Percussion Plus Slap djembe – 8 inch diameter, 40cm high – mechanically tuned
£48.00 (inc VAT)
Age 5 - 18+
- Instruments 1
- Players 1
- L 20cm x W 20cm x H 40cm
- Stock: 137
- Superior mechanically tuned slap djembes
- Durable synthetic drum heads with tactile playing surface
- Easily tune your djembe with the tuning wrench (included)
- Protective rubber tips on tuning lugs
- Non-slip rubber bottom
- Booming, loud bass tones and whip-crack highs
This is the smallest drum in the mechanically tuned Slap djembe range – it’s 40cm high and has an 8 inch diameter playing head and a carrying strap. It’s suitable for players up to around age 11 years.
The drum shell and skin are synthetic and the skin is stretched using a modern bolt tensioning system. The djembe can be easily tuned using the wrench provided, and damaged drumheads can be quickly and inexpensively replaced.
The djembe produces great high and low tones. The drum is light-weight, it makes a very good sound and it will last for years.
Slap Djembes are easy to play, transport, and they make a great sound. They’re attractively designed and are manufactured from modern synthetic materials, making them very reliable and great value.
All Slap djembes have an innovative ‘how to play’ guide printed on the drum skin. The printed graphic offers suggested hand positions for the three main tones used in djembe playing: slap, tone, and bass. This can be a very helpful reminder to players and for the teacher means more time can be spent on other things. As with all types of djembe, after you hit the skin, let your hand bounce back allowing the sound to ring out.
The Bass – the best sound is achieved in the centre of the drum. Keep your palm flat and stiff and strike the drum with a bouncing motion.
The Tone – straighten all your fingers at the same time. Think of your hand as a straight extension of your arm, and you should get a solid ‘thud’ sound.
The Slap – this stroke can be played in the same position as the tone, the difference is that one relaxes the hand and arm to hit the drum with a slap-like motion. Spreading your fingers out slightly when they strike the djembe helps create a crisp clear sound.
The minimum warranty / manufacturers guarantee for products sold on this site us for a period of one year. Many products have a longer warranty period and this will be stated on the page where such products are advertised.
If the goods you receive are faulty please return them to us in their original condition within 30 days and we will either repair or replace them, or refund the cost of the goods. If the goods you receive are not what you ordered, please return them to us in their original condition within 14 days and we will either replace them with the goods you ordered, or refund the cost of the goods and carriage.
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:
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.
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.
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