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Top 5 Darbukas For Sale Reviews and Picks

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Darbuka has the origin of the Egyptian Arabic term “daraba”, it is a goblet drum with a goblet-shaped body and a single head membranophone. It’s common in Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

Here we have a list of common and easy to play drums you can try:

PictureProduct NameToday's Special Price
Meinl Darbuka HE-114Check here!
Meinl Darbuka HE-100Check here!
Meinl Darbuka HE-124Check here!
ZAZA Darbuka Kids PercussionCheck here!
X8 Aluminum DarbukaCheck here!


#1. Meinl Percussion Darbuka HE-114 with Hand Hammered Aluminum Shell

Meinl Percussion HE-114 Darbuka

The Meinl Percussion HE-114 Darbuka is a hand-hammered and esoteric goblet-shaped drum made of aluminum which you can be sure of its lightweight but powerful and deep full bass. This Turkish-style drum has a tunable and replaceable 8-Inch synthetic head with external rings set close to the shell. Overall, this item is great for a wide range of articulated “tak” and “doum” strokes as well as high-pitched sharp cracking sounds.


  • Tuning key included
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 30.1 x 16.7 x 20.5 inches
  • Origin: Turkey

#2. Meinl Darbuka with Plain Aluminum Shell HE-100

Meinl Percussion HE-100 Aluminum Darbuka

Similar to the HE-114 model, this Meinl Percussion HE-100 Darbuka is smaller and lighter and produces powerful sound projection. The design of this item looks different and it’s worth every penny. This will give you a lot of fun when playing it.


  • Tuning key included
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs
  • Shell body size: 5 1/3″ x 9 1/4″
  • Origin: Turkey

#3. Meinl Percussion HE-124 Darbuka

Meinl Percussion HE-124 Darbuka

This Meinl Percussion HE-124 model has all the features the HE-114 model has. However, it’s almost 2 times lighter. This hand-engraved aluminum darbuka is so easy to carry around.


  • Small and super light
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 14.5 inches
  • Origin: Thailand

You can watch this demo video of the HE-124 here:

#4. ZAZA Percussion 12” Aluminum Darbuka

ZAZA Percussion 12'' Aluminum Darbuka

Now we are looking at a different manufacturer of darbuka – the ZAZA Percussion Darbuka. This super lightweight aluminum drum is great for children from 4 to 8 years old. It has a traditional Turkish design. The price is very affordable for beginners and drum lovers.


  • Body size: 6″ x 12″
  • 12 inches synthetic head
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
  • 4 bolts head drum included

#5. X8 Aluminum Darbuka

x8 aluminum darbuka

Made from aluminum, the X8 version of Darbuka comes in a very lightweight design which makes it very easy to carry around. It also features a hand-hammered dimpled pattern and a head made of standard Mylar head. Its collar is also tuned with four tuning bolts, plus a tuning wrench included in the package.


  • 14″ Tall
  • 8″ Diameter Head
  • Weight: 2.75 lbs
  • Mylar head
  • Includes Tuning wrench

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