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Joyful Vibrations          
Hand Drums
Tom Stewart
711 Hastings Ave.
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 385-1523
or e-mail: toms@joyfuldrums.com

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Joyful Vibrations drums are hourglass shaped and resonate beautifully with full vibrant sounds. The drums have exceptional overtones reaching both the low and high end frequencies. Sound qualities ranging in similarity from an African style Djembe drum to those of an eastern style Doumbek drum can be achieved. A drummer friend suggested that I should call the drums "Doumbe" drums.

All drums are tunable with my specially designed hardware construction. They can be tuned quickly and simply by turning the tuning hooks with a small end wrench. ( I like the appearance of African laced drums but I haven't seen many that didn't need continual tuning). My hardware design is unobtrusive and out of the way of the hands when playing the drum.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced drummer, or a fine arts collector, or both, I invite you to browse the gallery of some of my recent pieces. The gallery selection will be continually changing so remember to bookmark this web site to see my most recent creations!

"The sound of my Joyful Vibrations drum is by far the best all-around hand drum in my collection. I have done many dates where it  has been the only drum I've used for multiple passes doing totally different parts. From the rich and round lows, the full mid tones, to  the beautifully articulated highs on the edge of the rim - the drum is a hand crafted wonder.  I am very happy with it." 

--- Michael Whalen 
(Emmy-winning film and TV composer, Koch Recording Artist, multi instrumentalist) 

"The beauty of Joyful Vibrations drums are matched only by their sound quality!"

--Scott Fitzgerald


Webmaster: Tom Stewart
Last updated: March 29,2012
E-mail: toms@joyfuldrums.com