If you would like a ready made practice drum, the most economic way is to do-it-yourself (DIY) – the core of DIY Taiko. We do understand that the design has been revised into sophisticated construction, which requires a higher level of craftsmanship.
The price for a practice drum (for newest design, check Facebook updates) including (U.S. shipping from 32303) is US$350. Sometimes, prototype drums (containing more wears and holes) would be available for sale, which we only charge for material and shipping (no more than US$150).
Please read further and consider your options. We are proud of our innovative work and take ethic, quality, integrity and honesty very seriously. After that, if you still have questions, or would like to make an order, please contact email@example.com.
This site dedicates to original do-it-yourself projects, so people can lower the overall cost by avoiding the cost of labor. We have NO intention to make profit out of DIY Taiko. However, if for any reasons you would like us to build anything, labor and shipping cost must be added to the total cost.
Labor cost is estimated by time spent on acquiring materials, making a drum and shipping handling, which is about a full day.
Shipping cost is based on packaging materials and actual shipping cost for 10-15 pounds per package. Because the these drum are most likely to be “oversized”, the package might subject to the oversized shipping price.
FAQ: Why is “Pre-cut Kit” currently not available?
In the beginning of DIY Taiko, we had hope to provide a “kit” that would take less labor, yet easy to assemble by any grown-ups. This idea is determined to be impractical (click for detail explanation), which is why only ready made practice drum is available for built-to-order.
We, as the designer and maker, really mean it when we realized that it’s not a good idea.
Comparison of Naname Practice setup
Asano Taiko U.S.: real taiko – ~$3000 + shipping
kaDon: real taiko – $5280 + shipping
kaDon: compact setup – $395 + shipping
- Uchiwa-daiko (no handle) 1.2 shaku, closest to chu size = $195
- Uchiwa-daiko clamp = $120
- Yamaha Cymbal Stand (recommended by kaDon) = $80
- + shipping
- Not built for “ka” hitting.
DIY Tire/Tub Drum + chair: CHEAP!
- Cheapest DIY solution.
- Height and hitting angle are off, awkward to practice.
- Car tire/tub can be bulky.
DIY Taiko’s Naname Practice Taiko: Do-it-youself ($80 – 150), Ready-made: $350
- Adjustable height and angle for effective kata practice.
- Size of a folding chair for easy storage and transportation.