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Darbuka Doumbek - FAQ

Darbuka Doumbek - FAQ

How To Choose Right Size of Darbuka

How To Choose The Best Darbuka

There are 4 basic sizes of Egyptian Darbuka drums:

Darbuka Size
  • The 17” Classic Egyptian Darbuka

This is the most popular Darbuka size, and the best to start with for beginners.

Since this is the smallest size available, it is ideal for traveling. Comes with a carrying case, extra synthetic skin and tuning key.

Skin diameter is 8.75” (22 cm). Weight is approx 8.5 lbs. (3.85 Kg)

** This size is available in Mother Of Pearl, as a beautiful work of art, and also in METAL option, for the classic, rustic style. Just choose your favorite color: copper, gold or black.

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Sound Demo Metal 

Sound Demo Mother Of Peral 

 

  • The 17.5” New Generation Darbuka

Very similar to the classic size, only a bit taller, with a larger head diameter and a wider bottom diameter as well, for a deeper sound.

This is an improved, modern version of Egyptian Darbukas, available only in Mother Of Pearl, with original hand-made designs - Truly a work of art. This model is highly durable, and comes with a padded carrying case, extra synthetic skin and a tuning key.

Skin diameter is 8.75” (22cm). Weight is approx 9.5 lbs. (4.30 Kg).

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 Sound Demo

 

  • The 18.5” Sombaty Darbuka

This model provides a fuller range of sound, with a deep base and better projection overall. Great for performing soloists, as well as accompanying drummers. Comes with an extra synthetic skin, tuning key and a premium padded case.

Skin size is 9” (23 cm). Weight is approx 13 lbs (5.9 Kg).

** The Sombaty is available in Mother Of Pearl, as a beautiful work of art, and also in 18” METAL option, for the classic, rustic style. Just choose your favorite color: copper, gold or black.

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  • The 19” Dohola Darbuka

The largest Egyptian Darbuka, for maximum strength of sound projection and the strongest base, mainly used as an accompanying drum. The Dohola is ideal for performers in large events, concerts and recordings. Comes with an extra synthetic skin, tuning key and a premium padded case. Skin size is 10” (25 cm). Weight is approx 15 lbs (6.8 Kg). Just choose your favorite color: copper, gold or black.

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