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Dakota Drum

Dakota Drum

Location

P. O. Box 75
Rapid City, SD 57709
United States

Dakota Drum creates traditional drums of highest quality. This means a lot of extra work goes into each one. It also means you’ll have something that will last for generations, instead of just a few years. Probably the biggest difference is that we use only hand scraped buffalo rawhide. This is a labor intensive job that requires putting each hide on a frame and removing the meat and hair using a traditional scraper.

Most drums today are made with a commercially produced rawhide. This rawhide is made by using lye or other chemicals to remove the meat and hair. The problem is these chemicals change the rawhide and make it more brittle. That is why it cracks usually after just a few years.

When you use only water and scrape the hides they have all the natural strength and elasticity. This rawhide will last at least 10 times longer than commercially produced rawhide and of course we stand behind our products and will repair or replace any drums that might break.

Contact Phone Number: 
1-888-718-0893 or ( 605 ) 348-2421
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