The drums are made in the form of wooden
casks. A large number of beech slats are glued together to form the
drum body. The drumheads are made of calfskin, and the bindings are
made of hemp.
I have not done exact replicas of existing instrument, but have used
the techniques that were available and well known during the
medieval/renaissance periods. My ambition is to create drums which
compliment the other instruments in the renaissance ensemble in respect
to both appearance and sound.
These drums can be tightened and, if necessary, tuned. The tuning
interval is about one forth.
The tambourines have bells instead of discs, which I find to give a
softer sound. The skin is glued to the frame.
A drumstick comes with each drum.