Our drums are handcrafted in Indiana, USA, by our friend Wayne Manthey. They are made of all-natural hide, and are therefore subject to changes resulting from the various environments they are used in. The hide will naturally absorb moisture in humid climates, making it softer; or it can shrink in dry climates like Arizona.
If you receive a drum from us and it feels loose and/or sounds muted, Wayne suggests the following steps to acclimatize the drum's hide to the environment in which it will be played (please note: the following steps are meant as suggestions only; following them terminates eligibility for a refund for any reason):
If you have any questions, or are unsure about whether or not to try the steps listed above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.