These Turkish-style steel shell Meinl Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7-3/4" tall with a 4-1/4" synthetic head. This drum features a hand-hammered exterior ... Click To Read More About This Product
These Turkish-style steel shell Meinl Darbukas are light in weight but big in tone. The miniature design measures 7-3/4" tall with a 4-1/4" synthetic head. This drum features a hand-hammered exterior with a traditional design and surprising range of sound. Good for drum circles or to keep on your desk or coffee table. Mini darbukas from Meinl are also a great gift idea.
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Comments about Meinl Hand Hammered Aluminum Mini Darbuka:
Don't get me wrong: this drum is beautiful. With its price, it's a great value for a beginner.
HOWEVER, if you're playing anything on the rim, as was the case for the middle eastern music I thought this drum was for, it'll leave you crying. I took it to a class and switched to a drum without a metal rim and boy was I happier. The doums were fine. The teks hurt.
For a man-sized adult, the drum is a bit small to hold under your arm and across your knee, but it has a great sound. It's extremely portable and welcomed at drum circles. Wherever drum circles are welcomed.
I am going to see if Guitar Center will let me exchange this style for one without a finger shredder. I love looking at the drum with its beautiful silver tooling. But I also want to be able to play it and retain all 10 of my fingers.