Ubangs

Ubangs

The UBANG is an adaptation of the Udu, a traditional African Clay Pot Drum. It has been re-designed by providing a flatter playing surface for the shell of the drum while keeping the traditional side and top sound holes. It also features a mic port which enables the application of an internal mic. The deep sustaining bass sounds are produced by striking the sound holes with the palm of the hand, while the ringing "tek" sounds are made by striking the clay shell with the fingers, similar to the playing technique of the Indian Tabla or Ghatam.

The UBANG is available in four full sizes and a mini. The full sized drums are approximately tuned to the keys of A,E,D and low C in order from the smallest to the largest. Each one is intricately carved with various designs, and is signed and dated by the drum maker.

Model/Pitch Size Price Audio Samples  
MINI UBANG E/B 8 in. ht. $70.00
#1 UBANG A/E 11 in. ht. $140.00
#2 UBANG E/B 13 in. ht. $220.00
#3 UBANG D/A 15 in. ht. $300.00
#4 UBANG C/G 18 in. ht. $420.00
Set of Four (#1,#2,#3 and #4)   $900.00  

*for the internal mic application available on the Wright Hand Drums we suggest the Silver Bullet made by K&K Sound