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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:48 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I think it is a Taiko, although most models have a double ring of nails on each end to keep the skin tight.

This one looks very "homemade" or at least pretty old. Must have a terrific sound anyway...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:20 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« solitaryzen » wrote:
That is quite possible - it actually belonged to a former girlfriend of mine originally, and I always assumed it was African. You could very well be right though - it does have a drum head on either side (producing subtly different pitches), and the ring does suggest it is designed to be hung up.


Is the dark patch in the centre painted or something on top of the skin Steve?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:46 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

It looks like a small taiko to me. They come in many sizes!

Nice instrument...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:54 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the info guys - the dark patch in the centre is painted on (on both sides). This particular drum is about 40 cms high (standing as it is in the picture) and about 35 cms wide at the widest point.

It does sound very nice Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:13 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Eight years ago this thread showed a few of my ethnic musical instruments. Since then, the collection has grown considerably…

A few years ago I was challenged to make an entirely acoustic album. It didn’t happen at the time, but last year I returned to the idea for Blue Lily Commission. Early in the recording process I wondered if it would be possible to use every single instrument in my collection – and it was possible. The final total was 119.

The album Undrugged (‘unplugged’) will be released on 4th April.

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African instruments ^

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Various drums ^

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Kora ^

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Studio-by-the-Stream 2015 ^

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Steve playing flute at Awakenings, Burton-upon-Trent, 2014 ^

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Hand percussion ^

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Randoms ^

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:02 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice stuff.

My djembes, congas, cajones and assorted asian drums are now occupying two rooms in my house........ wife is going bonkers Rolling Eyes

My favourite is probably the Remo asonga, which is now unavailable, a bit like an Ngomo drum. The tone and sound from it is astounding.

My other favourite thing is a highly delicate, but beautiful sounding african balafon

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You should hear this thing, utterly beautiful hand made instrument.

I am going to have to stop buying drums and percussion........... maybe.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:43 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

It's impossible! For me, this is an addiction...

Nice balafon, by the way. I have a Kenyan one.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:40 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

New oud:

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