Djembe Repair: Knotting the Rings

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In djembe repair, knotting the rings with nylon rope is necessary to secure the rings and drum head to the djembe. Knot the rings of a djembe drum using the djembe repair tips in this free video.

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So, for this series we're going to do the rings, for the drum. We're going to put the, we've already wrapped the fabric and put on the, to the rubber wrap of the interior ring, but now we're going to put these knots on, and we're going to also show you how to make that bottom ring that we cut off in the last series. So, we need to make these agree, as I said before, so first we're going to do this top one, we're going to assume that you're making a new bottom ring. So, first we're going to make this top one here, and we're going to do a nice spacing about two fingers in between, you don't want them much wider than this, cause then you get your head nice and evenly tight all the way around. We're also going to show you how to make a handle that you can attach a strap if you want to play standing up. We're going to put a handle on the ring, and you can, or you don't have to do it, but it's nice to have, it's a good way to attach, and if you have a nice, thick strap that will work well.

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