Zaza Percussion - Professional Quality Nut and Bolt Dholak Drum - hand Made Indian - Dark Color

$194.00

The dholak is one of the most widely used drums in Indian folk music and has secured a permanent place in most recording and broadcast settings. It is used in...
Description

The dholak is one of the most widely used drums in Indian folk music and has secured a permanent place in most recording and broadcast settings. It is used in various music genres, from dance music such as bhangra and garba to devotional bhajans and keertans. The dholak is a double-headed drum with a bass head on one side and a treble head on the other. 

Two-headed wooden dholak drum that is shaped like a barrel with a tenor and bass head. Drum is held horizontally and played on both sides. Heads are held in place and tuned by nuts and bolts. Nuts can be tuned with a standard wrench, included.

In India, these extremely popular percussion instruments are commonly used in folk music and during marriage ceremonies. Made in New Delhi by skilled craftsmen.

Heads: Drum heads are made from goatskin. The dholak's higher-pitched tenor head is a simple membrane, 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. Both heads are tucked in a wooden hoop.

Tuning: 8 nuts and bolts

Please Note: These drums are handmade and each one is unique so the drums and drum heads will vary in size.

Features & Details
Measurements**: Dholak size - 17 inches, bass - 10 inches, treble - 8 inches
Packing**: 1 dholak, carry bag, spanner,  both side skins
Handmade**: Crafted from high-quality hand-beaten acoustic materials, suitable for intermediate to professional-level players
Weight: 5 kg/12 LBS