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Blind-bolted Goblet Drums

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Turkish darbuka, Maple with goat skin

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Maple Doumbek, goat skin

This is an older tuning system of mine I revitalized after a trip to Turkey, where many percussionists play large ceramic darbukas which can sound fantastic but are tuneable only with heat. The rim is wide and round and not affected by the blind bolted tuning system, and so any rim style works with this system: wide and round for the modern Turkish and Arabic styles, sharp like a Tombak, or in-between like a Djembe.

$250 to 500 depending on wood used and the size of the drum.