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Doumbek / Darbuka => Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons => Topic started by: drtom on January 24, 2018, 09:48:09 PM

Title: Darbuka Restoration
Post by: drtom on January 24, 2018, 09:48:09 PM
Never give up on your darbuka.  There's always hope for your old friend.

(http://www.drumdr.com/Images/copperDarbuka2.gif)
Title: Re: Darbuka Restoration
Post by: dHuGo on March 19, 2018, 02:44:15 PM
Nice! - I see a lot of copper. What's your opinion on copper instead of aluminium?!
Title: Re: Darbuka Restoration
Post by: drtom on March 19, 2018, 03:23:44 PM
Nice! - I see a lot of copper. What's your opinion on copper instead of aluminium?!

While spun aluminum has its advantages (lighter, cheaper, and corrosion resistant), I prefer the "warmer" sound of copper.  This preference is subjective, but I think most people would probably agree.
Title: Re: Darbuka Restoration
Post by: dHuGo on March 19, 2018, 06:52:02 PM
Yes, some years ago, when I first looked for an egypt-style drum, I tried it on a Meinl made of copper. It was really great to me! -  The only minus was a huge gap beside the head. I feeled not comfortable with, because I like a fat contact at my wrists and the body.