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Pearl WST-20BL Shime Taiko with tension lugs Japanse drums
Percussion - Wadaiko
Pearl Introduces Japanese "Taiko" Drums
By some estimates, there are 8,000 Taiko groups in Japan and in recent years, Taiko drumming has spread around the world as drummers are drawn to the power and excitement (not to mention the aerobic workout) of Taiko drumming.
"Taiko" literally means "fat drum" however there are many shapes and sizes of Taiko drums. Miya-daiko drums are large and deep temple drums with tacked heads. Hira-daiko are flat drums with tacked heads. Shime-daiko are turnbuckle-tensioned drums akin to snare drums. Traditionally, these drums are carved from a single tree thus large and very old trees are needed to make the larger drums. This, of course, makes them very expensive and difficult for many Taiko groups to afford.
Pearl's new Taiko drums are made of "compiled Oak" that not only provides outstanding strength for years of dependable use, even under the most extreme conditions encountered in Taiko drumming, but also makes them much more affordable than traditional carved drums. The insides of the shells are shaped using a method called "Hado-carving" with special reinforcement for optimum and balanced sound reflection within the drums and special "A" grade very thick and durable calfskin is used (exclusively chosen and available for Pearl Taiko drums) to produce the beautiful and deep "true" Taiko sound.
Pearl Taiko drums are made under strict supervision of Japanese traditional Taiko drum specialists to assure the highest quality and superior sound. The affordability and famous Pearl sound and de
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