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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Shipped from USA to New Zealand. Excellent packaging and arrived in perfect condition.
It appears to be a drum that would be exceptionally durable and if caught out in adverse conditions such as rain or a dust storm you wouldn't have to worry about it getting damaged or losing its tone. I believe Remo make the best djembe outside West Africa. Having owned West African djembe I changed over to key-tuned Remo djembe due to the simplicity and reduced cost in changing skins. Rope-tuned djembe are easy enough to tune up but need someone who knows what they're doing to apply the skin. The Remo key-tuned djembe enable ease of use in this respect. I have a Remo Mondo key-tuned 14" djembe and that is a much more professional instrument than the Apex. The musicality is significant whereby the Mondo has a much deeper bass and nicer tones and slaps. The Apex plays well, but just feels 'cheaper'. The Apex does fall somewhat short of the quality sound that genuine African djembe or the Remo mondo djembe produce. Nevertheless, the Apex will get lots of use and I will not be concerned if it gets knocked around a bit as its winning points primarily come from its apparent durability and toughness.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Try your skills on this djembe!
Excellent product at a reasonable price. The drum has a nice sound, louder than I expected which is good when playing in drum circles. It is light weight making portability easy. Did not require tuning when it arrived. This is a good "first djembe" and was recommended to me by a professional drummer who owns dozens of drums. I am happy with the choice. It arrived within a week, well packaged.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. See all 20 customer reviews...
and the head feels great. Definitely worth the money
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Bought this for my girlfriend's daughter (needed something a bit more resilient for a young one), but it FAR exceeded my expectations. I found myself playing it more than her! The tone is surprisingly satisfying, and the head feels great. Definitely worth the money.