Unparalleled sound quality and playing comfort. This Apex Djembe is lightweight and features an elegant plated-steel-radius counterhoop that feels great from the first beat. The specially engineered tuning brackets boast inverted, recessed tuning hooks that allow you to tune the drum with ease. The Apex Djembe will perform to your highest expectations for all levels of drumming. Its synthetic Skyndeep Black Goat Stripe graphic drumhead screams volumes for any drumming activity, and will stay in tune in all weather. The Skyndeep drumhead features a small removable Sound Control foam dot under the drumhead. This feature produces less overtones for a more focused and dryer, animal-like bass tone and rich slap tones. The Apex Djembe is manufactured using a traditional carved djembe design and molded from ABS durable plastic materials.