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Guda Drum models and how to make the right choice

Dear Guda customers and guests of our website! I'm always happy to talk to our customers and give the advice but some questions are typical and I decided to write this short review to help you with choice of our drums.The most frequently asked questions are  "what model of Guda drum is the best for my purposes", "what model to choose" or "what is the difference between Guda models". 

Now we have 3 main types and several suptypes of Guda Drum. Main types are GUDA 2.0 (which has replaced the old model), Guda NEO and Guda Freezbee drum. Each type has several subtypes, you can find their short descriptions in the following table:

 

MODEL

SUBTYPE DESCRIPTION

GUDA DOUBLE

Our latest and most advanced model. Both sides of the instrument have tongues and its own tuning. It is more than just the instrument with 2 scales. We tune both sides in such way that the sound of first side is "starts" the second and on the contrary - if you play second side you can hear the sound of the first one. WE select matched scales, major for one side andminor for another (though we can tune both in major or minor)

Guda Double (8+8, 9+8, 9+9)

Guda Double have the same sizes and features as our Guda 2.0 Standard or Guda 2.0 Plus models. First side has double tongue construction at the first side and single tongue construction at thesecond side.The model could have 8+8 tongues, 9+8 tongues or 9+9 tongues

GUDA 2.0

Our flagman model. Has large sizes (500 mm), double tongue construction, variety of options and most advanced sound.

GUDA 2.0 replaced our old types (Guda Standard, Plus and Fx). It has premium materials (more quality and thick steel and else) and of course much better sound as well as playing capabilities.

Main feature of Guda 2.0 model is the double tongue construction which gives bright octave overtones which could be played separately or together with the main tone

All GUDA 2.0 models are equipped with premium quality backpack bags, rope decorations and removable wooden plugs with logo. Wooden plug is removable and it slightly changes the sound. It gives more bass and density when worn and more volume when pulled off. 

Available options: 

  • 8 (Standard) or 9 (Plus) notes
  • Optional aluminium bottom
  • Standard Brown Satin finishing (as default)
  • Black "Shagreen" finishing
  • "Golden" finishing
  • Variety of scales (incl. custom scales)
  • Standard or custom designs
  • Fx option (pickups and output jack)

Guda 2.0 Standard

GUDA 2.0 Standard tongue drum

Guda 2.0  Standard has 8 notes and the sound hole upside. The successor of our first classic model, replaced Guda Standard first generation. Has the same geometry but more solid steel and double tongue construction.

Guda 2.0 Plus

Guda Plus 2.0 tongue drum

Almost the same model as Guda 2.0 standard, the difference is that Guda 2.0 Plus has 9 notes (8 + 1 central bass note) and the hole at the bottom. This model is close to handpans not only because of its shape and octave overtones, it has the central bass note (a.k.a. "ding") which is usually tuned in the key (root) note of the scale. 

Guda 2.0 Standard Fx

Guda 2.0 Fx Standard

Exactly the same model as Guda 2.0 Standard, but has 4 internal pickups and the output 1/4" jack. Acoustically sounds exactly like Guda 2.0 Standard. Could be plugged in amplifier, combo, mixer, sound card, etc. 

Guda 2.0 Plus Fx

Guda Plus Fx 2.0, bottom side

Exactly the same model as Guda 2.0 Plus, but has 4 internal pickups and the output 1/4" jack. Acoustically sounds exactly like Guda 2.0 Plus or Standard. Could be plugged in amplifier, combo, mixer, sound card, etc. 

NEO

Neo model has moderate sizes (430 mm) and this is the main advantage of this model - it is very comfortable and friendly for player.  It has wide range of available notes and costs less than Guda 2.0 models. Has single tongue construction, though the sound of neo is loud enough.

As well as Guda 2.0 models, all NEOs are equipped with premium quality backpack bags, rope decorations and removable wooden plugs with logo

Available options: 

  • 8, 9  or 11 notes
  • Standard Brown Satin finishing (as default)
  • Black "Shagreen" finishing
  • "Golden" finishing
  • Variety of scales (incl. custom scales)
  • Standard or custom designs
  • Fx option (pickups and output jack)

Neo 8

Neo 8 drum

Basic Neo model. Like Guda Standard has 8 notes and the hole upside.

Neo 9

Neo Drum

Neo 9 has 8 notes in the circle and central bass note. The hole is at the bottom side

Neo 11

Guda Neo 11

This model has 11 notes - 10 in circle and 1 central bass note. Neo 11 gives additional capabilities for player - more notes, more tunes. 

Neo Fx (8, 9 or 11 notes)

Neo 9 Fx drum

All Neo models could be equipped with pickups. You can play Neo Fx unplugged (like acoustic version of Neo) or plugged in amplifier, combo, mixer, sound card, etc. 

FREEZBEE

Our most compact model. Ideal for outdoors - you can take several freezbees easily, the weight is 2.0 kg only. Freezbee drum has slim shape and 35 cm diameter. Freezbee has percussive"wooden" tone and despite of its sizes is loud enough to play with larger tongue drums and even handpans.

All freezbees come with free rope decorations by default, the bag is optional.

Available options: 

  • Standard Brown Satin finishing (as default)
  • Black "Shagreen" finishing
  • "Golden" finishing
  • Variety of scales (incl. custom scales)
  • Standard or custom designs

Freezbee drum

All Freezbee drums have 8 notes and made of stainless steel. The variety of scales and design are available. Please note that some of scales are tuned higher than the same scales for Guda 2.0. Freezbee has compact sizes and higher tunings sound better

 

 

Soon we will present some new models (as well as new designs, scales and options). Stay tuned and check our website for updates! :)

 

Contacts

Main Features

  • Bright clean sound with rich overtones
  • Unique technology
  • Main sound + octave harmonics
  • Beautiful original design
  • Custom scales and designs available
  • Premium materials

Customer Service

  • Personalized service
  • Fast terms of order execution
  • High quality workmanship and design
  • 4-7 days worldwide shipping
  • Discounts and bargain sales