We do not like tinny sharp tones, so we use the thickest hides to give a rich, strong hearty bass. We offer the hide in a natural tan colour, walnut dyed or other colours upon request (no extra charge), with painted frames of various colours or simple natural wood. Our drums come in a wide range of sizes to meet the needs of our customers. If you aren’t sure which drum you want, try cutting out a cardboard circle to help imagine the sizing.
The Powwow Drums in these pictures are just ideas/examples of the drums you can order. We enjoy building custom drums (no extra charge btw). You can choose natural hide or dyed (any colour) and also the design of colour on cedar wood frame. We always have a bunch of Drums of each size in stock BUT a custom order takes about 2 weeks for us to make. We have a lots of drum frames in stock so when we receive an order all we have to do is soak the hide, colour the frame and pull your drum. When processing your check out please let me know in the comment section what you would like your drum to look like. OR feel free to send me a personal email and we can talk about it: [email protected]. Please check out our Facebook page for TONS of drum colour ideas https://www.facebook.com/tribalspiritmusic
Care of your drum!!!
KEEP YOUR DRUM AWAY FROM THE FIRE OR OTHER HEAT SOURCES!! Our drums do NOT need to be heated up in order to play them….our drums are guaranteed if you find that your drum is flat all the time, call us and we will replace your drum. You do not need to heat up our drums before playing them. The best way to protect your drum is to apply bear grease twice a year. Applying bear grease will keep your drum flexible and both resist changes in humidity and prevent against cracking. Hides will dry out over time (just like our skin would) but bear grease is a traditional moisturizer that has been used for ages. The ideal place to store your drum is wrapped up in a blanket with a piece of leather covering the surface of each side of the drum (please visit our leather page) Traditionally drums are put away and allowed to rest between times when we need them. IF you insist on displaying your drum, place it in an area of the house which has little direct heat. (direct sunlight, radiator, fire place etc all bad) AND USE BEAR GREASE twice a year!! : )
Feel free to contact us if you have other questions about the care of your drum.