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Knock on Wood Pro quality 5mm rope with Rasta fleck

Pro quality 5mm rope Bk with Rasta colours
  • £0.99

Code: BOB04-Rasta

Professional Grade Pre-Stretched 5mm braided djembe rope with red green and gold fleck Full description

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  • Pro quality djembe tuning rope
  • German professional quality
  • Black with Rasta Colour fleck - Red Green & Yellow
  • 5mm round
  • Braided construction
  • No stretch !!!
  • Priced per metre - please state the number of metres you need in the quantity box


There are 3 pieces of rope on a djembe : One rope makes the loops around the top ring. A second rope makes the loops around the bottom ring. A third, main rope goes up & down the drum, then round & round to make the Mali weave (fine tuning). When buying rope it is better to be a little generous, as the cost per metre is low, but the frustration can be very high if you run short !

For the top and bottom (looping) ropes which are attached to the rings

To decide the length of rope for the top and/or bottom rings, measure the circumference around each ring and TRIPLE it. If you can't measure the circumference, you can calculate it as the drum diameter x 3.5.  NB -If your loops are small and close together please mulitply by 4

EXAMPLE : A drum has a 30cm (12inch) nominal diameter, so the ring circumference will be about 105cm (42inches ) The top-ring rope length should be 3 x 105 = 315cm  3.15metres  (3x42 = 126inches)               Buy generous at 4 metres

Do the same for the bottom ring (approx 50cm circumference = 1.5metres rope) Buy generous at 2 metres

For the main rope

There are three ways to arrive at the length for the main rope

1) measure your old rope and buy the same length if it was satisfactory.

2) measure the height of the bowl of the drum and multiply by the number of times the rope goes up or down the drum, then add about 3 metres for slack & tuning.

3) measure the height of the bowl of the drum and multiply by TWICE the number of loops on the top ring then add about 3 metres for slack & tuning.

EXAMPLE : An average quality, 12 inch drum has 22 loops on the top ring, so the rope passes up or down the drum 44 times, at 32cm each time. The rope length should therefore be  44 x 32cm = 1408cm  (14meters and 8cm). Add 3 metres and buy 17 metres.

NB good quality drums can have as many as 36 loops/ 72 passes, and may need as much as 27 metres for the main rope.

Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched within 48 hours if at all possible

Orders received from around Friday midday will go out the following Monday

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Knock on Wood is happy to refund your purchase within 14 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging)

Goods must be returned to Knock on Wood together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

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