repairing a djembe

To repair a djembe drum, follow these steps:

  1. Identify the problem: cracks, holes, loose skin, etc.
  2. Gather materials: new skin, drum glue, sandpaper, etc.
  3. Remove the old skin: loosen the ropes, remove them and carefully remove the skin.
  4. Prepare the shell: sand down rough edges, clean and dry the shell.
  5. Attach the new skin: stretch it evenly over the drum and glue it securely to the rim.
  6. Tune the drum: tighten the ropes and adjust them evenly to get the desired pitch and tone.

Note: For complex repairs, it’s best to seek the help of a professional drum maker or repair specialist.

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