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Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe

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Hand carved from a solid piece of plantation-grown mahogany. Equipped with traditional weave pre-stretched nylon ropes and a hand-selected goat skin ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Crafted after the traditional methods found in Mali.

Hand carved from a solid piece of plantation-grown mahogany. Equipped with traditional weave pre-stretched nylon ropes and a hand-selected goat skin head for authentic sound.


The perfect on-the-go jammer's drum.

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MeinlHeadliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (5)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Drum

By DarkJedi

from Louisville, KY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe:

    I purchased this at a local music store - they had two and each one had a slightly different sound due to the tuning and stringing of the head. But what drew me to this particular model over the others was that I loved that both produced a nice deep bass tone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The sound is African-Natural to the hears...

    By sundayesho

    from Lancaster, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe:

      Will recommend this to drum-lovers if looking for that African-Natural sound...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice lil drum

      By bestdaughterinlaweva

      from Spring TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun For Percussion ♡ers
      • Nice Size
      • Responsive
      • Versatile
      • Very Nice Looking

      Cons

      • Hard To Adjust Strings

      Best Uses

      • Beating In A Small Apt

      Comments about Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe:

      I bought this for my drumming father in law,who loves to drum. He was real happy with this drum. Good sound. Good size....buy it if you are looking for a djembe this size! $$$$$

       
      5.0

      Great Djembe

      By sholub

      from Roseburg, OR

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Solo Practice

        Comments about Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe:

        Love this drum. Not the first Djembe I've played, but the first I've owned. I bought the 12". It has great tonal range and you can get a nice bass out of it. Overall, I really like the quality too. No complaints!

         
        5.0

        Very happy with the quality and price.

        By Ace

        from Pa.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment

          Comments about Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe:

          I purchased the 10 inch so the sound would stand out when sitting around the campfire with my friends that play larger drums.

           
          5.0

          Great sound light weight cool design

          By B

          from Louisiana

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe:

            going to be recording on some back tracks

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            13 inch is heavy and not much mid range

            By Maquez

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Flat Sound
              • Not Sensitive
              • Not Very Much Mid Range
              • Super Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Furniture

              Comments about Meinl Headliner Black River Series Rope Tuned Djembe:

              It is just really heavy and there is a wide open "woof" bass sound that does not have much attack, mostly just boom. I thought it was just me and then I went by a store and tried out some comparable drums and there was just no comparison. I decided to return this one. Now, keep in mind, this is for the 13 inch drum. Smaller one's may be better. Looks nice though...

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