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Product Code: IG-badr50

Balinese Drum – 50cm

£197.00 exc VAT

£236.40 inc VAT

Age 4 - 18+

  • Instruments 1
  • Players 1
  • H 50cm
  • Stock: 1
Quantity Discount (%) Price (exc VAT)
1 - 2 £197.00
3 - 4 5 % £187.15
5 - 9 10 % £177.30
10+ 15 % £167.45

The ‘Balinese Drum – 50cm’ is our smallest Kendhang drum. It is of traditional design and has the characteristic double-ended, gently tapered shape to generate two types of tone. It is usually used in religious ceremonies as well as being an integral part of the Gamelan orchestra.

The EAN of this product is 5060344030632

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  • This is a product image of the Balinese Drum - 50cm. It is laid horizontally from small head to large head, with the beater laid on top. It is made of dark wood and has leather straps running back and forth around the length of the shell to hold the drum heads tight in place.

Product Information

How to Play

The drum is usually played on its side, resting in the player’s lap. It can be tuned very easily by sliding up the knots in the leather stringing to add tension, then released off again after a performance. It can be played with a wooden beater in one hand and with the palm and finger tips of the other, or with both hands.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

Good quality with a nice deep tone.

Penelope Morton