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Remo DJ-0016-05 Mondo Djembe Drum - Earth, 16"
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- Remo Djembe Drums are the most popular of all of their World Percussion instruments
- Key-tuned Remo djembes are as widely used by touring professionals as they are in drum circles
- The high slaps and deep bass tones from all Remo Djembes are from the Skyndeep Fiberskyn drumhead and Acousticon shell
- Features 8 lugs and an Earth-pattern Fabfurnish covering
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- Ideal for all styles of drumming
- Sizes - 10", 12", 14" and 16"
- Acousticon shell and a Mondo Skyndeep drumhead
- Full-range tuning with rich, warm bass and well-defined slap tones
Remo Key-Tuned FiberSkyn Djembe, Standard Earth, 16 Inch
The most user friendly djembe worldwide
Remo's key-tuned djembe have had great success as the most user friendly djembe in the world. With features like portability, tunability, durability, and playability it's no wonder why it is the choice for thousands and thousands of professional and recreational drummers for years.
Remo D Belli was a percussion pioneer. In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic Mylar drumheads, today’s industry standard. For over 60 years, Remo, Inc. has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. Ultimately, when it comes to our expertise as a drumhead manufacturer, nothing can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo Drumheads provide.
The Remo story began after WWII, when experiments were being made with Mylar, a polyester film made by DuPont. At that time, Mylar was used during the war as a heat resistant film for nighttime reconnaissance flights. The unusually durable, inexpensive, weather resistant material that provided previously unattainable pitch, tone and consistency intrigued Remo D Belli, an already successful professional drummer. Remo began his legacy with the Weatherking drumheads, the first commercially successful synthetic drumhead design.
Throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Remo continued to innovate and became the world’s drumhead specialist in virtually every category from percussionists and orchestral timpanists to drum corps, jazz, blues and rock. Technical innovation never before imagined in drumheads reached new heights, thanks to new laminations, processes and coatings found in other Remo firsts such as Controlled Sound , Pinstripe, Smooth White , Powerstroke, Fiberskyn, Suede, Renaissance, Nuskyn, Skyndeep and Comfort Sound Technology . Understanding how drumheads should be designed, and how they should ultimately sound, soon became our foundation for other applications such as Drumset, Marching, Concert, Recreational, Health & Wellness and World Percussion. In 1983, Remo launched the World Percussion product line using Acousticon Shells, a 100% recycled wood fiber. The result was more than a revolution in lightweight, durable, great sounding drums. It marked a seismic shift in the availability of a broad range of ethnic drums for the recreational and professional applications, and helped create the global community of drummers today.
Anyone who has experienced a drum circle, jam or performance knows the transformative effect of rhythm. It moves, inspires and thrills. From street corners, parks, beaches, community centers, wellness centers, concerts and schools, drums are tools that connect us on a deep rhythmic level. Drumming is an interactive community tool that promotes wellbeing and life enhancement. At Remo, we are committed to ensuring that everyone has a chance to revel in this activity. Through our ongoing efforts, the professional, the enthusiast, the children, the elderly, the at-risk, and those with disabilities are brought the joy of drumming.
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Remo Djembe Drums are the most popular of all of their World Percussion instruments. Key-tuned Remo djembes are as widely used by touring professionals as they are in drum circles. The high slaps and deep bass tones from all Remo Djembes are from the Skyndeep Fiberskyn drumhead and Acousticon shell. This 14-inch model features 8 lugs and an Earth-pattern Fabfurnish covering.
Top customer reviews
The height is right about right for when I am sitting down, and it is relatively lightweight. I would consider the size probably roughly what you might expect to be appropriate for an adult woman or smaller-framed man.
The Earth finish is not that rough -- just quite mildly, moreso than I had imagined -- but I still would not recommend playing an Earth finish drum with yoga pants or other more delicate materials. Jeans work well. One thing the Earth finish does help with, though, is reducing slippage from pant materials.
I find that this drum is best enjoyed unmuted, which means that you'll want to have a stand OR rest the drum, slightly lifted between the legs. I have also gotten it to work decently on its side, with me kneeled over it. I find the best bass and resonance / reverberations to come when I have it rest in my lap, though.
We have a tall-ish toddler daughter who will be two in February, and she enjoys trying to play this one with me, even when it's upright. (It's a bit on the high side for her right now, but that could be remedied with a seat / chair for her). She likes to climb on it when I have it on its side. She weighs about 25-28 lbs, I think. So far so good, although I try to supervise her around it, so that she hopefully would not damage it much over time.
I do not know how the SKYNDEEP (R) drumheads compare to natural ones. So far, it's worked fine for us. Seems pretty durable.
In terms of the sounds, I will say: this drum has -- in my opinion -- nice bass, when not muffled / muted, and really noticeable slaps in general. The tones become a bit subdued / muted when the bass is. I personally like the sounds ok. Our drum arrived tuned, which I suspect to be the norm.
Incidentally, from what I can tell, this drum appears to be US-made.
We are enjoying it. It seems well-made, and I'm glad I won't have to worry so much about water damage outside. I think this will be a good drum to learn on.
I have not tried tuning the drum or changing anything yet. At this point, I'm just trying to get down the three basic sounds and work on drumming beat patterns. And with that, our daughter is playing the drum again, so this about wraps up my review. = )
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