Author Topic: Copper or aluminium darbuka?  (Read 13193 times)

ashiq mehedi

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Re: Which is best; Aluminium or Copper?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2016, 10:04:18 AM »
I think at some point the drum is a medium of expression, a tool to convey emotions or create interest. There is really no such thing as "better". There is only what you prefer for conveying your message.

I own aluminum doumbeks, clay tabla, brass darbukka, wood tonbaks. The true answer is to choose your tool based on the needs of your expression. That will help you either.


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Re: Copper or aluminium darbuka?
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2016, 08:32:38 PM »

This is how the copper darbuka sounds:

And this is how the aluminium one sounds:

Thank you, those sound samples are great. - But pay attention:
The aluminium darbuka (Meinl HE-114 8" x 14 1/2") comes with synthetic head - the other one, made of (Meinl HE-205 7 7/8" x 15 1/2"), is with goat skin.

That makes a difference too.