February 23, 2018
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Listen to the drums made by this Maine craftsman

By Aislinn Sarnacki, BDN Staff
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Jim Doble of Union, Maine, is the founder and owner of Elemental Design, a business that specializes in the creation of percussion instruments. Doble recreates a variety traditional percussion instruments with a wide variety of materials, and he creates his own instruments. One of his most popular creations is called the Whale Drum, constructed out of an old propane tank, and in this video, he is in the midst of making one of these drums. Also in this video, we visit one of his most bizarre instruments, a giant drum he calls “the beast.” Made out of a large propane tank, the drum is designed to be played from the inside.


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