Remo Infinity Mondo Djembe

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

When Remo launched its Mondo Key-Tuned djembes back in the mid-1990s not only did they come up with a robust, easy to tune, good sounding drum at a time when most traditional ethnic models were poorly made and notoriously difficult to tune, but the djembe’s Fibreskyn synthetic head meant pitch loss due to cold and humidity was a thing of the past.

Now Remo’s tireless R&D department have come up with the Infinity Mondo Djembe, which takes the basic Key-Tuned model and moves it up to a whole new level. Standing 25 inches tall with a 14-inch head, the traditional shaped shell is made from Remo’s patented Acousticon recycled wood fibre with a Choco Red Eco-Grain finish – that has the look and feel of exotic wood – and is fitted with a thick rubber base to protect and isolate the shell.

The drum head is the company’s newly designed Mondo Skyndeep featuring goat stripe brown graphics while the drum-key tuning lugs screw into new black plastic Contour brackets that are immediately far more comfortable than previous models. The new Skyndeep head is quick to tune and produces crisp, stinging slaps, clear open tones and an extra deep, resonant bass sound from the centre that’s enhanced by the djembe’s extra wide belly. This drum has remarkable projection being somewhat louder than ethnic rope-tune djembes and players who prefer these traditional models will not be disappointed by this winning combination of west African heritage and modern materials. 

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