The first stage of the process involves shaping the basis of the instrument: the TAUROMBODY. The central part around which everything revolves is the drum, a cylindrical tube.

The PVC pipes used are smooth and have 3 layers and a diameter of 110 mm or 125 mm. The dimensions refer to the outside of the pipe. The tubes are thick-walled: this means that the necessary tension can be built up. Tension that is necessary to correctly tighten the drumhead. And consequently ensures that a solid sound is made possible.
The thick wall allows holes to be drilled correctly, cut to the correct length. The length of the tube in its way allows the sounds of the instrument to resonate properly.

Properly crafting the Taurombody or drum requires attention. To make it simple, we have divided this phase into two separate parts. In each part, specific tools are used with corresponding techniques. A presentation of the 2 parts can be found to the right. You will also find an overview of the necessary tools and materials on this page.



At this stage, the PVC pipe is properly measured, cut to size, deburred and cleaned.


De PVC-buis is voorzien van talrijke gaten. De locatie, grootte van de gaten, zijn hierbij van groot belang.


 1.Hacksaw       2.Scouring sponge    3.Washing bowl     4.Multitool      5.Pencil       6.Scissors    7.Tape     8. Degreaser

1.Hacksaw 2. Scouring sponge 3.Wash bowl 4.Multitool 5.Pencil 6.Scissors 7.tape 8.Degreaser

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Drums in classical orchestras, jazz bands, pop groups are made of wood or metal. The most commonly used types of wood are maple and birch .
Manufacturers glue several layers of wood together to obtain the desired thickness of the drum. The number of layers can be deduced from the number at the mention ‘x-ply’. This can also often be easily seen on the edge of the shell. Many manufacturers offer various other options in addition to these three common types of wood.
As a metal raw material for drums can serve various types such as copper, steel, nickel, aluminum and bronze.
The raw material of the drum is not the only thing that determines the sound. The dimensions are important in determining the final pitch and character. The diameter of a drum affects the final pitch the most. The larger the diameter, the lower the tone of the drum. The depth determines the pitch to a lesser extent, but plays an important role in the projection of the sound. The thickness of the drum mainly determines resonance and volume. The thinner the drum, the more resonance. Increasing the thickness of the shell reduces resonance but increases volume.
Finally, the finish on the inside of the drum is also important. A kettle whose inside is quite rough will resonate less well than if the kettle has a smooth surface.

Several layers of wood are glued together to obtain the desired thickness of the drum.

The drum or taurom body is fundamental to the sound created, along with a variety of factors that influence Taurom’s timbre and tuning. The thin-walled PVC pipe has unique sound characteristics that are employed in a variety of ways when played:

Hitting the side of the drum or tubus with the drumstick produces a specific sound that contrasts sharply with the timbre of the beating surface. The alternating use of these striking surfaces gives the opportunity to experiment with pulse and afterbeat and, imitate certain drum rhythms.

Tapping finger tubes on the drum gives the opportunity to indicate tempo. Since the finger tubes are played with the supporting hand, a constant rhythm can be played.

– A difference in pitch and muffled sound is obtained by pressing the drum against a particular body part or object so that the tube is completely sealed.

1. The side of the drum is tapped by the drumstick.

2. Fingerpipes are played with the support hand.

3. The drum can be sealed by the body or certain objects.


1. Template

2. PVC drainage pipe

At this stage, you only need 2 materials to get started:

-a template
-a PVC drain pipe with a diameter of 110 mm or 125 mm

2 types of templates are provided: for 110 mm and 125 mm PVC pipes.

Of course, it is important that you choose the right template!

A PVC pipe is used for the supply or drainage of (dirty) water in and around the house. Two types of PVC pipes can be distinguished:

1.The PVC drain pipe is used for drainage of (dirty) water in and around the house. The drain pipe is made of PVC material and is composed of 3 separate layers.

2.The PVC pressure pipe is used to supply pressurized water in and around the home. So it is important that the PVC pressure pipe can handle a certain water pressure and is thick-walled.


The PVC pipes offered have a smooth wall. The wall roughness (smoothness of the inner wall) affects the flow rate of the (waste) water and thus the flow rate.

Consequently, the wall roughness affects the cost of maintenance. With a low wall roughness, the pipe functions better because the attachment and deposition of dirt is limited.
PVC sewer pipes are durable. They are resistant to the chemicals in normal wastewater, ensuring a long life.

Sewer pipes come in different pipe classes. The class number indicates the rigidity of the pipe. It is determined by the ratio of outside diameter to wall thickness. For this, the greater the wall thickness is, the lower the class number.

For example:
Outside diameter: 160
Wall thickness: 4.7
Class number: 160 : 4.7 = ±34