Buk

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MUNZ & SIMONSEN | Buk

The Buk (or Puk) originates from South Korea. It is a barrel drum with two drum skins, where the smaller versions are carried and played by hand, while the bigger ones are mounted in a frame. Accompanying traditional songs, the right drum skin and the drum body are hit with a long, thin drumstick, while the left drum skin is hit either with the palm or the finger tips. When used in ritual songs or ceremonies in Korean Buddhism, the Buk is played by a priest. It is also used in shamanism.

 

Our Buks have a persistent, voluminous sound. We are building Buks in three standard sizes, and we also offer Buks in special sizes on request. For instance, the taiko group Masadaiko from Bremen is playing one of our drums built in Buk style with a diameter of 1,80 m. The Buk drumming group Buk'n Beat from the area of Hanau is drumming exclusively on Munz & Simonsen Buks.

 

We are offering Buks in three standard sizes. Additionally we also manufacture Buks, drum stands and drum sticks for Buks according to your personal specifications.

 


Buk drum body

Drum Body |

The drum body of our Buks is made from selected elm wood segments which are glued in place without tension. The oiled surface showcases the beautiful natural grain of the individual staves.



Drum Skins |

Our drum skins are exclusively sourced from local Rotbunter Allgäuer Rinder cows. These skins are so resilient that they will last many years even with intense professional usage.



Metal Fittings |

Thanks to a clever and sturdy tuning mechanism – and in contrast to its Korean and Japanese inspirations - the pitch of our Buks can be easily adjusted - with a standard hex key.



Drum Stands |

We are also manufacturing drum stands for our Buks, where they can be mounted in just the same way as the traditional drums. We will gladly incorporate any special wishes or requirements you might have into the design of the Buk drum stand.

We are offering Buks in three standard sizes. Additionally we also manufacture Buks, drum stands and drum sticks for Buks according to your personal specifications. Call us, we are happy to help. A pair of drumsticks are included when buying a buk.

Tunable Buk Skin Diameter Drum body depth
Buk 50 50 cm 35 cm
Buk 70 70 cm 45 cm
Buk 90 90 cm 50 cm

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