Meinl Doumbeks come from the same geographical points of origin as the darbukas, and are a favorite choice of drum for percussionists world-wide. Meinl doumbeks feature an ergonomic, Egyptian-style rounded rim with internal tuning lugs and a synthetic head. The bearing edge is carefully machined to assure consistent tuning. These doumbeks are well suited for fast finger-roll techniques and have a strong projection. The hand-engraved silver-on-black aluminum shell on this drum truly stands out.