Now here we have a modest assortment of small instruments. At the lower
left of the picture is a mini-rainstick (A drizzle-stick?) which
sounds great when used as a shaker. Above that is a mini-conga
drum made by Meinl of German. The box drum in the upper right
has 4 tongues which were all tuned to specific pitches. It sounds
incredible! Play any 2 'tongues' at a time and they form a chord! Last is the
Nigerian shakere with the beautiful rainbow-colored beads.
is an Egyptian doumbek I found in Seattle. It is a bit taller and wider than most mosaic Egyptian doumbeks I've owned so it
has a deeper bass tone. It is made of cast aluminum with a synthetic head. The inside of the drum is finished with white enamel.
One of my most beautiful drums, here is a closeup of the mosaic work.
This has got to be the weirdest and one
of the most fun drums I've ever come across.
Remo calls it a "Spring Drum"...named for the spring which hangs from its bottom head. When you shake this thing it sounds like a huge gong is sounding. If the spring should hit or even touch
an object it lets forth an explosive reverberating
sound. A very strange and wonderful drum.
Here is an African djun djun so small it should be called a 'djunette'
or a 'djunino'. I tie this drum and the brekete drum to my large African djun djun to make a rustic drum set of sorts. I'm
weird like that.
Here is the Roland Handsonic. The ultimate died-and-gone-to-heaven drum machine. You play its gazillion different sounds
by slapping 15 different zones on the rubber hand pad. You can also trigger sounds by passing your hand over the
unit. A very cool instrument.