Pearl’s Ocean Drum features micro steel balls sealed inside a double headed 16″ frame drum with one Goat Skin head and one synthetic head, each producing distinctly different sounds.
The natural Goat Skin head produces a more controlled sound while the clear Mylar head generates greater projection. Rolling the steel balls at different speeds, and starting and stopping produces sounds from soothing wave to crashing tides.
The drum’s solid wood shell is finished in satin black lacquer.
The ocean drum is held by the frame, with the heads horizontal, and played by rotating the wrists so the drum gently tilts around and around. The metal beads inside roll over the bottom head creating the sound. Different speeds produce different sounds and each head produces a different sound. Stopping and starting suddenly creates crashing wave sounds.