PP6651 - Percussion Plus Slap Djembes - rope tuned 8 inch (head)

Percussion Plus Slap Djembes - rope tuned ~ 8 inch (head)

Product code: PP6651

RRP £49.00 (inc. VAT)

Key product features

  • Superior rope tuned slap djembes
  • Synthetic drum heads with screen-printed surface
  • Pre-stretched double strung nylon rope tuning
  • Sarong wrapped head ring
  • Heat sealed cotton cloth exterior
  • Booming, loud bass tones and whip-crack highs
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Superior rope tuned slap djembes

Durable polyester heads with tactile playing surface for authentic feel.
Pre-stretched nylon rope tuning
Sarong wrapped head ring
Double stringing means that the tuning is very stable

Great drums for all djembe players. Slap djembes are robust and lightweight, so they are simple to transport and carry around. They are weatherproof, making them great for outdoor use.

How to play

The design on the drum head shows where the hand should strike the drum in order to obtain a fabulous variety of tones, from punchy bass to cracking highs. When you hit the skin, let your hand bounce back allowing the sound to ring.

The slap
Played around the edge of the drum. Relax your hand and arm, and hit the drum with a slap-like motion. Spread your fingers out slightly when they strike the edge of the djembe.

The tone
Straighten all your fingers so they strike the drum head flat at the same time. Aim to strike the drum so that the joint where your fingers join your hand (at the first knuckle) is at the rim of the drum. Think of your hand as a straight extension of your arm, and you should get a solid 'thud' sound.

The bass
The best sound is achieved in the centre of the drum. Keep your palm flat and stiff and strike the drum firmly.


8" head x 40cm. Weight 1.4kg

10" head x 50cm. Weight 2.3kg

12" head x 60cm. Weight 3.6kg