Pack of 5 X 40cm Standard Djembe

A pack of 5 standard-setting 40cm plain djembes, each with 7-8" diameter playing heads. The 5 djembe pack is the best value way to add djembes to your collection as there's extra discount built into the price. Single djembes also available - go to www.drumsforschools.co.uk/drums-standard-djembe-c-125_54.html

2+ Years
CodeRRPEdu Price
V-dj40s5 £223.92   £156.74

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More about the Pack of 5 X 40cm Standard Djembe

This is the 40cm (16") size and has a playing head diameter of between 8 and 9 inches. It's a good size for most children up to 10 or 11 years old. Children with bigger hands will do better with the standard 50cm size.

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What goes well with the Pack of 5 X 40cm Standard Djembe

Sounds good with bigger djembes and the all-powerful dundun.

How the Pack of 5 X 40cm Standard Djembe is made

These are our standard-setting "standard" djembes. We use top quality materials to produce drums that are designed to last for years and years of regular playing. Perfect for schools, drumming circles and individuals.

How to look after the Pack of 5 X 40cm Standard Djembe

Be careful to keep away from heat sources (too much heat can make the wood dry out and can cause craccks) and damp (will cause the skin to go slack and this will make the pitch of the drum go down and become rather boomy). It's a good idea to apply a little clear vegetable oil to the wood from time to time (every few months) as this will nourish the wood. If the drums are used regularly the skins will take all the oil they need from the players' hands. If the pitch of the drum goes down over time then there are three ways of tightening it to recover the pitch. The easiest is to warm the skin by rubbing with the hands, by putting the drum in the sun or by using a hair dryer (but use this sparingly and at a distance so as not to over-tighten). Alternatively you can use the wooden wedges supplied with each drum - insert them under the strings and push them in and down the drum. This will tighten the strings and stretch the skin. The third method is more difficult but it's the way the master drummers do it - see the very useful link http://www.hawkdancing.com/Wooddrum/tuningadjembe.html