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Shime Daiko Turnbuckle Tension
Remo’s wrench tuned Shime Daiko features a Turnbuckle-tensioning system making it very easy to tune.



Remo’s wrench tuned Shime Daiko features a Turnbuckle-tensioning system making it very easy to tune. You can evenly tune the drum with ten, 3/8” tuning lugs to an extremely high pitch, typical for this traditional instrument. The TYPE 10 NUSKYN® drumheads are inspired by the traditional Taiko drum heads and are stitched over a durable steel ring producing a bright full sound without the pitch being affected with varying climate changes. The ACOUSTICON™ Drum shell is lathed turned with a traditional routed bearing edge for a bright full sound and looks much like the Japanese traditional Shime Daiko.

History
Traditionally the Shime Daiko is a rope tensioned drum carved out of a single piece of wood. Stitched heads of cow hide are either laced together or connected by a bolt system (a modern innovation) to facilitate tuning the drum. The Shime Daiko has been used as an accompaniment to Kagura, Noh, Kabuki and is also used in traditional folk music. They have become an integral part of contemporary Taiko ensemble performance as well, providing high pitched, fast paced rhythms.

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