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Note for all international customers including Canada and Mexico: Please contact Bob before ordering this drum to ascertain shipping charge.



  • All Natural Cowhide Drum Head, the toughest natural drum head on this beautiful planet
  • Leather-Wrapped Handle
  • Includes Custom Drumstick by Bob, assorted colors of your choice
  • Lightweight 1 7/8-inch Wide Frame
  • Made in the U.S.
  • Offered in Decorated style, see separate listings
  • Hear this drum by clicking the "Hear All Drums" tab, above (Main Menu)
  • Being a natural product, each drum's appearance will vary
  • See "Drum Insights" on this page for more information

Cowhide12" Drum w/Custom Drumstick

  • This is an excellent drum, as strong as they come because its drum head is cowhide. And it can be exported anywhere in the world.

    Its frame is not quite as wide as Bob's frames, with the result of a little less prominent bass note, but most people can't tell the difference.

    It's produced right here in America with all American-made components.

    Can be exported.

    Additional Thoughts (Please read, this is equally important):

    1. It is key to note that a 12" drum is considered small. It is a mere one inch wider than a standard sheet of paper is long (11"). So, to get an idea of its size, simply look at a sheet of paper and imagine it one inch longer.

    This is a great drum due to its size, makes it so easy and portable. It is lightweight, which allows you to hold it in playing position for a long time without tiring. But its size dictates its voice, so don't expect a big booming sound from this drum. Trust me, it will project its voice perfectly for its size.

    2. All natural drums are made from the hides of animals. In the sacred traditions of shamans, it is said the animals present themselves to provide sustenance and to aid humans with food, clothing and spiritual growth. In return, humans provide their own bodies back to the Earth Mother to continue the Great Wheel of Life across multiple generations of lifeforms.

    3. Because these drums include animal hides, you may notice a scar, scratch or other imperfection in your drum. These imperfections do not affect the sound of a drum, else I would not use them. These marks are the results of the animal's life experience in the wild. When you think about it, we all carry scars of one sort or another, inside or outside in our own life experiences. The point is that we should respect and honor the animals for what they give to us. Their own last full measure was gifted to us to aid our development and wisdom. Natural drums are among the greatest of teachers because of this.

    Aho & Namaste,

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