gonal Lap Drum
Made of clay and measuring 12
w by 8-1/2
h, the Lap Drum is non-ethnic-specific instrument, each one featuring a one-of-a-kind glazed finish inside and out. It has a large calfskin head on the top of the instrument, and two smaller heads on the side. This design gives the performer the ability to play on two surfaces simultaneously with one hand. There is also a portal that can be used to vary the pitch or to create a glissando effect. Beneath the 5
head are slotted indentations in the clay surface that give a
effect when scraped with the aluminum thumb rings. The rings can also be used to lightly hit the clay body of the drum to create a rhythmic tapping.
A hole in the bottom of the drum allows a lavalier microphone to be installed inside. The back of the drum is sand painted, creating a non-slip surface to prevent it from sliding off the performer's lap.
The Lap Drum comes with a waterproof padded gig bag with shoulder strap, thumb rings, and an instructional video. The optional Audiotechnica lavalier microphone can be purchased through American Percussion Instruments as well. This microphone application allows stage amplification and sonic effects.
The Lap Drum is owned by Mike Gordon from Phish, Tony Levin, Jerry Marrota, Dave Holland, Jim Keltner, Steve Gadd.
Lapdrums that are instock
SORRY ! I do not do custum orders any more.
The lapdrums are $249.95 except the drums with the spotted head( Nile Sturgeon) which are $12.50 extra. Included is the padded case & thumb rings
Custom padded case with shoulder strap
Lavalier mic that inserts into the bottom of the drum. Call for pricing.
" The Jackson Pollack Series"
Polka Dot Dots
$275.00-painted glaze -comes with jingle
Stripes & Stripes forever, comes with jingle but no guiro $249.95
The drums do not necessarily match the video. Some accessories still remain while others are omitted so PLEASE make sure you are ordering the drum that you want.
Tuning (heating) Pads-$24.95
Please go the the instrument care page to see how to maintain your new drum
Notice the lower pitch of this drum with looser heads
Great percussionist !!! Todd Isler