) Djembe by the same manufacturer. There is no substitute for a wood shell. The West African people say that the soul of the tree is in the shell. Wood produces living sound. Bass is exceptional, tone is where it needs to be and slap is lively. Fit and finish are excellent - you won't be disappointed.
I just wanted to say that this drum really has bounce to it. Very good for syncopation. It could be a little more recordable. I see this more as a performance live drum.
First off, this is an incredible value! I bought the 12 in. model. One-piede solid mahogony, rope-tension, goatskin head - everything that makes a better-sounding ddjembe is there! The paint job looks great on top of the natural stain. I played it in our band room and the bass tones were making the snare wires vibrate (about 25 ft. away). Very able to stand on its own, acoustically. The 10-14" range are good all-around djembes - good mix of highs and lows. Buy a bag for this drum, and you should be set for... years. Peace and good notes to all.
I just bought the 8" and 12" and these djembes are killer has great cutting attack through all sorts of music, once you tune these suckers quality is profection for the buying price I strongly recommend them.