Playground Productions Studio Offers Djembe Drum Repair & Maintenance

We offer djembe repair and maintenance, as well as other animal skin drums. We offer a Basic Repair Package and a Restore Package. Please note that an appointment is required for drop off and an assessment of the drum.

About the Basic Package

If you choose the Basic Package, we will tune your drum, as well as provide care to the head and shell. The Basic Package is recommended for drums that are in overall good condition, but just need tuning up that may have some minor cosmetic flaws.

About the Restore Package

The Restore Package is recommended for drums that need a complete overhaul and are generally not playable. In this package, we will reread your drum & tune your drum with new rope, repair any cracks and splits, as well as oil the shell. Ring replacement can also be added on to the Restore Package.

Djembe Repair Packages

Restore Package, Starts at $90

Includes everything in the basic package, plus reheading

  • Professional reheading with new rope
    • Does not include price of the head. Head must be provided by client but we can suggest retailers. Heads range from $40-$70.
  • Shell care and inspection
    • Repair of minor shell cracks and splits
    • Oiling of shell
  • Tuning
  • Optional: Rings replacement
    • $30 for all three rings or $10 per ring

Basic Package, Starts at $40

  • Tuning
  • Drum head care
  • Shell care and inspection
    • Repair of minor shell cracks and splits
    • Oiling of shell

Information about the Repair Process

Please contact us if you have a drum that needs repaired. You will be required to set-up an appointment to drop the drum off and have it assessed for what repairs or package is needed. 

An appointment is required.

Repair Time

Most djembe repairs have a 2-5 day turnaround, unless additional parts need to be ordered or unexpected circumstances cause a longer delay. All djembe repair and drum repair are done in house. Clients must drop-off and pick-up repairs at scheduled time at our location during office hours. Please note repairs cannot be done same day and we will provide you with an approximate pick-up date and time. An appointment is also required for pick up.