We are thrilled to introduce Buffalo Hide Hand Drum Kits to our collection.
Now, these drum kits come with a warning: They are NOT intended for beginners. Buffalo hide is much thicker and requires strong arms and fingers to properly pull a buffalo hide drum. But if your consider yourself strong or have a friend to help you should be fine. If you feel like you don’t have a strong arm, you should start with a deer drum kit.
Each kit includes a buffalo rawhide circle which is big enough to wrap all the way over the side of the back of the drum (this makes a drum that has a longer life and has less problems with humidity), holes punched, extra strong lacing to handle the strength of buffalo with enough to weave a handle, an over built white ash hoop (we make a white ash hoops designed specifically for buffalo drums, thicker and deeper again to handle the strength of buffalo hide) AND a drum stick kit.
We are offering 4 different sizes:
12″ Buffalo is a small drum that has an intense tighter tone. This drum is most popular for sweat lodge, but is also a loud drum, for its size, if you need a small travelling drum.
14″ Buffalo is a versatile drum, great for both sweat lodge but also has a very nice tone.
15″ Buffalo is starting to get louder and more powerful. Give a great boom, rich tone and still not too heavy on the arm. If you want a big boom but are not too strong then go for a 15″.
17″ Buffalo is our big boomer. Our favourite of all our drums. Big huge boom, loudest drum at the circle, but it is a little heavy….you need a strong arm to play a 17″ buffalo for an evening.