Remo E1-1316-BE 16" Bahia Bass Buffalo Drum

Brand: Remo

Item: #203746
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MSRP: $105.10

Our Perspective

The Bass Buffalo Drum is a favorite of mine because of its deep rich bass tone. It's a beautiful sound! This drum looks sharp with the all black frame and head. It is great in a classroom setting due to the cross rope handle which makes it good for teacher demonstration. - Jeanna


The Buffalo Bahia black earth drum is equipped with a rope handle and a Bahia Bass synthetic drumhead which produces a pure soothing bass tone when struck with the soft mallet included.
16" x 3.5”



5.0 (based on 11 customer reviews)


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I love the sound of this drum! I have found the mallet that comes with it doesn't do it justice. Something with a harder tip really brings out the depth of this drum.
Elena R on Oct 7, 2013
Deepest sound buffalo drum that isn't too big for me
Edith P on Jun 6, 2013
I love the sound of this drum! I have found the mallet that comes with it doesn't do it justice. Something with a harder tip really brings out the depth of this drum.
Elena R on Oct 7, 2013
Great bass sound - deep, rich and warm.
Ana J on Aug 9, 2013
Deepest sound buffalo drum that isn't too big for me
Edith P on Jun 6, 2013
This drum has a beautiful soft deep sound. I am looking forward to having one for myself.
Christine Z on May 2, 2013
I was called to purchase this drum for my shamanic work.
Leslie H on Feb 14, 2013
This drum will be for use in shamanic drumming. I'm really drawn to and looking for a deep bass sound. After watching the very helpful youtube video highlighting this drum and the other Remo Buffalo Drums, I decided this one was for me!
Suzanne W on Feb 12, 2013
To use during a Reiki session.
Debra C on Jan 30, 2013
soft, gentle, soothing stimulation for vent patients
s s on Jan 28, 2013
I am a Shamanic Practitioner and a drum is a big part of my work. A shamanic friend of mine had one at a recent gathering
Nancy A on Jan 19, 2013
Always looking for new drum sounds to add to my collection.
Diane W on Dec 26, 2012
I thought the bass would suit my husband, I hope he will want to participate in our
drumming circle.
Carolyn S on Dec 8, 2012
I was shopping for a Remo Buffalo Drum and found your site. Your informational video helped me tremendously. I had not seen the Bahia drum before and loved its tone. It's hard to shop for a drum online without hearing how it sounds. So - your video did it for me. Thanks.
Linda B on Nov 19, 2012
Last night I attended a healing rhythms drum circle. The facilitator had recently purchased this drum. After hearing the sound of this drum compared to the basic buffalo drum that I have, I realized I had to have this drum in my collection. And so it is!
Shana K on Nov 17, 2012
Because I was drumming with Will Schmid a few weeks ago and got the opportunity actually play this drum - it is FANTASTIC! Marvelous sound!
Marilyn L on Nov 13, 2012
Because when I heard it played I couldn't believe that it could sound so low and booming with it being relatively small in size. A great sound!
Liza C on Nov 5, 2012
I am a Shamanicic practitioner and the tone quality was amazing
Jessica R on Oct 24, 2012
The depth of sound is amazing. The vibrations produced are truly healing.
Cynthia G on Sep 9, 2012
For teaching shamanic classes
Donna C on Sep 6, 2012
A recommendation from a colleague .
Margot J on Aug 7, 2012
I heard and played it at a World Music Drumming workshop and loved the sound and quality of the instrument.
Martha J on Aug 3, 2012
Sounds great
Mary P on Jul 25, 2012
love that it's like a travelling surdo!
Michael J on Jul 13, 2012
Used friends, liked the sound produced
Jeffery C on Jun 11, 2012
Reputedly a deep bass sound, synthetic head; for shamanic work.
John L on May 26, 2012
Said to have wonderful native sound and deep base tones
Susan D on May 18, 2012
I used this drum while in SoCal for a HealthRHYTHMS training session and I really liked the deep base sound it gave off, surprising since most drums that give a base sound like that are huge and this one in comparison is small, plus the materials are more durable for travel and weather compared to handmade wooden frame style drums, not that I don't love those because I do, but this one does travel nicely.
Jana B on Mar 25, 2012
size, bass, color
Eric M on Jan 31, 2012
My friend had a set; loved the sound
Joan P on Jan 31, 2012
Love this drum! Bought it after using at a World Drumming Course.
Bonnie C on Dec 31, 2011
I have a 14" Remo synthetic buffalo drum, and it is great for travel for it withstands it's great sound under all weather conditions.
Sirena S on Nov 28, 2011
Great bass sound - deep, rich and warm.
Ana J on Aug 9, 2013
This drum has a beautiful soft deep sound. I am looking forward to having one for myself.
Christine Z on May 2, 2013
how do you use this drum in music therapy? I work with dementia, geriatrics, vent patients in sleep states.
s s on Jan 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
I am a massage therapist and energy worker/facilitator. I have been incorporating drumming in every session for about the last year. I have a few different drums that I interchange as I am guided to do. Each of the drums has a different tone/sound, which resonates with different chakras (parts energy centers of the body). Drumming is s representation of the heartbeat of mother earth and our heart beat. So, when someone (can also be plants, animals etc) listens to the drumming or has it in there space, I have found that within 10-12 min they are in a different state of consciousness and much healing/ shifting can take place.
Often the drum is played at a regular beat however, sometimes it is like a song comes through that contains variations of speed and depth of each beat.
The people that you have mentioned as clients often require much healing and shifting as they are beings that have lived different generations-ones of many issues. From my experience, many have had challenging childhoods as far as being loved, knowing what love is, acceptance etc. So, in my opinion drumming can assist in the process of shifting and healing so that perhaps in their days to come and lifetimes to come life will be different -more of peace, love and the heart only knows love. It is the brain that creates all other emotions.
I would definitely recommend drumming. Having more that 1 would be an asset. The ocean drum is nice too.

Hope that this may provide you with some guidance.
Blessings of love, light and rainbows,
I use tons of Remo products, and generally find them outstanding. I was a little disappointed in the random high pitches that combine with the fundamental bass tone of the 16" buffalo drum. I never got any of those with their sound shapes or pre-tuned hand drums. Has anyone noticed this? Any retro-fixes to tame the ringing? Thanks.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Every Native style frame drum I own, have played, and experienced, from synthetic heads to natural skin heads have this quality of sound to them...a slight high ring with the deep drone. Of course, some vary with how much of the high tone is experienced. I take it as part of the style of drum. This, I have found, is a natural sound quality these drums carry. I have this remo drum, as well as a 14" synthetic head as well. I find them very authentic to the style and what this drum is traditionally used for. Of course, playing it closer to the frame edge will also give you a higher tone. I think the synthetic heads tend to give you more of a high ring than skin heads, but the synthetic are much better for travel and climate changes. Hope this helps.
What is the good way to take care of the surface of the drum? How should I clean it?
Yumi S on Mar 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I believe we were told at the HealthRhythms training to use mild detergent and water. Do NOT use anything with alcohol in it. It is made from recycled plastic so may be more durable than one would think.

It is a WONDERFUL drum. Many have used it for chakra therapy. Enjoy!
Hi How much to ship Bahia buffalo remo to the UK please?
Naomy r on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: International postage changes frequently. Please call us at 800-397-9378 for a shipping estimate.
can this be played with fingers as a frame drum?
A shopper on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it definitely can. It does come with the mallet so you have that option as well, but it is definitely considered a hand drum, too.
My question is about orff instruments. I need the little rubber pegs that go between the bars. Several of mine have broken off this year. Thanks so much?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2012
BEST ANSWER: For more information on Orff instrument replacement parts, click on the following link:

You will need to know which brand you instruments are, and also which model if possible. If you are unsure as to which of the parts listed, when you follow the above link, will work for your instrument, please give us a call at 1-800-397-9378 and one of our customer service specialists will be able to assist you.
Is a synthetic drumhead a quality drumhead?

A shopper on May 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Synthetic heads have a few advantages over natural skin heads. According to the website, "They're ubiquitous, convenient, inexpensive, consistent, low maintenance and weatherproof."

Nothing will give you exactly the same sound as a skin head, but the plastic heads, especially the Bahia heads, provide a good quality sound.
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