Toca is expanding its range of djembes with new models.
Freestyle II Mechanical Tuned and Freestyle II Rope Djembes now see the installation of all-weather synthetic heads.
The new heads are designed to eliminate the stretching, drying and loss of pitch that can occur with natural skin heads due to changes in weather conditions. Synthetic heads can also be tensioned over a wider range, making them able to produce higher, crisper slaps and deeper bass tones, according to Toca.
Freestyle II Mechanical Djembes have also been improved with an extended collar hoop that allows for easier tuning over a greater range, and rubber tips on the tension bolts protect the player’s clothing. They’re available in 9", 10", 12" and 14" head sizes in a choice of Red Mask or Gold Mask finish, and each features a protective non-slip rubber bottom. The 14" model comes with free carrying bag.
Freestyle II Rope Djembes have also been improved with an increased number of rope runners that allow for improved tuning. They’re available in 9", 10", 12" and 14" head sizes. Each features a dark red finish and a protective non-slip rubber bottom. The 14" model comes with free carrying bag.
Each new Street Series Djembe shell is carved from a single piece of plantation-grown mahogany wood. Twenty coats of teak oil are then applied to the shell to protect and preserve the wood. Each drum comes fitted with goatskin heads and a traditional rope tuning system.
Street Series Djembes are available in small, medium, and large head diameters (approximately 8", 10" and 12" respectively) in a choice of Cherry Stain or Brown & Black Stain finish.
For more, visit Toca Percussion.
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