Two-headed Mumbai Style wooden dholak drum shaped like a barrel featuring a tenor and bass head and a convenient handle. Heads are held in place using the integrated hook and bolt tuning system. Held horizontally, both heads are played with the hands.
In India, these extremely popular percussion instruments are commonly used in folk music and during marriage ceremonies.
The shells are manufactured in the northern Indian State of Uttar Pradesh from locally grown neem and Sheesham (Indian Rosewood). After transporting to Mumbai, the goatskin heads are fitted to the drum shells with nuts and bolts enabling very easy tuning. Nuts can be adjusted using the included standard wrench.
Actual instrument weight is approximately 12.1 lbs.
Made in India.
Please Note: These drums are handmade and each one is unique so the drums and drum heads will vary in size.
Item Specifications: Item Dimensions: 18" L x 10.5" H x 10.5" W
Playing Surface: Tenor: 6.5” and Bass: 9.25”
Body: Stained wooden shell with linear etching and 2 colorful bands wrapped around. Includes a hard plastic handle.
Heads: Drum heads are made from goatskin. The dholak's higher-pitched tenor head is a simple membrane with a metal ring stitched around the edge, while the bass head, usually played with the left hand, has a load inside that is a mixture of tar, clay and sand (dholak masala) which lowers the pitch and provides a well-defined tone. Includes a braid around the edge.