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Hasan

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Where can i fix my darbuka?
« on: May 19, 2015, 02:39:00 AM »
I need your help guys.
I have a ceramic darbuka with fish skin which has been torn.
Where can i find anywhere in the US place who fix ceramic darbuka?

I didn't find any website / shop who offers fix darbuka services.
Any darbuka workshops that you can recommend?

Best regards
Hasan



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Re: Where can i fix my darbuka?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 11:49:51 AM »
A quick Google search shows me this website that does repairs http://www.drumdr.com/doumbek-repair.html I've never used this site, so
I don't know how good they are.

Arab Instruments carries goat skins, but not fish skins, if you wanted to replace it yourself. There are probably other websites around where you could get fish skin if you wanted to replace it yourself using fish skin.

Back when my dad was still living at home in Lebanon, he would sometimes buy his fish skins from a professional durbakke player named Sitrak (I think my dad said Sitrak used to play for Fairuz), and then my dad would replace the fish skins himself.

Hasan

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Re: Where can i fix my darbuka?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 04:05:45 PM »
Thanks  hylian_shieldmaiden

Sorry about your dad  :-[

I think i have contacted this company before "dr drum" but  i didn't get any answer.

Let's wait maybe some other members here will give some feedback on this.

Thannks for your help

P.S
If you have a video of yourself playing the darbuka i love to see it  ;D

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Re: Where can i fix my darbuka?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 11:10:59 PM »
I think I may have been a bit unclear about my dad. He used to buy skins from Sitrak when he was still living in Lebanon, before he left Lebanon to live here in Canada (this all happened before he met my mom and got married). My dad is still alive ^_^;

I don't have any videos of myself playing durbakke, but I do have 2 audio recordings. They're not so good, because they're a little old, and I get nervous when I record myself, and I have permanent wrist problems that give me trouble with the durbakke. The durbakkes weren't the main focus in these recordings, they were just a simple background beat.

This one is for a Christmas contest I entered on a different music forum I use https://soundcloud.com/hylian-shieldmaiden/little-drummer-boy-on-ocarina

And this one is some music from a video game I like, recorded just for fun :) https://soundcloud.com/hylian-shieldmaiden/stone-tower-temple

Hasan

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Re: Where can i fix my darbuka?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2015, 01:28:58 AM »
Ohh
Very sorry for my mistake  :-[
You are playing great! hope you will make sone video soon , so all of us will be watch you a live  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Where can i fix my darbuka?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 12:31:39 PM »
Don't worry about it :)

Thank you for the compliments!

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Re: Where can i fix my darbuka?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 10:59:10 AM »
Maybe somebody is offering his/her services on the Internet near you're location?

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Re: Where can i fix my darbuka?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2015, 10:02:05 PM »

I think i have contacted this company before "dr drum" but  i didn't get any answer.


Greetings Hasan,

I'm pretty sure you never contacted me, because I very diligently respond to all queries.  It may be that you contacted someone else.  If you still need help, please do contact me at my email (drtom@drumdr.com) or visit my website at www.drumdr.com, where you will find my phone number or you can fill out a contact form.  I would love to skin you drum!

By the way, fish skin is very hard to get a hold of in the US these days, so if anyone out there has access to some or knows of someone who does, please let me know.  In my opinion, fish skin is the best for doumbeks/darbukas.

drtom