Drum Repair: Re-building ~ Re-tuning ~ Repair

If you have a djembe or other traditional drum that requires repair or re-building, Archaic Roots is the parent company for Pachamama Drums & Repair provides professional djembe servicing and re-skinning with many years of experience. I repair drums from all over the southeast, from Metro Atlanta to Asheville. I usually schedule a personal pick for most drum repair jobs, but you can also mail your drum in for repairs as well.

 

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Drum Re-skinning
Drum re-skinning starts at $120 (including skin). Sometimes, further work and or materials may be necessary or recommended (i.e. replacement rope, metal rings and welding, woodwork and body repair) Since drum repair is a fine art and will vary for each instrument, all jobs taken on will be carefully inspected on receipt and quoted accordingly.
We gladly offer discounts for schools, education centers, etc.

Re-tuning Drum Skins

Fine-tuning (including a tuning lesson) $20

Full tune up (vertical ropes need pulling) $40

Drum Repairs
Pachamama Drums provides experienced artisan techniques, so if you have any other problems (cracked shell, broken rings, sharp rim), I’ll assess the drum and see how I can help.

Please call 404-456-9932, email info@archaicroots.com, or contact me with the form to the right.

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  • Djembe Repair
  • Doumbek Repair
  • Frame Drum (Medicine Drum) Repair
  • Native American Drum Repair
  • Powwow Drum Repair
  • Dun Dun Repair
  • Tabla Repair
  • Ashiko Repair
  • Peg Drum Repair
  • Bongo Repair
  • Conga Repair
  • Bata Drum Repair

 

 

 

 

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Frame Drum Building- Weekend Workshop
Birth your own frame drum (shaman drum) from scratch weekend! Learn the process of cleaning drum skins, building frames, and birth your own drum in one weekend!
August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018 $175.00 BOOK NOW
Private Visionary Immersion
This weekend long retreat is built for you, with the instruments and topics you would like to work on during our time together.  During your personal immersion we can build various instruments like a bamboo didgeridoo, Native American style flute, drum, rattle, or a pit fired ocarina. If you don’t want to build an instrument, we can work on other projects such as a personal smudge fan, dream-catchers, or whatever your heart desires. Want to explore rarely seen natural treasures in southern Appalachia? Let’s go explore the local waterfalls, trails and more; collect materials for art or instruments, learn about medicinal plants, or discuss historical or cultural aspects of the area or world. Spend the weekend in a your own tent, in our tipi, primitive cabin, or in a private in-dome bedroom with bathroom; it’s all up to you.
$300.00$500.00 ADD TO CART
Native American Style Flute Building Workshop- September 2018
During this workshop I will be teaching you how to make your own Native American style flute. We will start with a pre-drilled square flute blank, then we will be making the sound hole (splitting edge) and channel, rounding the blank, carving a totem, adjusting the key, adding the holes and tuning each, decorating the flutes, and discussing the history, culture, and playing techniques. This class usually takes around 6 hours to complete, and you will be birthing your own custom flute by the end of the class.
We try to refrain from using any power tools in this process. Please be prepared to use files, hand drills, sand paper and fire to create your flute. 
 
Cost & Materials: $100 includes all materials for creating your own flute around 18″ long or less, standard tuning of A, C, G, and F are available. All other materials will be provided and are included in the price of the workshop. Also, please pack a lunch, I will provide fruit and vegetables for snacks.
September 22, 201810:00 am $100.00 BOOK NOW
Ghana Djembe
Djembe Building Workshop-10-13-18
This workshop will provide you with all the supplies and guidance necessary to build your own personal djembe drum. During the building process, where you will birth your own drum, I will teach you how to build and take care of your drum, in a sacred setting. This workshop will give you all the knowledge necessary to repair and tune your djembe in the future!  You can choose to place a non-refundable deposit for the event, or make a full payment, each depending on the kind of shell you would like to build.  This class will take place at my studio in the North Georgia mountains near Tallulah Falls, GA; about 1.5 hours away from Atlanta and Asheville. Please consider this trip in your plans for the day. Directions will be given upon receiving your deposit. Remaining payment after deposit is due on day of class, no refunds but rescheduling is welcome. All deposits are required at least 7 days before workshop date. 
October 13, 201810:00 am $150.00$350.00 BOOK NOW