The Internal Tuned Soloist Doumbeks feature a Metalized™ finish, Acousticon® drum shells and color coordinated Clear Tone drumheads, a newly developed transparent, smooth, graphic drumhead, giving these drums great sound, enhanced comfort, and exceptional style.
Remo Doumbeks with Ergo-Drum System™ are endorsed by world renowned drummer Issam Houshan. The Internal Tuned Soloist Doumbeks are ideal for all educational programs and professional tours. The sleek contoured ERGO-DRUM SYSTEM, emanating from a traditional Middle Eastern design, is an ergonomically designed counter hoop and bearing edge with recessed tuning that improves the way your hands and your entire body feel while playing the drum and is robust enough to survive any outdoor drumming activity, educational program or professional tour schedule.
The doumbek (also known as goblet drum, chalice drum or darbuka) is a hand drum with a goblet shape used mostly in the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe and is related by its shape and tone to the djembe drum. Doumbeks are generally smaller and higher in tone than djembes.
Traditional doumbek shells are made from metal, clay, or fired ceramic. Remo’s new doumbek shell fuses the hardness of a ceramic bearing edge with the warmth of a baked clay drum shell into one using Acousticon® drum shell material which is lightweight and durable.
Doumbecks are used creatively for many kinds of music in addition to Middle Eastern music. The thin, responsive drumhead and resonance of a doumbeck help it produce a distinctively crisp sound. Traditionally, doumbecks may be made of clay, metal, or wood. Modern doumbecks are also sometimes made of synthetic materials, including Acousticon by REMO.
REMO Acousticon Doumbeck Shells
REMO Doumbecks are based on the same traditional doumbeck tone and form combined with their modern advances, particularly the REMO Acousticon® drum shell made in the USA. Remo’s proprietary Acousticon® is an environmentally friendly shell material made with 100% recycled wood fibers. Acousticon shells have all of the tone and resonance of solid wood shells but are much lighter (more portable!) and less expensive to manufacture. This results in a great-sounding and durable drum that in a wide and dramatic variety of Metalized, Designers Touch and Fabric finishes, looks as dramatic as it sounds and sounds better than it costs!
Remo Doumbeck Drum Heads vs. Animal Hide Heads
The main business of REMO is making DRUMHEADS. Remo first found great success in making drumheads for acoustic drums, replacing calfskin with highly-specialized polyester film materials that well emulated the warm tone and easy response of calfskin while being far more durable and also, immune to fluctuations of the pitch and tone of the drumhead caused by temperature and humidity of changes in the weather.
In the 1980s, REMO began applying this technology to the making of drumheads for world percussion instruments. As they accomplished with drum set heads, REMO has dramatically succeeded in creating authentic-sounding, weatherproof and extremely durable drumheads for doumbecks, djembes and other drums.
Remo MONDO™ SKYNDEEP™ drumheads
In 1992, the MONDO™ drumhead (Italian for “world”) introduced a new era of innovative drumhead manufacturing, increasing the possibilities for Remo World Percussion. This development provided a pre-shaped drumhead, specific to the new Remo drums that allowed for easy tuning and replacement while creating a very natural and traditional sound. Then later creating the SKYNDEEP™ drumheads for djembes, congas and bongos, REMO had a drumhead that precisely replicated the look and the feel of real animal hide heads, bringing a completely authentic playing experience to their expanding series of world percussion drums.
SKYNDEEP™ Graphic drumheads are featured on many REMO doumbecks and are decorative drumheads that are made using a proprietary ink embedding process, embedding unique designs into the head while maintaining the integrity of a great sounding drumhead with warm, crisp and vibrant tones. In other words, the REMO SKYNDEEP™ Graphic drumheads sound fantastic and look really cool, too!
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