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MUNZ & SIMONSEN | Taiko parts

If you want to reskin your drum or build your own Taiko you have come to the right place for supplies: from drum bodies to drum skins to specially developed fittings and handles. Please contact us if you need any accessories or parts that are not listed here. We might be able to provide or manufacture the parts you needed. All prices are listed in our Taiko price list overview in PDF format »

 

Repairs, Special Orders & Replacement Parts

We have extensive experience in drum repairs and maintenance, and we will gladly accept your drum for repairs. We are also providing replacement parts, and we are open to any and all inquiries for custom-made orders. We will do our best to fulfill all requests, and we find solutions to most problems.

 

Drum Bodies

With our selection of high-quality drum body work pieces made from Elmwood in different stages of completion, we want to offer dedicated taiko self-builders an attractive alternative to coopered wine barrels. The carefully selected wood for our drum bodies has been artificially dried. The segments – in contrast to the cooper technique - are cut in curved shape using a band saw and glued to one another without applying tension. This guarantees that the drums do not get any cracks in centrally heated rooms later on. The thickness of the individual segments is matched to the drum size and lies between 35 and 40 mm. Turning the drum bodies on the lathe yields a perfectly circular drum skin surface with an even rim.

Drum Diameter Height
Miya Daiko 42 cm 50 cm
Miya Daiko 47 cm 60 cm
Miya Daiko 52 cm 70 cm
Miya Daiko 64 cm 80 cm
Miya Daiko 72 cm 90 cm

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Taiko Drum Body Construction

Our manufactory is available for special taiko drum body construction workshops. If you are able to gather at least five workshop participants, we can arrange a date where we will exclusively produce any desired number of taiko drum bodies. You can then stretch the drum skins at your own leisure at home. See also: Taiko Construction Workshops »

 

Taiko Handles

Taiko drums can be rather heavy and may need to be carried by several people. This is why larger Taikos often have carrying handles, which are often elaborately decorated in Japan. We have developed our own kind of carrying handles, whose simple design and high quality matches our other drums.

Exclusively available at Munz & Simonsen: Taiko carrying handles with anti-rattling mechanics.

Each taiko player knows the problem: the strong vibrations created while beating the drum cause the carrying handles to rattle and produce annoying noise. Wrapping the handles with cloth or tape to mask the rattling sound is bothersome and does not improve the looks of the drum. The Munz & Simonsen carrying handles feature small polyamide pins that are pressed against the handle ring by a spring. This mechanic – which is hidden from plain sight – keeps the carrying handles movable but prevents them from making any rattling noises.

Carrying Handle Base plate Ring Diameter Mounting material
Default - 100 mm included
Large decorated,
135x135 mm
Brass rosette,
100 mm
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Large decorated,
135x135 mm
Brass rosette,
120 mm
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Large decorated,
135x135 mm
Brass rosette,
135 mm
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Nails

Our nails have a head diameter of 20 mm and a matte black surface.

Packing unit Nails
Small up to 1,000 pcs.
Large from 1,000 pcs.

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