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Meinl Aluminum Darbuka Silver 6 1/2 In X 12 3/4 In

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Meinl Darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South...Click To Read More About This Product

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Traditional design with modern tuning.

Meinl Darbukas are made in the tradition of the original, esoteric goblet-shaped drums found in music from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Southern Asia. Meinl's darbuka drums are constructed from thin shells in various metals, each metal giving the different models their special timbre. The head is secured and tuned with external rings set close to the shell, in the Turkish-style. Light yet powerful, the darbukas have a deep full bass. They are well suited for high-pitched snapping sounds as well as a wide range of articulated "doum" and "tak" strokes.

These Turkish style hand drums feature fat lows and ringing highs with a wide range between.

FEATURES
  • Aluminum shell
  • Synthetic head
  • Tuning key included

Trance out at any volume level with your Meinl Darbuka. Order today.

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MeinlAluminum Darbuka
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (9)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Huge tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Soundtracks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a rocking little drum

By billfireman

from Appleton, WI

Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

I don't know how "traditional" this is, but it is one sweet little drum. If you put an SM57 on it it turns into a really powerful drum, The tek sounds will cut through anything. The drum has basically no low end, it's doum sounds are very resonant and mellow though. As with other meinl drums I've seen/ played it's put together very nicely. If you have the money, I totally recommend buying it. I think this thing should come with a case though, it seems like the thin aluminum could get dented pretty easily.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Alternative to Full Drums...

By Gigmaster

from Chatsworth, Ga.

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

    I bought this on a lark because the price was so good. I don't have room for a full drum set in my home studio, and I hated the keyboard drums. I have to say that this little drum blew me away. Great bass response, especially when mic'd, and clear crisp highs. Different than bongos, or my cajon, and just right for some songs. It sounds fantastic. You can't really go wrong with one of these. I've even started taking it to Open Mics and Drum Circles. It's a fun little drum.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Surprisingly rich sound

    By Ken Ostercamp

    from Columbia, MO

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

      This little guy sounds great, very light but very solid sound. The ringing tones achieved by tapping on the metal rim are very nice.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A shiny, happy drum! Great for Renaissance music!

      By RubyTuba

      from Park City, KS

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

        This is a beautiful little drum.

        I really like the textures of Medieval and Renaissance music. Over the years I've bought several small drums, trying to find that high drum sound.

        Then I saw a video online of a Renaissance group, sitting in a cicle around a single microphone. One of the drummers had one of these between his knees, just lightly tapping it. All I could think was "THERE'S THAT DRUM!"

        Amazing price, excellent construction, and fun to play. What's not to like?

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Small drum, big sound

        By Guitar101ramstein

        from Germany

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Recording
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

        I got the smallest version and it really adds a lot to my percussion tracks, very nice one for a good price.

         
        4.0

        Great drum for the price

        By pianist with a darbuka

        from NYC

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        Pros

        • Good value
        • Great Sound
        • Light and portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

            This is a great drum for the price. I needed something that sounded good, was inexpensive, and that I could carry in a backpack on the subway.. and this is it. It sounds great (for its price) - good range of highs/mids/lows, it's tunable, and has a pretty big sound.
            I use it to accompany dance classes in elementary school auditoriums, and this drum's sound easily fills the room. I don't think I would go with the smaller versions.
            I've only had it for a week, so I can't comment on its durability, but at that price I wouldn't care if I had to buy one every year.

             
            5.0

            Love this drum!

            By Circuit Rider

            from Richmond, CA

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

              Just what the doctor ordered to layer hand percussion atop drum loops to make music more organic

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fair price

              By Chues

              from MN

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              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Light weight

              Cons

              • It's Smaller Than Expect

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment

              Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

              Didn't recall seeing its dimension prior to buying and its smaller than expected.

               
              5.0

              nice

              By Mr T

              from santa rosa ca.

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              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Soundtracks

                Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

                great drum big sound.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                small but powerful

                By anthonywalker41

                from Hopkins,mn

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                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                • Flat Sound

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues

                Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

                It ok that I play darbuka in the night.

                 
                4.0

                Plenty of "DOOM" in a petite package ...

                By 1YOCHI4U

                from FLORIDA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Sensative To Fine Tune

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Drum Circle
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

                ... a great little drum ... good base, but still tinkering with getting that "just right" higher "TEK" sound; have played a number of ethnic drums and was hoping I could use this drum in place of a dumbek ... time will tell ... also, for the money, it should have come with a spare head ... that would have made it a fair deal.

                 
                5.0

                Good things come in small packages

                By Joanne Duffy

                from Suburbia

                Comments about Meinl Aluminum Darbuka:

                Will be purchasing the additional sizes in the future.
                Wonderful product, excellent quality, just what I was looking for.
                Durable.
                good prices

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