Drum Shop and World Music Center


DrumConnection

177 Massachusetts Ave

Arlington, MA 02474

781-316-8068

 

New Hours February 2017:

 

Wednesday thru Friday - Noon to 6pm. Saturday: - Noon to 5pm

 

By appointment only for drum lessons on djembe or drum kit: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.

 

Schedule an appointment with Alan to study the drum or to select the perfect djembe or drum kit, cymbals or accessories. 781-316-8068 or Contact >

 

Many nights we are open later, often till 9pm. Don't be afriad to call us and see! 781-316-8068


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Steel Pan and Stand with mallets. Adjustable.

These steel pans are authentic high quality at an affordable price. So easy to play you will be jamming in minutes...Yah Mon! It sounds as good as a professional instrument; creating soothing tropical sounds that are pleasant to hear.

 

This all Steel Instrument is "MADE in USA" 

 

Versatility is the best way to describe a blend of simple design, durability, and ease of learning/teaching makes it a fantastic instrument for all ages and musical abilities. 

 

It truly can be used as an entry level instrument or played at a professional level. This spirited instrument is being enjoyed in a multitude of environments from family recreational music-making to music education. 

 

Students love it and aren't overwhelmed or intimidated; ensuring an fun, effective and immediate learning experience.

$249.00 2

$219.00

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Professional Dunun Set - Awesome build and sound!

Dunun Guinea Melina Wood - Full set of 3

Hand Carved

Heading Technique: Traditional-Modern - w/Steel Rings

Skin Type: Cow (Guinea)

 

Size(s) -

Dununba 21” x 29.5”

Sangban 13” x 24.5”

Kenkeni 12” x 21”

 

Carved out of a single piece of wood, these dununs originate in the same locations as our djembes. Our carvers are close friends and sometimes my family members do the work. Premier quality hand-carved shells, cow skins from the country of origin, and perfect sizes tuned to perfection, these drums remain true to tradition.

$2,499.00 2

$2,299.00

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Handpan of Bronze incl Fitted Case, more...

This incredible instrument, made to be played with your hands, is bigger than you might think without being heavy. Made a bronze alloy, totally handmade, each one is different. Very easy to play and way impressive. Comes complete with fitted black carry case. Total quality, one of a kind. Get yours before they are gone! I will be happy to send you a video of my first day with this pan if you'd like to hear it before buying. Just ask! Comes with set of mallets, a microfibre polishing cloth, and a fitted case.

 

Each Bronze Handpan is signed, dated and numbered. You are getting not only a great instrument at a great price, but one that will increase in value as the years go by!

 

Feedback from our first sale of one:

"Outstanding one of a kind magnificent bronze gong pan! A true and rare privilege to come across and acquire one. I feel extremely happy and fortunate to own my own Bronze gong Pan. Thank you, from the center of my heart."

 

$50.- shipping (no tax)

$1,999.00 2

$1,599.00

  • 10 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe Case - Pro Model

This is one of the best cases made. Will fit any 12" to 14" diameter djembe with a narrow or wide base. 2 outside pockets, wicked strong zippers, sewn in 3" high inside, rubber bottom and all waterproof. Get your DrumConnection case today! These are available for a limited time! Order now to have one reserved for you!

$195.00 2

$165.00

  • 8 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Sterling Silver Djembe Pendant on leather cord.

These are hand made in Guinea, Africa and come with a high quality jewelers cord. You can, of course, change it to a silver necklace or even wear them as earrings with some jewelers earring hooks, we can supply either way. These are NOT big and clunky; they are tiny and beautiful!

$74.95

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

A Life for the Djembe

The bible of West African rhythms for djembe and dunun. This is out of print now but we have a few left in stock! get it before they are gone! No plans for reprint, I understand.

$130.00 2

$89.95

  • 3 lb
  • Sold Out

Hitman Electronic Drum Kit

If space and portability are a concern, then the HD-3 is the perfect drum kit for you. The Hitman HD-3 portable electronic drum kit gives you a compact footprint for ease of storage, and folds to allow for quick set up or take down. The powerful sound module delivers a broad range of expressive sounds and practice features and the pads give you satisfying feel and playability. The Hitman HD-3 performance, features, and portability make this kit a knock out! Everyone who plays it in our shop is surprised how satisfying it is to play. And how quiet it is to the person not playing it! You really need this in an apartment or condo!

Features:
  • Multi-function LED display
  • 64 notes max
  • 349 percussion voices, 25 preset and 5 custom
  • Effect: reverb type 11, chorus type 14
  • 30 styles
  • Pad control: sensitivity, threshold, velocity curve
  • 2 songs
  • Real-time record and playback

What’s Included:
  • Drum module and 3 tom pads pre-mounted to crossbar
  • Snare pad and 3 cymbal pads with mounting arms and cables
  • Base with built-in hi-hat and kick pedals
  • Stereo headphones
  • Drum sticks
  • USB cable
  • Power adapter
  • Owner’s manual
  • Assembly guide manual

Specifications:
  • Drum pads: 1 snare with RIM function, 3 tom pads, 2 cymbal pads, 1 hi-hat, 1 hi-hat control, 1 kick trigger
  • Other: tap, click level, click sound, click tempo
  • Metronome: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/4, 3/8, 6/8, 12/8
  • Interface: DC 9V power socket, headphone, USB to host, master out, AUX in, HH controller, hi-hat, crash, ride, snare, tom 1, tom 2, tom 3, kick, phones volume slider knob
  • Number of Cymbal Pads: 3 
  • Number of Drum Pads: 4 
  • Number of Pedals: 2 
$599.00 2

$399.00

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Percussion Plus 5-Piece Drum Set

An all-in-one starter's kit at an incredible price.

 

Whether you're a first-time drummer or a gigging pro looking for a backup or durable practice kit, the Percussion Plus set with hardware and cymbals certainly fits the bill. Equipped with 10, 12 and 14" toms, a 22" kick drum and a matching snare, this kit looks as good as it plays. The kits' complete hardware set includes all of the stands you'll need, plus a chain-drive kick pedal to get you thumping the bass right out of the gate.

22" x 16" kick, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" toms, 14" x 12" floor tom, 14" x 5" snare, Kick pedal, Snare stand, Straight and hi-hat cymbal stands, cymbals. 

Boxed. $499.- OR $599.- professionally assembled by us. Deliveries and set-up in the Boston area.

Includes: Cymbals, Stands, Drum Throne, Sticks. Everything you need.

$949.00 2

$599.00

  • 40 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Pacific Drums and Percussion 5 PC Drum KIt

An ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers.

 

This 5-piece Z5 Series drum shell pack from Pacific Drums and Percussion is an ideal shell pack for aspiring drummers everywhere. The 5-piece shell pack features fusion tom sizes (10" x 8", 12" x 9", and 14" x 12"), all-wood construction, FinishPly wrap, and an array of spotlight-stealing colors.

 

Cymbals and hardware not included.

 

FEATURES 

Drum sizes:22" x 16" kick drum10" x 8", 12" x 9", 14" x 12" toms

$695.00 2

$495.00

  • 25 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

DIXON Riot Series 5-Piece Drum Set - Complete

  • Drum Configuration: 9"x12" Tom, 10"x13" Tom, 16"x 16" Floor Tom, 16"x22" Bass Drum, 5.5"x14" Matching Snare, Mounted Double Tom Holder, Sticks and Set-Up Manual.
  • 6-Ply Poplar Shells with 45-degree beading edges.
  • Standard Wrapped Finishes
  • Pro Style Double-Braced Hardware, Tom Holder and Bass Drum Spurs
  • Hardware Configuration: Straight Cymbal Stand, Hi-Hat Stand, Snare Stand, Adjustable Stool and Single Pedal with Deluxe Brass Cymbal Set: 13-InchHi-Hat Pair & 15-Inch Crash.
  • Double-Braced Hardware: 
  • Straight Cymbal Stand 
  • Hi-Hat Stand
  • Snare Drum Stand 
  • Single Bass Drum Pedal 
  • Throne 
$900.00 2

$725.00

  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Sesse - Set of Three in Brass or Bronze

$100.00 2

$85.00

  • 7 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Carving may be different than shown. Contact for updated photos.
  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 19.5 lbs

 

$599.00 2

$499.00

  • 18 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

 

$595.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

$599.00 2

$499.00

  • 18 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Over
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18 lbs

 

$599.00 2

$450.00

  • 18 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Cut
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

$595.00

  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Djembe

  • Skin Type: Goat (Guinea)
  • Country of Origin: Guinea
  • Shell Type: Solid Shell - Hand Carved
  • Wood Type: Lengue
  • Heading Technique: 2 Rings w/ Skin Cut
  • Diameter: 13.75"
  • Height: 24"
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs

 

$649.00 2

$549.00

  • 17 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Tabla

Tabla is a pair of drums.  It consists of of a small right hand drum called dayan and a larger metal one called bayan.

 

The tabla has an interesting construction. The dayan (right hand drum) is almost always made of wood. The diameter at the membrane may run from just under five inches to over six inches. The bayan (left hand drum) may be made of iron, aluminium, copper, steel, or clay; yet brass with a nickel or chrome plate is the most common material. Undoubtedly the most striking characteristic of the tabla is the large black spot on each of the playing surfaces. These black spots are a mixture of gum, soot, and iron filings.  Their function is to create the bell-like timbre that is characteristic of the instrument.

 

Although the origin of tabla is somewhat obscure, it is generally belived that it evolved from the barrel shaped drum called pakhawaj about three hundred years ago.

$295.00

  • 8 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Tibetan Singing Bowls

According to Tibetan oral tradition, the existence of singing bowls dates back to the time of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni (560 - 480 B.C.). The tradition was brought from India to Tibet, along with the teachings of the Buddha, by the great tantric master Padmasambhava in the 8th century A.D.

 

Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world.

$79.00

  • 10 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Mudcloth Hats and Caps

Go to the game in style!


Celebrate life with these fun hand-made baseball caps. Perfect for any occasion and great casual wear. Made out of mudcloth, dyed and woven to perfection. An authentic hat sure to capture anyone's attention. Selling out quickly, so make sure to get them before they're gone! All mudcloth is individually hand spun, hand woven, and hand painted, so each hat will be different. Photos shown here are representative only. Made in Mali. C-H140

$28.00

  • 2 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 3-5 days1

Shakere and Case

This is a top professional shakeré with a handmade case to match. They look small in the pic but they are full size. I have 3 in stock being made for me. I love these.

$265.00

  • 6 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Shakeré

Top professional shakeré made by hand to exacting standards. Nothing comes close. Match bag or incredible quality available for $85.- additional. Color and design may vary. Call or write for current selection.

$195.00

  • 4 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Shakeré

This beautiful golden brown shaker is available with a matching handmade case at $85.- additional. Call for that. We guarantee your complete satisfaction as these are the nicest we've seen in 25 years. Top professional shakeré made by hand to exacting standards. Nothing comes close. Match bag or incredible quality available for $85.- additional. Color and design may vary. Call or write for current selection.

$195.00

  • 4 lb
  • In Stock
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

Shakeré

This is the shakeré on the far Right, the blue one and case. Professional shakeré. Of of the best made. Matching bag is $85.- more.  Top professional shakeré made by hand to exacting standards. Nothing comes close. Match bag or incredible quality available for $85.- additional. Color and design may vary. Call or write for current selection.

$195.00

  • 6 lb
  • Limited Availability
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

NOTE: This is just a smattering of what we carry! We have hundreds of drums from $29.00 on up. We carry the largest selection of djembe and dunun on the east coast. We also carry top-of the line cymbals of all types, full drum kits from DW, Grestch, Pearl, Gibraltar, LP distributers and Toca too. Vic Firth, Vater, Diamondback sticks, Remo and Evans heads. And much more...



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