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Man makes nine foot drum

A man has spent four months crafting a nine foot drum in the US.
Imagine this but nine-foot big
A New Jersey man has produced what is believed to be the biggest drum ever created in the Unites States.

Neil Boumpani, a percussionist, has made a nine foot base drum that certainly packs a loud punch, reported Macon.com.

It took Mr Boumpani, who also spends his time custom-making drums on a normal scale, four months of hard labour to work out just how to make a musical instrument on such a huge scale.

The project came about when he got a call from a fraternity at the University of Missouri asking if he would be up to the challenge of trumping their existing six-foot drum, which they have named Big MO.

The 55-year-old told the online news provider that he was overwhelmed by the request. However, it didn't take him long to say "Why not?"

“If you want to make a statement, take a job other people don't want and do something with it," he added.

The fibre-glass, metallic-black drum has cost a whopping $50,000 (approximately £32,034) to make.

In other related news, Roland recently announced another two additions to its distinguished V-Drum series.

Posted by SRADNFCR-2133-ID-801273856-ADNFCR Posted on 25 Jan 2012 10:34 to category : Instruments News

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