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Meinl African Djembe with Bag

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The Meinl original African-style rope-tuned wood djembe is carved from one solid piece of plantation-grown mahogany wood. These high-quality instrume...Click To Read More About This Product

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Loud, cutting slaps and booming bass.

The Meinl original African-style rope-tuned wood djembe is carved from one solid piece of plantation-grown mahogany wood. These high-quality instruments are crafted with great attention to detail and provide an outstanding and voluminous sound. The complex rope tuning system guarantees an ideal and long-lasting tuning of the instrument. The Meinl original African-style rope-tuned wood djembes come bundled with the professional djembe bags.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany shell
  • Drum dimensions
    • Medium: 9-1/4" to 10-1/4" diameter x 20" height
    • Large: 10-3/4" to 12-1/4" diameter x 24" height
    • Extra-Large: 12-3/4" to 14-1/4" diameter x 25" height
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    MeinlAfrican Djembe with Bag
     
    5.0

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (15)
    • Responsive (13)
    • Huge tone (10)
    • Versatile (10)
    • Sensitive (8)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment (11)
    • Small venues (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Novice (7)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    (33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An excellent value for the money

    By Dave C.

    from Massachusetts

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    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

    As a hand drumming instructor and performer, I have worked with djembes of all types, from those hand crafted in West Africa to those made entirely of artificial materials. I have been buying a lot of drums to use when I teach drum classes, and I need instruments that have 1) a good sound, 2) consistent quality, 3) rugged construction and 4) a reasonable price. I have found these Meinl djembes to fit these requirements very well. The wood is plantation grown mahogany -- solid, but not as heavy as regular mahogany (which is very expensive). The rope is heavy duty and has lots of verticals, which means the tension is well distributed on the head. The goatskin could be a tad thicker, but when tuned up properly, the heads have a crisp dry slap without nasty ringing, and a deep resonant bass note. You'll find that by the time the drum gets shipped from Indonesia, the head won't be at full tension and the drum will need to be tuned up. Instructions are included on tuning (pulling diamonds), but if you've never done this, find someone who knows how. The bag that comes with the drum is well built, has thick padding, sturdy straps and a thick top that protects the drum head nicely. I now own 5 of these djembes, 1 of the XL (12") and 4 of the L (10") and am very pleased with them.

    (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An Amazing Djembe

    By Scot Lounsbury

    from Nebraska

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    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

    I am normally a kit drummer, I just got into hand percussion for accustic worship style of playing just recently. I wanted to add a djembe to my hand drum arsenal. I researched for weeks what I wanted and the different price rages. I wanted something that I thought was just a little different than what other drummers had around here, but I also wanted it to look and sound top notch. I took my time and finally decided on this drum. I was not disappointed at all when it came. It was better looking than I could imagine. Then I played it. WOW! The low bass sound sings and is very present. I love everything about this drum.

    (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    African Djembe

    By selcurtis curtis

    from Va

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    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

    Solid wood structure, crafted with precision, no flaws that I see. Sound is great!
    It was as advertised , but better than expected. Delivery was on time and item was in great condition. Cannot beat the price, to include the travel bag. You have my business.
    Built with extreme quality.
    More than my monry's worth.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Djembe!

    By Daniel-g-QeX

    from New Bern, North Carolina

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    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

    I really enjoy the tone and quality of this instrument! The looks, and sound are wonderful. The case is great with it's pocket, super comfortable book bag style carry straps, and it features hard plastic in the lining to keep out harsher dings. The only downside is the stock support strap attached to the djembe, but that's not even a problem. This is a great buy!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really Great Djembe!

    By air1

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

    This Djembe came in perfect condition and great overall around. It has a great sound and is made from beautiful wood. Overall it is a 5 out of 5 in my book. I have played many djembes...and this is the best!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply amazing

    By Joe

    from Asbury Park, NJ

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    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

    Throughout my musical career, I have always been the singer/songwriter. The one behind the guitar, singing NEXT to my hand drummer. I always envied him so I decided to go ahead and buy myself a djembe. I ordered this a few days ago. It hasn't been delivered yet, but I went to my local drum import shop and played the exact one I ordered (the extra large one). I sat down and played it for about an hour and all I have to say is WOW. I can't wait until I get it! Not only is it a great drum, it also comes with an amazing bag to protect it and carry it around. I only wish that it would come with a few more things to make it more like a package deal. Maybe a nice strap or something. Don't be fooled by the price, this drum is AMAZING. My fellow singer/songwriters will want to convert when they hear this one! A+!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Looks and sounds great!

    By Jane

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Drumming Circles

    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

    Arrived on time; was in tune. Easy to play and has a rich sound. Like the idea of having a carrying bag as well as one to protect the drum. All in all, a very good investment!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Huge Sound, Awesome Price!!!!

    By BipolarDJ420

    from Mocksville, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Amazing Midtone
    • Great Sound
    • Heart Pounding Bass
    • Huge Tone
    • Light Elegant Highs
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Great For Acoustic Rhythm
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

      Showed up way earlier than expected!!! Very sturdy and beautifully stunning! Also was completely in tune. It is an extremely vibrant instrument with supreme quality! Picture doesn't do it justice!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome gift

      By Drummer 86

      from Jackson, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

          Bought this for my son for Christmas...he has played percussion before and he loves this drum. So glad I found your site..

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Couldn't be happier

          By Bill

          from Montrose, Colorado

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

            The Djembe showed up days before I expected. It was better looking than we expected and has a great sound. The case is high quality and, I can see, will last forever. If was a Christmas present for my wife. She is ecstatic. Thank you for your always wonderful service and products.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great purchase!

            By Jay

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Great Sound

            Cons

            • The Cold Weather Affects

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

            I'm happy about it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow!

            By M

            from Helena, MT

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                Great quality! Great to travel with and kids are having fun using it! Solid. The bag alone is worth the price!

                 
                5.0

                AWESOME!!!!

                By anonomous

                from not telling

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Great details/design
                • Great Sound
                • Huge Tone
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • dance class

                  Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                  there is nothing not phenomenal about this djembe! It is well crafted and has beautiful sounds. I use it for live music in dance class and never fails to do what most djembes can't.

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this djembe!

                  By Valerie

                  from Mt. Juliet, TN

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Music Therapy

                    Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                    I was looking for a djembe to use in music therapy sessions, and this one is perfect! The size of this djembe and the bag that it comes in make it very easy to transport.

                     
                    5.0

                    Ready for the drum circle!

                    By DENNIS

                    from FLORIDA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment

                      Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                      Well made!

                       
                      4.0

                      Happy drummer!

                      By dizzy drumming dame

                      from Cape Cod, MA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Huge Tone
                      • Medium size is very manageable and portable.
                      • Nicely constructed & lightweight.
                      • No tuning required when unpacked.
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                        My new djembe now accompanies me to a weekly drum circle and it's fun to sit and
                        practice drumming while watching online tutorials.

                         
                        5.0

                        Meinl Djembe

                        By TfromPA

                        from Philadelphia

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Responsive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                            This drum sounds great and looks beautiful. It seems to be well constructed also.

                             
                            5.0

                            I expect to add several to the household. A lot of fun.

                            By Jim

                            from Douglas City, Ca

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • No cons on this one.

                            Best Uses

                            • Accompaniment
                            • Just for fun.
                            • Small Venues
                            • Soundtracks

                            Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                            I actually bought this for my daughter as a gift and she loves it. She said if I'm nice to her she will let me play it to. I don't like that kind of pressure so I'm going to get one of my own. Kidding aside, it is a great instrument, well constructed and beautiful to look at. Cool to get all the different tones with a single drum. I may get two more very soon.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great sound, beautiful instrument

                            By 1 Presby Praise Band Guy

                            from Marion Ohio

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Beautiful to look at
                            • Great Sound
                            • Huge Tone
                            • Responsive
                            • Sensitive
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                              Our praise band needed some extra colors to our percussion sound, so we bought this djembe. It is more than satisfactory! As soon as we opened the box we discovered many different ways to great sounds out of it. It will sound different in each person's hands, because it is very touch sensitive to all the different ways you can strike it. It is also very beautiful to look at, a nice piece of wood. The padded carrying bag is a nice touch. Thank you Meinl!

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Djembe for a Great Price

                              By Drummer Mom

                              from Midwest

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Great Sound
                              • Responsive
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Accompaniment
                                • Small Venues

                                Comments about Meinl African Djembe with Bag:

                                My husband and I purchased this for my son for Christmas. He plays drums for our church worship team and they often play acoustic sets. Knowing Meinl is a great brand, and the fact that it came with a carrying case for such reasonable price, we went with this particular djembe. Our son absolutely loves it and we love listening to him play it! The quality is excellent and the sound is full. This was definitely a great buy!

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