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Remo Apex Djembe 12 x 22 in. Black

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This Apex Djembe is lightweight and features an elegant plated-steel-radius counterhoop that feels great from the first beat. The specially engineered tuning brackets boast inverted, recessed tuning hooks that allow you to tune the drum with ease. The Apex Djembe will perform to your highest expectations for all levels of drumming. Its synthetic Sk...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This Apex Djembe is lightweight and features an elegant plated-steel-radius counterhoop that feels great from the first beat. The specially engineered tuning brackets boast inverted, recessed tuning hooks that allow you to tune the drum with ease. The Apex Djembe will perform to your highest expectations for all levels of drumming.

Its synthetic Skyndeep Black Goat Stripe graphic drumhead screams volumes for any drumming activity, and will stay in tune in all weather. The Skyndeep drumhead features a small removable Sound Control foam dot under the drumhead. This feature produces less overtones for a more focused and dryer, animal-like bass tone and rich slap tones. The Apex Djembe is manufactured using a traditional carved djembe design and molded from ABS durable plastic materials.

Features

  • Light weight
  • Plated-steel-radius counterhoop for playing comfort
  • Skyndeep Black Goat Stripe graphic drumhead
  • Traditional carved djembe design
  • Molded from ABS durable plastic materials
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RemoApex Djembe
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (4)
  • Huge tone (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Drum

I bought this drum about a month ago and have used it in several performances now. I'll typically use a my 14" wooden remo djembe or fat congas cajon, but this has...Read complete review

I bought this drum about a month ago and have used it in several performances now. I'll typically use a my 14" wooden remo djembe or fat congas cajon, but this has been a great change of pace! It has the warmth and depth of my wooden djembe, but gives me the higher highs than my cajon. This is a great deal for such a versatile instrument. In addition the composite material its made of makes this drum light and tough. This was a great purchase.

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Remo 2 Piece Plastic Djembe

I have Played the new Remo 2 Pc Plastic Djembe in one of my Groups. Nice Looking drum and dark colored head. Nice hardware as well. Fault was on the High sl;aps...Read complete review

I have Played the new Remo 2 Pc Plastic Djembe in one of my Groups. Nice Looking drum and dark colored head. Nice hardware as well. Fault was on the High sl;aps it seems the head material is to thick and unable to get the crack a slap needs. On the Lows the bass does not resonate very long and stops short. other than that a pretty good drum for the money.

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Remo 2 Piece Plastic Djembe

By Djembe Tycoon From The City

from San Fransisco , California

Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

I have Played the new Remo 2 Pc Plastic Djembe in one of my Groups. Nice Looking drum and dark colored head. Nice hardware as well. Fault was on the High sl;aps it seems the head material is to thick and unable to get the crack a slap needs. On the Lows the bass does not resonate very long and stops short. other than that a pretty good drum for the money.

(12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Drum

By Joseph

from Dallas, Tx

Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

I bought this drum about a month ago and have used it in several performances now. I'll typically use a my 14" wooden remo djembe or fat congas cajon, but this has been a great change of pace! It has the warmth and depth of my wooden djembe, but gives me the higher highs than my cajon. This is a great deal for such a versatile instrument. In addition the composite material its made of makes this drum light and tough. This was a great purchase.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Moderately price Insturment

By Wilbur Hoerl

from Overland Park, KS

Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

Owned this drum for 6 months. Construction/Features: Well constructed, sturdy, weatherproof head, easy to tune...and it STAYS in tune. Playability: Excellent separation of tones...(deep in middle, tenor on the side, hard 'snap' on the outer edge). Even inexperienced players can get different tones on this drum with a short amount of practice. NOTE: Be sure to give the bottom "room to breathe" by keeping it angled and not flat on the ground...to get good bass tone General Sound: Hard core purists (with big bucks) may argue over arcane differences in sound quality but the Apex gives quite good sound. If you want more bass, then you need to go to a bigger drum size...not necessarily spend more money on another 12". Excellent mix of value and sound...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is easy to take places awesome and has awesome sound.

By Joey

from Sevier TN

About Me Child

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small traveling musician

    Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

    I use it at FCA, church, band and at home, I love the things and sounds you can make from them and the black looks good on it.

     
    5.0

    Small, Light, Great Variety of Bass & Treble Tones, Tunable!

    By Forró Man!

    from New York, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

      Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

      I went to Guitar Center and tried a few Djembe models out, including Meinl, Toca and this one. I chose this one for a number of reasons:

      1) Excellent bass tone. Although this is a fairly small Djembe, the bass tone is excellent. I need to replace some unwieldy bass drums in my small apartment and this was perfect. The Meinl model with attractive African carvings didn't have the same resonance.

      2) You can tune it. Most of the other models can't be tuned. That makes this particular djembe better for recording.

      3) It is small and light. This one sounds better than the bigger models and takes up less real estate.

       
      5.0

      My favorite djembe!

      By D.jenbay

      from Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

          Been playing hand percussions for a while from congas to Bongos different size Djembe's to dumbek's. But the one is my go to drum. Not a one trick poNY you can get different tones out of it, very Snappy, can you use your fingers one finger two fingers and it rings cover with one hand do some patterns and it snaps my favorite drum I love it. Now I'm looking for an 18 in. to accompany it. I guess the only con would be it has a poor bass quality, but it's a small drum wouldn't expect bass to be in it.

           
          5.0

          Real nice!

          By Linda

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

          Great djembe for the price!

           
          4.0

          Nice drum, rings a little

          By Rosalie

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

          I got this drum for a friend of mine. It's nice and light weight and has pretty good tones. Though depending on where and how you strike the head, there is a high pitched "ringing" sound. I think it would be easily solved with putting some stick-on cork sheets in the inside of the drum's bowl. However, it doesn't always occur, and as my friend learns to play, he will likely learn to avoid getting that ringing tone.

           
          5.0

          Beautiful

          By Jey

          from Ontario ca

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

              Snappy!!! The low end isn't THAT deep, but that's what the 14,16,18 djembe's are intended for. This is like the quarter back of djembe's it just moves. Great tones. While playing you can bend this to sound like 2 drums in one if you know what your doing. I'm in love! Can't wait to get bigger diameter drum to help compliment more bass with it. Oh and, I get lots of compliments on this drum!!

               
              4.0

              I am very satisfied and would buy this product again.

              By Mike

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

              I am an experienced musician but new to Djembe... I hope to learn more asap. This Apex Djembe seems reasonable weight, well made and tone seems OK for it's size, weight. This 12" djembe seems to be a reasonable compromise between the smaller and larger djembes for convenience, weight and tone. I have heard larger and heavier djembes with better tone but this seems like a good choice for a 'starter' djembe and how I want to use it... I hope to learn more with time and more experience.

               
              5.0

              Loud and Proud !

              By Gene Cali

              from San Leandro, California

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy tuning and portable,looks good
              • Great Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Drum circles, beach parties, you will be heard !

                Comments about Remo Apex Djembe:

                The Djembe is the long distance phone in Africa. "The Remo Apex is the iphone of djembes".

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