Thomann NN32 Djembe

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Djembe

  • Head diameter: 32 cm
  • Height: approx. 62 cm
  • Handmade in the Ivory Coast
  • With natural drum head and adjustable rope tuning
  • Very good value for money

Note: As the individual carvings are made by hand, these can vary slightly

available since January 2000
Item number 141146
sales unit 1 piece(s)
string tension Yes
Diameter in cm 32 cm
Height in cm 62 cm
Material Wood
$129
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True craftsmanship from West Africa

The djembe belongs to the category of goblet drums and has its origins in West African culture. Traditionally crafted djembes consist of a hollowed-out tree trunk and have a goblet-like shape. They are primarily equipped with a natural skin, which is stretched over the body and also tuned using special lacing. The Thomann NN32 Djembe meets all the criteria mentioned for a traditional Djembe and is handcrafted in the African state of Ivory Coast from golden-brown Iroko wood. It is 62 cm in height and has a skin diameter of 32 cm. Thanks to the seamless manufacturing process of a single wooden trunk and the individual carvings on the base, every Thomann Djembe is truly unique.

Bass, open tone, slaps, and more

The sound of a djembe results from the wood used, the shape of the body, the drum skin, and the skin tension. Djembes are played with the bare hands, whereby a wide range of sounds can be coaxed out of the instrument using different hand tensions and striking areas - from deep, powerful basses in the middle of the skin and more open sounds on the edge to short, piercing slaps with a whip-like movement also played at the edge of the drum. You can play a djembe either while sitting or standing, and in the latter case, the instrument is often hung around the upper body with a cloth or a strap. When playing in a seated position, it is important to tilt the djembe slightly forward so that the bass sounds are released through the lower opening.

High quality at a low price

With its elaborate craftsmanship and natural, sustainable materials, the Thomann NN32 Djembe offers excellent value for money. It is therefore not only highly recommended for ambitious musicians and professional percussionists, but also for quality-conscious beginners who want to get to know this instrument first and discover their first rhythms. With the Thomann NN32 Djembe, you can of course later play more difficult techniques such as gentle taps with the fingertips, double hits (flams), trills, and small rolls in addition to the basic beats. It should be noted that humidity and ambient temperature can affect the tension of the natural skin and thus the djembe’s sound.

About Thomann percussion instruments

In addition to products from more renowned companies, Thomann now also dedicates a large proportion of its range to instruments that bear the store’s own brand name and are manufactured by well-known and long-established companies. These include percussion instruments – from shakers and cajons through to handpans and drums authentically made in Africa – that offer an unbeatable price-performance ratio and are the perfect choice for students, beginners, and many others. These are characterised by features and materials normally found at much higher price points as well as by a thoroughly convincing sound.

Solo or in a group

The Thomann NN32 Djembe can be used purely as a solo instrument to calmly go on a rhythmic journey of discovery or to take a drumming course. Once you have become familiar with the basics of the instrument, it is of course also ideal for use in a band or in a fixed percussion ensemble. If you are looking for a really interesting and uncomplicated experience without any pressure to perform, you can join a so-called drum circle. These often colourful assortments of players play together to transform initial sonic chaos into increasingly musical rhythms. Those who want to expand the sound possibilities of the djembe can also equip it with a special rattle plate (kessing), which creates a snare drum effect while playing.

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Great entry to the world of Djembe
Gary H 22.04.2020
I had never played djembe before, a drumkit is not an option but I needed something to channel my rhythm through and to keep my timing consistent. This ticks all the boxes. I recommend this for someone who's not going to take djembe-ing seriously but even still, I would research thoroughly before purchasing a djembe. If you're seeking good sound while maintaining affordability then maybe spend the little extra on a factory made djembe. I find this one lacks in the clean, crisp, high sound quality but is all there when it comes to the feel and size as it's 100% handmade and true to African tradition. To get an amazing sounding, hand crafted djembe is pricey. If that's what you want and your goal is to feature djembe on recordings then I'd say keep saving and go for a higher quality djembe with a cow hide skin, this one ships with a goat skin.
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Amazing sound ... should actually cost €500 or more
TomACS 09.05.2020
I was stunned at the build quality of this 100% natural hand-made item from the Ivory Coast. The original quality control tab from the workshop was still attached. The sound is wonderful. Want bass? Lift the Djembe up off the floor. Tight sound? Leave it on the ground. I haven't had so much fun with a purchase in a long time. HIGHLY recommended. But seriously, they should pay the Ivorians more to make these. :)
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Jiang 12.12.2017
The first is its sound particularly perfect, did not think such a low price can buy such a high quality product, can be comparable to all kinds of big brands.
The second was Thomann's service which made me particularly satisfied because the first purchase was overpacked and the goods were damaged. After contacting Thomann's staff they sent me one more, which made me feel like Thomann took the customer real Become a god.
Thank you Thomann, thank you Thomann's staff.
With my highest respect!
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An honest product
Stefaaan 06.05.2020
The drum is well made (with the exception of a small crack - 2 cm - in the wood from a small stump (I don't think or hope it will be a problem).
The received drum has a diameter of 30 cm.
I had to tune it a little, so it sounded better - the drum does not sound the same as on the site. Sounds a little ringing, but for beginners it's ok. The bass is quite strong.
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