Based in Santa Cruz, CA, we tend to be open minded and easy going, but please do not misunderstand; we do
not lack passion.
African, Middle Eastern, Indian, Native American, Asian, South American - we love hand drums from every
corner of the world and know that no instrument in the world can make hair stand at attention like a well-
The Drum Doctor has a particular passion for making ailing drums whole again. Few things in life are more
rewarding than restoring full voice to a muted djembe. We love to repair frame drums, and are eager to
rehead tablas. We have years of experience repairing hand drums from all over the world.
Whatever ills your instrument may be suffering, the prognosis is good. The Drum Dr. has taken this oath:
This is no idle promise; it is our mission.
It is unlikely that your beloved old hand drum was created with you in mind. It's more likely that she was born
to a generic context, very possibly en masse. We will consult with you in order to determine your particular
needs--and hers, and we will dedicate ourselves to fulfilling those needs.
When we are done with the repair of your hand drum, she will be one of a kind and she will sound better
Read what some of our clients have to say about the work we do:
We're located in Watsonville, CA, easily accessible to anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area, San
Jose/Silicon Valley, Salinas Valley and the Monterey Bay, but don't worry if you don't live in our neck of the woods.
We have years of shipping experience. If you need help with this, or have any other questions, please
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+1 (831) 428-6626 or email us at