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Es: Caja, Tambor,  Fr: Tambour, De:  Trommel, kleine Trommel, Rührtrommel, Marschtrommel, Schnarrtrommel, Ar: Târ, Br: Taboulin, Ca: Tambor, Cs: Buben, Da: Tromme, Eo: Tamburo, Eu: Dambor, Gl: Tambor, It: Tamburo, Hu: Dob, Nl: Trommel, No: Tromme, Pl: Bęben, Pt: Tambor, Fi: Rumpu, Sv: Trumma, Tr: Davul
En: Hand Drum, Es: Tamboril, Fr: Tambourin, Eu: Tun-tun, De:  Handtrommel
     
   
     

Drums, along with other percussion instruments were probably among the earliest instruments. Percussion from drums, tabors and timbrels is one of the most distinctive features of medieval and renaissance music.

Drums have evolved slowly throughout the ages and one change that can clearly be seen is the different method of tensioning the skins between medieval and Renaissance drums.

The medieval drum is rope tensioned directly onto thick goat skin heads and has a single snare on the beaten head, whilst the Renaissance drum applies the rope tensioning through counter hoops which spread the forces enabling the use of thinner calf skin heads. The easier vibration of the thinner heads allows a triple snare to be used on the non-beaten head.

The renaissance long drum was developed for military use in the 15th Century from earlier medieval drums. Usually played by boys -considered too young to fight- these drums were used during battles as a means of signalling to soldiers where the main body of the army was fighting. The drum has a wooden shell with calf or goat skin drum heads at either end. Unlike modern military drums, which use screw tensioners, the skins on the renaissance long drum are tensioned (made slacker or tighter) by rope slides which pull the wooden hoops at each end towards each other and thus stretch the skins over the body of the drum.

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  Finished and Kit Medieval Drums  
  Finished and Kit Medieval Drums  

Our Drums are available in four versions: long or side, Medieval or Renaissance.

Two drumsticks turned to an historic pattern are supplied with each drum.

All of them have a laminated birch shell with traditional skin heads.

A brass belt hook sets the correct playing position for the drum.

Our Medieval Long Drum is 34cm diameter x 50cm long. The heads are goat skins tensioned by a system of hempen cord and sliding leather buffs. A single gut snare is fitted to the beaten head.

Our Medieval Side Drum is 34cm diameter x 34cm long. The heads are goat skins tensioned by a system of hempen cord and sliding leather buffs. A single gut snare is fitted to the beaten head.

Our Renaissance Long Drum is 37cm diameter x 52cm long. The heads are traditional calf skins tensioned by two beech counterhoops, hempen cord and sliding leather buffs. The triple gut snare operates on the non-beaten head

Our Renaissance Side Drum is 37cm diameter x 37cm long. The heads are traditional calf skins tensioned by two beech counterhoops, hempen cord and sliding leather buffs. The triple gut snare operates on the non-beaten head


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Each instrument is entirely hand built by 'in-house' experienced craftsmen to special order in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) to the highest standard of craftsmanship. They come with 12 months warranty and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on setting up, playing and maintenance.

 

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  Finished and Kit Medieval Drums  
  Finished and Kit Medieval Drums  

The same range of Drums are offered in kit form for home assembly.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

To ensure success, even for the first time builder, each kit includes:
A fully dimensioned life-size drawing and working template,
A manual with clear and concise step-by-step full assembly instructions.
A set of photographs illustrating further each stage.

No previous experience of instrument making is required to build our drum kits.

A top quality 3mm laminated birch shell is supplied ready to assemble around pre-bent beech hoops using a set of 40 special clamps.

Hemp cord, leather buffs, gut snares, a pair of traditional style drumsticks are all included in these versatile kits.

Medieval Drum Kits: The diameter of the drum is fixed but the builder determines the final depth of the drum up to 50cm and hence whether it is a side drum or a long drum.

Renaissance Drum Kits: Two solid beech counterhoops are supplied bent ready for final fitting. The diameter of the drum is fixed but the builder determines the final depth of the drum and hence whether it is a side drum or a long drum.

 

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Drum Technical Plan

  Finished and Kit Renaissance Drums  
  Finished and Kit Renaissance Drums  

You can make the same Drum from scratch, following detailed step-by-step instructions through the construction process in a clear and concise manner.

A fully dimensioned life-size drawing with templates and a set of photographs illustrate each stage.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use and 12 months free access to our 'helpline' for advice on construction, setting up, playing and maintenance.

This icon indicates that you can choose between the hard copy of the documents sent by postal mail, or the downloadable electronic files, in pdf format to your computer. In order to view and print the pdf files, you need the free 'Acrobat Reader' program installed in your computer. Life-size drawings require large printers. Electronic documents have a reduced price, don't have shipping costs, but are non-refundable.

 

 

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  Finished and Kit Renaissance Drums  
  Finished and Kit Renaissance Drums  

 

 

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Drum Availability and delivery time

Not all of the items listed on our site are available immediately. Products without a reference nor a price are rarely available for quick dispatch. If you are interested in them, please contact us.

We publish standard availability, which means that this product usually ships in that time since it has been ordered. But at the specific time of your order, that interval can be longer or smaller depending on many production factors.  In addition, you still will have to wait for your product to arrive (delivery time). [More info about availability & delivery dates]

  Finished Instrument   Three months  
  Kit   Three weeks  
  Drawing   Three days  
 

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Price [1]

 
  Drum - Mediaeval Long
  Finished Instrument                
    Drum - Mediaeval Long   FDRML   Finished   398.26  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Mediaeval Long   KDRM   Kit   197.40  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Mediaeval Long   PDRM   Plan   47.62  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
                   
  Drum - Mediaeval Side
  Finished Instrument                
    Drum - Mediaeval Side   FDRMS   Finished   362.51  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Mediaeval Side   KDRM   Kit   197.40  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Mediaeval Side   PDRM   Plan   47.62  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
                   
  Drum - Renaissance Long
  Finished Instrument                
    Drum - Renaissance Long   FDRRL   Finished   457.83  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Renaissance Long   KDRR   Kit   233.15  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Renaissance Long   PDRR   Plan   52.72  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
                   
  Drum - Renaissance Side
  Finished Instrument                
    Drum - Renaissance Side   FDRRS   Finished   422.09  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Renaissance Side   KDRR   Kit   233.15  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Drum - Renaissance Side   PDRR   Plan   52.72  RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
                   
  Hand Drum - 9" calf skin (Weekender series)
  Finished Instrument                
    Hand Drum - 9" calf skin (Weekender series)   FWDRH   Finished   52.72  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Hand Drum - 9" calf skin (Weekender series)   WDRH   Kit   27.19  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
  Accessories and Spares                
                   
  Long Drum - 9" x 18" (Weekender series)
  Finished Instrument                
    Long Drum - 9" x 18" (Weekender series)   FWDRL   Finished   195.70  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Long Drum - 9" x 18" (Weekender series)   WDRL   Kit   76.55  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
  Accessories and Spares                
                   
  Small Drum - 9" x 11" counter hoops & snare (Weekender series)
  Finished Instrument                
    Small Drum - 9" x 11" counter hoops & snare (Weekender series)   FWDRS   Finished   154.85  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Small Drum - 9" x 11" counter hoops & snare (Weekender series)   WDRS   Kit   61.23  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Not available                
  Accessories and Spares                
                   

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Prices and Exchange rates
All published prices are exclusive of VAT and shipping costs. They are shown in RWC.
The following exchange rates are valid on April 12th, 2019. See other conditions

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1 RWC= 1.501
GBP
1.648
EUR
1.962
USD
219.5
JPY
2.616
CAD
2.741
AUD
1.964
CHF
126.2
RUB
13.16
CNY
27.40
ZAR
38.86
MXN

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