How to: Mondo™ Djembe-head replacement and tuning

MONDO™ DJEMBES

Remo Mondo™ key-tuned djembes are tensioned to perform right out of the box.
Some professional players will match the open/bass tone to the root note of an ensemble.

In most cases though, it's player preference based off desired response and pitch.

Note: The looser the head, the lower the tone/response...tighter the head, the higher response/pitch. 

 

REPLACING MONDO™ DRUMHEAD

Remove drum tuning rods in a criss cross method until all of them are loose.
Completely remove all tuning  parts (drum rods, washer and claw hooks)
Remove the drumhead and wipe the drum bearing edge with a towel to remove any dust particles

.djembe_tuning1.PNG

Place the new drumhead on drum and locate the Remo Crown on the Mondo™ drumhead opposite the front badge on drum shell. Reassemble drum rods, washers and claw hooks on djembe.  

Finger tighten all drum rods around the drum in a criss cross method.

.djembe_tuning3.PNG

 

TUNING MONDO™ DJEMBE

.djembe_tuning2.PNG

After all drum rods are finger tighten begin tuning using a criss cross method.

Starting with drum rod #1  give a whole turn clockwise and continue till you complete tuning each point. You may need to repeat this a few times depending on how high you like the drum pitch to be.  Once you start feeling a little resistance give it half turn following the same pattern.  

.djembe_tuning4.PNG

Check the pitch by tapping the rim over each tuning point so you can hear the high frequencies.Try to match the pitch  around the entire drum.

NOTE: The Mondo™ Drumhead is very durable and will last a long time. It is a replaceable drumhead and will stretch throughout the life of the drum.

.djembe_tuning5.PNG

TIME TO REPLACE DRUMHEAD

When the claw hook reaches the arrow point, you may bottom out and exceed the length of the Contour tuning bracket.

Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments

Powered by Zendesk