shime-daiko

締太鼓(しめだいこ)

“tightened drum”; from verb shimeru = to close or tie tightly; smaller, high-toned drum with a one-piece wood body with heads are stretched and stitched over large metal rings, then pulled tight by rope or nowadays also metal hooks tightened by bolts, in contrast to the static tightening of a byō-uchi-daiko. Sizes are graded using a chō-gake scale all drums with roped heads are part of the shime-daiko family. These drums have a tremendous dynamic range if tied/tightened properly

Two rope-tightened and one bolt-tightened shime-daiko

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