• Bob calls this style of drum a Hummingbird Drum. See his reasons in "Bob's Insights" in the right column.
  • This is a 12-inch Hoop / Hand Drum made by Shaman Bob with a rawhide drum head (elk, cow, horse or deer, depending on availability). Drum head color range varies.
  • Measurements: Very deep 2 7/8" x 12" frame provides an excellent voice because it is one-inch deeper than the alternative Elk or Budget 12" Drum (see separate listing elsewhere on the site. Also see photo of frame comparison above).
  • Listen to it on the "Hear All Drums" page.
  • Lightweight laminated maple frame allows you to play effortlessly for very long periods without tiring.
  • Also transports easily.
  • Custom Drumstick by Bob includes leather top-piece and bunched yarn / or leather lace handle.
  • Decorated and Painted Versions also available, see separate listings.

Bob's 12" Drum w/ Custom Drumstick

  • Rebirth. New Life. Hope. Renewal. 


    I call this type of drum a Hummingbird. This 12-inch drum is a real treasure, just like its namesake. It possesses such WONDERFUL energy and liveliness that every time I worked on the prototype I had the impression of Hummingbird, the beautiful totemic animal associated with high energy and joy. And fierceness! Pound for pound, or rather I should say ounce for ounce, the hummingbird is one of the most fearless warrior birds on the wing, very protective of its family and home.
    The Hummer's mystical qualities are legendary, too, including even the pattern it draws when moving its wings-- in the shape of the sign of infinity (the figure 8). Thus, it's often associated with rebirth, new life, hope and renewal. All in all, this is a dramatic dynamo of energy, protection and even the projection of hope and spiritual healing. What wonderful energy for a drum!
    And, as they say, great things come in small packages. It sounds fantastic! 

    The 12-Inch Hummingbird Drum... a lightweight and superbly crafted ally for your spiritual journey. I would be honored to make one for you now.

"The Mother & Father of Life love drums so much they give us all a heartbeat."

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