This is a Nigerian Pinwheel Drum. It is traditionally used during the wedding
ceremonies of the legendary Pinhead tribe. During the ceremony
the wedding guests place these drums atop their heads, get them
spinning and play the drum solo from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. The
fact that it looks just like a Nigerian Sakara drum whose rim
is weaved of sticks and has a clay ring mounted underneath is purely coincidental. ;-)
These conga drums were the find of the year! Underneath loads of grime
and tarnish and Puerto Rico stickers were a matching pair of LP Classic Congas. LP's best conga drums. The steel-reinforced
fiberglass is so thick and heavy they make wooden congas seem
like feathers in comparison! These were LP's Bicentennial Edition Congas, built in 1976 and they sound absolutely gorgeous!
Below is a picture of how these drums look today after I spent time removing
stickers, touching up paint and polishing fiberglass and chrome.
Here is the largest of my tongue drums. It is 9" tall and 29" wide. It uses random tuning and has a very deep and percussive
Here is a nice, big, silver frame drum. Everybody say, "OOOOooooh!!!"
I built this "Drum Circle Cajon" so that a person could sit at it comfortably and play the top.
12"x12"x24" All birch construction.