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Shaman Bob makes all drumsticks and personally decorates all decorated drums after conferring with you about your preferences for colors and materials.

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Bob calls his 12" Drums "Hummingbirds." Find out why by tapping any of the first two images below.

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decorated 12 inch elk drum from Thunder

12" Decorated Elk Drum

With All Accessories

TVD Photo (left) of the drum on Bob's workbench ready for packing and mailing to this precious healer.


The drum arrived today, it's beautiful and the sound is so lovely. Thank you so much for the care you put into it. 


A'ho and namaste. --Pennsylvania

12" Decorated Elk Drum

With All Accessories

TVD Photo (right) of the drum on Bob's workbench ready for packing and mailing to a wonderful customer.


Dear Bob,

I received the drum and necklace today. They are both so beautiful. Thank you!


With deep gratitude,


decorated elk drum from Thunder Valley D

12" Elk Drum

With Custom Drumstick

Hi Bob!

I just have received the beautiful drum and beater. They are perfect for me!! The beautiful beater Is so soft 💜Thank you so much for helping me be confident in the drum choice 🙏it was much easier with your help!!!

Aho and Namaste.

-- Kentucky

12" Elk Drum With Custom Drumstick

Bob !!! I just now got my drum this minute!!!! It’s absolutely beautiful! We are getting to know each other right now ! I’m going to send a picture soon, we had a wild storm last night and all I could think was I hoped my drum was safe because she hadn’t been delivered till now.. 😬but she’s fine! I love the beater u decorated for me! I twisted the lightening wood on the back but may try to attach to the leather decorations ties I’ll put on so I can see it !!! Thank u soo much ! I’ll be back in touch soon ! Namaste.

-- Pennsylvania

12" Horsehide Drum With Custom Drumstick

Thank you Bob! The drum arrived in good condition and I have been getting a good feel for it. It is awesome and I like the authenticity of it and the care you put into it! I will let you know how it goes. And yes feel free to share photos of the drum on your site as you please. Thank you for the muslin bag as well. And also, I was wondering out of curiosity if you had any idea whether or not the stick that you made the mallet out of was from a fire cherry tree? I took a botany class in college and it appeared as though it might be, just from my recollection. I pray that you may continue on your spiritual journey and in your purpose on Earth.

--New York

12" Horsehide Drum With Custom Drumstick

Hi Bob,
I just wanted to let u know I received my drum and used it for the first time today I absolutely love It as much as love my first drum!
So now I have one when I journey at home And one at work where at the end of my sessions I drum n clients r luving it.
I do massage n energy work which now includes drumming..... perfect!!!
Thank you so much for the beautiful work u do making these drums!
-- Maine


12" Decorated Deep Frame Elk Drum With All Accessories



I had to wait a little bit for the picture but I am really

enjoying the drum. I can’t wait to play with it tomorrow

night’s full moon.  

Thanks again for all of your guidance and help!

Have a great weekend and stay well.

Namaste.  --Texas










12" Decorated Horsehide Drum With All Accessories

And Shaman Necklace


Hello Bob,

I have received my drum!!! I love it :-) I'm very happy.

It has the most amazing sound and I'm feeling very connected to it (I did some free-styling with it - song and dance throughout my house when I first opened it - the resonance is amazing). I've meditated with it the last two days and find it extremely energising. So much that I find I have to ground myself with obsidian because I feel like I might take flight!

I'm also receiving an unexpected experience from the necklace. I run very 'hot' and it keeps me cool. In fact it's always so cool. The days are 42 deg C here (about 108 your scale) so it's really noticeable. I like that the lightning wood is shaped like a pencil because lately I feel compelled to do some creative writing.

Last night before bed, I was in a hypnogogic state and found myself on the back of my horse. He glowed bright purple and we were travelling at lightning speed. Although, I don't know where. I feel I may be on the verge of a new adventure!

I'll have a photo taken on the weekend and send it through. Will keep in touch.

Warmest regards. --Australia


12" Deer Budget Drum

With Custom Drumstick

Hi Bob,


    My package arrived today!  Thank you so  much!  I love it, I’ve been holding & hugging my drum, it sings & vibrates! I love the mallet too, the vibrant colors of the yarn against the dark, rich, deep color of the bark, I think a cherry tree branch.  Thank you for the smudge herbs, the emerald chips & Lightening Wood on copper, I will let my drum get acclimated & then weave it into it when it’s ready.

    I have smudged, caressed, & spoke with my drum, welcoming it into my home & life,  I told it we are going to have a wondrous adventure together in this life.  We will play, dance, & pray together in honor of God, & life, sending love out into the circle. We will heal & heal others as each friend reaches out in need for someone to pray for them.    

  I then lightly played it & wow it is a beautiful, magnificent & living creation. It has its own voice & vibration.  I whispered & asked if it was ready to meet a few members of my family.  I introduced my drum to my animals, my dog Mia, my two cats Buddy & Gypsy.  I played it gently for them to hear, Mia greatly appreciates it, she was resting on the bed while I gently played it, she was listening with perked ears to each sound & when I stopped,  she reached out her paw for me to play more, then she started to drift to sleep.  Both my boy cats Buddy & Gypsy were already snoozing & each only slightly opened a lazy eye in acknowledgement.  


I introduced my drum to my mom, she’s so thrilled over it, that she wants one of her own.  I’m thinking I will give her time to study & listen to the different drums & then get her one of her choosing for an early birthday present. Today  mom explored your website & likes the sound 10 inch deer at the moment, I’ll give her time to contemplate which one she connects with best.  I will introduce my drum to my dad once it has gotten more comfortable in its new surroundings.  He’s more down to earth, he appreciates & accepts my own spiritual nature & my mom’s too. Naturally he’s good a grounding agent. 

 I will also introduce my drum to my teenage nephews when it’s ready to meet them.  Ryan 15, Jason 12, they will appreciate it & will like learning about it.  


    Thank you & God Bless you.

--West Virginia


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