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Remo Doumbek

The doumbek, the most popular of the pan-Islamic drums, is most often constructed of pottery or metal, with heads made either of natural skins or synthetic materials. The instrument is usually played across the lap or upright for more power.

Remo offers both pretuned and tunable versions of its doumbek, in a wide variety of finishes. The tunable version reviewed here was fitted with Remo’s Renaissance RA plastic drum head, and displayed cave-paintinglike figures against a deep blue background with splashes of white.

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