REPAIRS

We love our instruments and know you love yours too! We also know letting them go to be repaired can be hard. Whether shipping or dropping off, you can rest assured they will be handled and repaired with the same quality, care and materials that we use for our own.  We guarantee you will get your drum back in its best condition and sounding better than ever. Finished work feels like a brand new drum!

  • New A+ goat skin

  • Clean and oil shell

  • New rope (5.5mm)

  • New rings & doubled knots on both rings

  • 1/4" Rubber Bottom

  • Shape bearing edge

  • Fix small cracks

  • Tuned to solo pitch

Classic-$175

  • New goat skin

  • Clean & oil shell

  • New rope (4.7mm)

  • New rings & knots

  • Shape bearing edge

  • Fix small cracks

  • Tuned medium to high unless otherwise requested

premium-$250

SERVICES​

PROFESSIONAL DJEMBE REPAIR

Having your djembe sound its best is our top priority and that starts with picking the best quality skins to match your drum. We use a variety of skins of different thickness from Guinea, Mali, and Senegal. We will work with you to carefully choose the best skin and tuning for your djembe based on your drum and playing style.

We offer three levels of Djembe Repair: Basic, Classic, and Premium. All drums that didn't come from our shop originally will need the Classic repair unless we see the drum and determine the existing materials are up to par. If you have a djembe that needs to be re-headed and it was not previously repaired in our shop, we will have to inspect it to get an accurate quote. Email us pictures of your broken or uninspiring drum and we can start the process with you!

Extras:

  • Calf Skin -$50

  • Rubber Bottom - $75 

  • 5.5 mm Vertical Rope -  $15

  • Extended/Double Hitches - Starting at $25/ring

  • Wood Repair/Restoration - Starting at $25/hr

  • Weight (Wood) Removal - Contact Us!

PROFESSIONAL DUNUN REPAIR 

The dunun family are the backbone of the djembe orchestra, but often get less shine than their goat hide counterparts. However, you can't have one without the other! Make your dunun uniquely you and get the best sound too! All of our Professional dunun repairs are done "traditional style", or sewn on to the drum. This can be done with or without the use of a metal ring, but has a classic look and feel that we we also believe gives a superior sound. All professional dunun repairs include 2 skin replacements with top quality African cow skin (Guinea, Mali, or Ivory Coast), all new rope of your color choice, shaping the bearing edge, and oiling the shell. We can also replace single heads on most any dunun, whether traditional style or classic, depending on existing materials.

Kenkeni - $225

Sangban - $250

Dununba - $275

Basic Dunun Rehead - Starting at $100 for one head. Contact us to talk details!

CONGA/BONGO REPAIR 

Congas - $80 per drum (Cow Skin)

Bongos - Starting at $100/set (Thick Goat Skins, Mule available by request)

BALAFON REPAIR 

We offer limited balafon services locally, but we are in touch with some wonderful teachers throught the US that can complete more serious repairs and tuning. We can help you out with restringing and tightening the resonating gourds underneath as well as refinishing the sound holes with new paper to get the buzz back! These services are done free of charge but a donation is requested and will be sent to Djely Modou Kouyate and Abdoulaye 'Felu' Kouyate in Conakry, Guinea, with whom we study the music, history, and construction of the bala. Contact us to set up a time to look at your bala!

SHIPPING 

Whether you are in North Carolina or  Northern Colorado, we can fix your drums! With corporate accounts for both FedEx and USPS, we have access to competitive and quick nationwide shipping rates and can get get a better price than if you were to take it there yourself. Keep an eye on our YouTube and blog sections for upcoming posts on packing your djembe or dunun safely and easily for a worry-free shipment! 

  • New goat skin

  • Clean & oil shell

  • Tuned medium to high based on limits of drum & existing materials 

BASIC-$125

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