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gonal Lap Drum


Made of clay and measuring 12
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w by 8-1/2
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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
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guiro
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or
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ratchet
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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.

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Lapdrums that are instock
"THE ARTIST SERIES"
Dark Rose
Banana Yellow
Red Amalgam
The Sun Drum

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
Fool's Gold
Custom padded case with shoulder strap
Thumb rings
Lavalier mic that inserts into the bottom of the drum. Call for pricing.
" The Jackson Pollack Series"
The Grey Goose
Key Lime Scribble
Atomic Brown
Purple Haze
" The Pastel Series "
Lime Green
Grey Ghost
Banana
Cream Sickle
"One of a kind  Specialty Lapdrums "
The Black Knight
        $259.95
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 with looser heads
Great drummer & percussionist                 Todd Isler


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Runaway Brown
This is a Black Pearl Lapdrum with a tambourine jingle and brackets for the waist strap. Custom padded case and thumb rings are included for $ 279.95
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