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Doumbek / Darbuka => Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons => Topic started by: Wad-Al-Kurashi on May 14, 2015, 04:20:17 PM

Title: Is it easy to find replacement parts?
Post by: Wad-Al-Kurashi on May 14, 2015, 04:20:17 PM
I am just starting out with these instruments and yesterday I went to a shop where I liked Pearl Darbuka, but it was so expensive yet I am really interested, so I just want to know whether replacements part are easily found or not?
Title: Re: Is it easy to find replacement parts?
Post by: hylian_shieldmaiden on May 14, 2015, 11:16:41 PM
Generally speaking, you won't really need to buy replacement parts for a darbuka/doumbek/durbakke very often (if ever). Especially for the metal ones with the synthetic heads, they're a very durable instrument, and the heads are probably the only part you might have to replace. Having said that, it's pretty easy these days to buy replacement heads for them, especially online (Arab Instruments carries them ;) ).