Sandpoint Hand Drum Repair

We undertake repairs on most natural skin hand drums.

Where-ever you are in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Bonners Ferry, Priest River, Spokane and the Inland Northwest, trust your djembe, ashiko, bongos, dunumba, sangban, kenkeni or conga to Drumatic Innovation for high quality drum repair and tuning!

We are able to take care of head replacement, minor shell repair, tuning, oiling, ring repair, and professional upgrades.

You can be assured that we’ll service your drum with quality craftsmanship and materials, paying attention to the fine details that are require to ensure your total satisfaction.

We will help you access the full potential of your musical instrument.

We look at the structural integrity of your drum, wood density and thickness, the cut of the body and shape of the edges, ring size and fit, and the tuning qualities.

We strive to personalize each job we do by giving your drum a special sound in tune with the music it was made to play.

We guarantee we will fix it and make it sound better than ever.

We are able to fix minor cracks and fix or replace rope tuning systems. We can help you determine what thickness and type of skin will produce the sound you want.

What will it Cost?

Head replacement for an average rope tuned hand drum starts at $125 which includes a new African Goat Skin head installed and tuned, a thorough inspection of the drum shell, cleaning, oiling, and any minor repairs of the bearing edge.
New ropes, rings, re-wrapping rings, major repairs and shipping are extra.

Hand drum tuning is $25 providing the drum, ropes, rings and head are in good shape.

Over 12 years of experience.

We also work with drum repair including the talking drum, djembe, ashiko, doundoun, peg drum, bata, doumbek and many other types of world percussion instruments. If you have a drum with a broken skin head we will be happy to give you a quote on fixing it.


Djembe – The djembe is a very unique drum and has an amazing range of sounds.

Because of this it has become the most popular hand drum in the world. Soon it will be the most widely used hand drum, surpassing the conga.

To imitate the traditional language, the djembe was developed with a high-tension tuning and wide tonal range.

There are certain aspects of its construction that are required to achieve an authentic sound and a well working drum.

Many djembes have been manufactured in the last ten years for the world commercial market–not all of them skillfully crafted musical instruments capable of producing decent sounds.

However, most of the ones lacking certain fine points in their construction can be reworked into very respectable drums.
It is our duty and goal to help in fine-tuning all drums into higher quality instruments.
There are always exceptions and your drum will have to be inspected for a final repair quote.


Conga – This Cuban style drum has been the most popular hand drum in the U.S.A. for the last sixty years.

There are many in circulation with varying shell designs and tuning systems.

The conga is usually made with staves; strips of wood cut and shaped to fit together to make a tall, wide belly drum. It also usually has metal tuning hardware attached to the side of the drum.

The most common repairs with the conga are cracks in the shell from mishandling or poor design or construction and head replacement.

We are able to rebuild the most dilapidated conga into a good working instrument or tweak and fine-tune ones in better shape to bring out their best qualities.

Possibly one of the best tools ever made for tuning your drum

Possibly one of the best tools ever made for tuning your drum

Rope Puller
The best ever tool for tightening the ropes on your djembe only $20

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Drumatic Innovation is currently conducting drum circles, rhythm events, drum classes and hand drum repair throughout the Inland Northwest from Sandpoint to Spokane. Drumatic Innovation is based in Sandpoint, Idaho. Areas include Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Bonners Ferry, Post Falls, Spirit Lake, Newport, Moscow and Kellogg.

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