Bear, Buffalo, Elk, Horse and Moose Drums and Rattles

Steven Kauder

Care for a Shaman Drum

If your drum is too cold, let it warm slowly.
If your drum is too hot, let it cool slowly.
If your drum is wet, let it dry slowly.

I have retired after 20 blessed years of drum making. Click here to see drums from my personal collection.

Make a Drum Bag some of my clients have:

A client made this fabulous drum cover

A client made this amazing drum cover

Storing Your Drum

Store your drum in a place of relatively constant humidity
and temperature. A very good place to keep your
drum is a closet in the middle of your home.

Buy a Drum Bag

Superior brand drum bag

Superior Bodhran TrailPak I

This is the best drum bag I have found.
Size: 18.5 in. x 4 in. (47 cm x 10 cm).

When I last looked, these were available
for around $30 from

Make a Desiccant

You can prevent your drum from losing
its tone by storing it with a desiccant.

Put some rice in a very large plastic bag
and then place your drum in the bag.

Seal the bag and let it sit for a day or two.
This should tighten up your drum.

Buy a Desiccant Bag

Large desiccant bag

When I last looked, a 1-lb/448-g desiccant bag
was available for around $15 from

I provided additional Drum Care Instructions
with every drum and drum kit.

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