Black Bear drums are amazing drum…I can’t overstate this….crazy amazing drums. Bear Medicine We live in the Laurentian mountains north of montreal where we have a very healthy bear population. Each year local fish and game evaluates the numbers in the area and issue hunting permits. Local families hunt and eat bear. ALL of these bear were eaten. Our family are not hunters but we are very good gatherers. During the spring and fall bear hunt we gather these hides and then process them into rawhide. Black bear have a very rich deep tone with a bit of harmonics thrown in.
The 16” has a huge base tone that is so sweet. Very mellow yet formidable. Our 14” is a little tighter in tone but still rich. Both the 14” and 12” have been very successful in sweatlodge. Our 8” is for sure higher in tone but still quite sweet and carries the medicine of the bear. All of these drums are quite well greased and will not need applicaitons of bear grease.
We will only have these drums for a short period of time…enjoy!!