BAJAAO India presents the Pearl Taiko Shime WST-20BL.
Traditionally these drums are carved from a single tree thus large and very old trees are needed to make the larger drums. This, of course, makes them very expensive and difficult for many Taiko groups to afford.
Pearl's Taiko drums are made of "compiled Oak" that not only provided outstanding strength for years of dependable us, even under the most extreme conditions encountered in Taiko drumming, but also makes them much more affordable than traditional carved drums. The insides of the shells are shaped using a method called "Hado-carving" with special reinforcement for optimum and balanced sound reflection within the drums and special "A" grade very thick and durable calfskin is used (exclusively chosen and available for Pearl Taiko Drums) to produce the beautiful and deep "True" Taiko sound. Pearl Taiko drums are made under strict supervision of Japanese traditional Taiko drum specialist to assure the highest quality and superior sound. An ancient art improved through modern innovation and craftmanship.
The smaller of Pearl’s Taiko is known as Hira and Shime. These instruments cut through the thunder of the Miya family with a warm tone, yet piercing attack. Like our Miya Taiko, the Hira Taiko are a fixed pitch and non-tunable, but the Shime is mechanically tensioned via a wrench tuning system. These instruments are shown supported by our award winning Pearl Advanced Hardware System. The S-2000 Snare stand with adjustable basket, and retractable spiked feet will secure your Hira and Shime at virtually any height and angle.
WST-20BL Shime Taiko with Tension Rods.
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