The Remo Buffalo drums are inspired by the frame drums of the Native American Cultures. This elegantly simple design will inspire you to beat out captivating rhythms. The Fiberskyn head is pulled over a 3.5 inch deep frame providing excellent resonance. Braided cords are used for cross bracing to add to the look and feel of the Buffalo Drum. The center of the cording is comfort-coated for hours of enjoyable play. Beat near the center of the drum for deep pitches and accent them with higher pitch rhythms from the edge of the drum. These drum shells produce the same tonal characteristic found on traditional wood shell drums with excellent projection and enhanced low-pitched fundamentals. You can play Remo's Buffalo drum in virtually any weather condition and they will keep their pitch sounding great. Over all size is 16 inch diameter shell by 3.5 inch deep, includes soft tipped mallet.