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Doumbek / Darbuka => Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons => Topic started by: Bappi on December 21, 2015, 08:38:55 AM

Title: Tips for buying The Best Darbuka
Post by: Bappi on December 21, 2015, 08:38:55 AM
Want a new darbuka with a massive overall performance? Read some tips. It's only for you guys  ;)

Buying The Darbuka from a known maker, who is well versed with its aesthetic qualities and its importance, can help you a lot in your quest. None but an experienced darbuka maker would be able to give it a proper shape. This is why you should treat this issue carefully. For example, the darbukas that are crafted in the hands of Gawharet El Fan have their own specialties that you would never find in any other darbuka. But before buying that particular darbuka, you should check the signature that is engraved in them for helping you to distinguish them. Make sure that the signature is a real one and not a fake. You can find these darbukas in without making a diligent search.
Title: Re: Tips for buying The Best Darbuka
Post by: googly on January 02, 2016, 01:09:11 PM
before buying some you have to decide what drums do you use. from my side i will tell you, for most live shows i play the 10" soloist weighted Remo.If it is more of a concert setting than a noisy bar environment i will use my ceramic darbuka and dohola made by Descarga Percussion.
My frame drums are a 20" Cooperman Tar and a 16" Tar from Emin.This small and humble collection of drums has seen concert halls, live radio performances, traveled around the world and featured on many a CD. You don't need 300 drums, you just need a few really nice ones. In the beginning of your rhythmic journey you just need a nice, inexpensive yet inspiring, well made one!
Title: Re: Tips for buying The Best Darbuka
Post by: riaz on January 03, 2016, 12:17:50 PM
Choosing the darbuka is as important as learning its secret tips or playing it with utmost dexterity. A little negligence can lead to a disaster literally, as the notes and the sound vary widely depending on its type. For example, the sound of Turkish Darbuka will be drastically different from that of an Arabian darbuka. Which is why most of the musicians give utmost attention to details while selecting The Darbuka. Before you start searching for the darbuka you want, you should do everything possible to make sure that it should suit your requirement and budget properly.
Title: Re: Tips for buying The Best Darbuka
Post by: Jimmy on January 06, 2016, 01:11:04 PM
Take a look at this video from It may help you either.