Hand Drums

Of course, when you think about drums, you may think about the standard approach to drumming, with sticks and pedals. Whilst this is a great musical instrument to get to know when it comes to percussion, there are plenty of other amazing options, and one of these is hand drums.

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Amahi 6
Amahi Amahi 6" Steel Tongue Drum $59.99
 Amahi 6" Steel Tongue Drum    6″ Steel Tongue Drum Tuned to G major scale Crafted from high carbon steel Includes padded carrying bag & pair of mallets Available in green, red, black, blue, bronze (we do not have the bronze one in stock) 
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Beaver Creek 17 Note Kalimba - Red Beaver Creek
Beaver Creek Beaver Creek 17 Note Kalimb... $39.99
Made by solid mahogany resonance box and and carbon steel keys, to make sure the sound is clear. So easy to use, you just need to use two thumbs play to make a great sound. Small size and come with a portable bag for easy carrying and storage.
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Buck Bohdran 18 Buck Bohdran 18
Buck Buck Bohdran 18" with Bag a... $199.99
Buck Bohdran 18" with Bag and Tipper Excellent lightly used high quality Bohdran. Includeds padded bag and tipper.  
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DW Low Boy with 10
DW DW Low Boy with 10" Cymbals $159.99
DW Low Boy with 10" Cymbals Good used condition. Pedal with hi hats only, no bag or other accessories. Perfect for the compact cajon set up. 
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Gibraltar Bongo Stand stand Gibraltar
Gibraltar Gibraltar Medium Weight Ell... $189.99
Gibraltar Medium Weight Elliptical Leg Bongo Stand (7716) Gibraltar's 7716 Bongo Stand has elliptical legs for added strength and stability, without the excess weight found in traditional double braced stands. Mounts bongos via adjustable mounting clip. Eliptical leg tripod. Lightweight Medium weight, eliptical leg stand Padded c-clamp adjusts to fit the center block of most bongos Tilter support slides to fit shell depth Height range 28-1/2 to 46
Goat Skin Head drums skins Dave's Drum Shop
Dave's Drum Shop Goat Skin Head $59.99
Goat Skin Head Suitable for re-skinning your djembes up to about 18" diameter Ready to soak! 
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Gon Bops 10.75 Gon Bops 10.75
Gon Bops Gon Bops 10.75" Mariano Ser... $499.99
Excellent used condition with a few dings and small scratches on the shell, otherwise very little use head is in excellent condition. Gon Bops founder Mariano Bobadilla built only one line of drums special enough to carry his name. Today, we are proud to offer a modern version of these legendary instruments. Now available in both chrome and black hardware options, their vintage character has been preserved using traditional counter hoops, Gon Bops hand-selected cowhide heads and Durian wood construction. One-of-a-kind, Mariano drums offer authentic sound, from big, beefy open tones to crisp slaps and solid palm sounds. If you are ready to move up to a truly classy set of instruments, look no farther.
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Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon (AACJ) drum kit Gon Bops
Gon Bops Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signatu... $374.99
Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon (AACJ) Authentically Peruvian! Mohena hardwood construction, meticulously dovetailed corners and pristine lacquer finish all add up to a quality instrument. Partially-sealed front panel design results in louder, tighter bass and plenty of high-end "pop". The matte-finish faceplate is built to Alex's specification. Hand made in Peru, each quality instrument is meticulously tested before it ships, resulting in a superb Cajon that is built to last!
Gon Bops Fiesta Cajons Gon Bops Cherry Bomb Gon Bops Fiesta Cajons Gon Bops White Magic
Gon Bops Gon Bops Fiesta Cajons $144.99
Gon Bops Fiesta Cajons are the best entry level cajons you can buy. We offer a serious choice in entry level models: from new Color Series Fiesta Cajons with internal snare wires and extra-large rubber feet, to our Walnut model with a snare on/off knob, to our Mahogany Cajon with snare and adjustable internal bells ... the Gon Bops Fiesta line offers outstanding tone and quality at a price point that cannot be matched.
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LP 10
LP LP 10" 2-Sided Snare Cajon $149.99
  LP 10" 2-Sided Snare Cajon  Latin Percussion partnered with Drum Workshop to create this amazing portable snare cajon that can be added to your kit on a snare stand or played in your lap. With its two sides you the option of a "Flamenco" snare sound with a textured playing surface or an open "Peruvian" style 10" x 5" 6-ply Maple shell Two Birch playing surfaces Fixed internal snare wires Textured playing surface on snare side Play with hands or brushes LP1410S1
LP 10
LP LP 10" Plastic Pandeiro Hea... $19.99
LP 10" Plastic Pandeiro Head, Black (LP3905) The special head on this pandeiro gives it a deeper, warmer sound than other drums of similar design.
LP 11 3/4
LP LP 11 3/4" Conga Head (LP265B) $180.99
LP 11 3/4" Conga Head (LP265B) This 11-3/4" LP Conga Head is made of genuine rawhide, which delivers a rich, deep sound. Latin Percussion rawhide heads are hand-picked according to texture, thickness and resiliency to assure the authentic sounds you expect. 11-3/4" Diameter Rawhide Mounted Conga Head

Want to know more about hand drums before you go ahead and buy them for yourself? Here is more about hand drums.

How do they work?

A hand drum, much like any other drum and form of percussion, works by being hit. This could be with a percussion tool, such as a beater or a stick. But, with hand drums, it is much more simple; you only need your hand.

No matter the type or where they come from, every hand drum will have certain zones on it, which, when hit, will make a different sound to other parts of the drum. You often find that a lower pitch occurs in the centre of the drum and a higher pitch closer to the rim.

What are different types of hand drums?

As we have already mentioned, hand drums come in different types, shapes, and sizes, but here are three of the most common types of hand drums.

  • Frame drums- these are often the go-to for hand drums and come from all over the world. Because they are played in so many different places, they have a variety of looks and sounds and other names. However, the basic design is usually the same; you will have a single drumhead that is wide and comes with a wooden shell—making it easy to move around as you need to.
  • Djembe- coming from Africa, the Djembe drum has the same look as a goblet; however, it sounds so much better. It can make a variety of different sounds, including sharp, high slaps and a low bass sound. They can be made from wood or fibreglass. It really does depend on the style and finish you prefer.
  • Tabla- If you want a large hand drum, you will want to buy a Tabla. These are from India and features two essential parts, the Tabla and the Bayan. They are often made of wood and goatskin; however, this may vary depending on where you buy them from. You will also find a black patch on the skin, which makes the sound vary.

These are just some of the examples of hand drums that you can buy. You can also buy Doumbeks, Cajons and Bongos too. Giving you plenty of choices when it comes to playing the hand drum.

It can take time to master the art, but we can promise you that it is worth it. So, invest in a good quality hand drum and make sure that you can make the best sounding music possible. Here at Dave’s Drum Shop we carry a wide variety of hand drums for sale that allow you to choose the right one for you. With us it is always the best quality and a great sound, no matter what type of drum you decide to go for!

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