The Drum With A Voice Like Thunder

15-Inch Thunder Drum

The THUNDER DRUM Is Sturdy, Reliable, Awesome!


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Thunder Drum Features:

  • Every Decorated Hoop Drum (not including Basic and Budget Drums) comes with a FREE Shamanic Empowerment Gift! Includes herbs & special piece of LIGHTNING-STRUCK wood on copper wire with emerald chips! 
  • All Thunder Drums come with a Custom Drumstick 
  • 15-Inch Maple Laminated Wood Frame, very wide for deep resonant sound
  • 1/4-Inch Rawhide Lacing
  • Rawhide Drum Head (whether from deer or elk, depending on availability. Colors vary from cream to gold to brown-ish, depending on drum heads available at the time I make them.
  • Up to 25 Feet of Suede Lacing And / Or Exclusive Select Bunching Yarn (colors and materials vary according to availability) is included on the Decorated Version
  • Handmade Drumstick features either suede cow or deer skin headpiece with suede deer skin or bunching yarn wrapped around handle with accents
  • Your drum is prepared in the Old Ways with ceremonies to assure an energetically cleansed and spiritually charged drum partner
  • Cannot be exported beyond U.S.


A Note About Decorations, Painting and Timing:


A decorated drum includes several feet of sumptuous deer suede lacing and/or bunched yarns (depends on availability) and beads meticulously wrapped and secured to your drum. This is a time consuming job, but well worthwhile in providing a comfortable grip and unsurpassed beauty to your healing ally drum.


Choose the Painted option to have your favorite totem animal (or other subject) painted on your drum.* The fee for one image is $65. (If you want more than one subject painted on the same drum, or if the artist determines that the subject is very complex and / or highly detailed like in a complex repeating pattern, there is an additional fee of $25 per subject. I will notify you if either of these conditions apply.) Please note: Bob will notify you when the artist can schedule your drum for painting, which can take a week or so once your drum is made.


*Due to the drums' popularity, I am now working on a delay of about two weeks before I can make your drum. 


Many thanks. --Bob 


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The Thunder Drum's deep voice lends texture and prominence to drum circles and sacred ceremonies alike.


  • 3.15 lb
  • Available
  • Generally ships in two weeks, or as soon as Bob can make it for you.1


photo of Shaman Bob leaning on his walking stick at home in the Kentucky woods
Shaman Bob at home in the Kentucky woods

Bob's Insights About the Thunder Drum


The largest hoop drum I make, the 15" (diameter) Thunder Drum is big on voice, and yet, you will find it to be quite lightweight. The rawhide drum head is very responsive, and resonates beautifully with the very strong laminated maple frame. In drum circles, the Thunder Drum's deep voice lends texture and prominence to the group, and in sacred ceremony, it resonates deeply within and without, in Earth and Sky, in heart and Spirit.


The Thunder Drum's form and function is made more pronounced by its ancient lineage of similar drums made since time began. Drums like these (minus, of course, the technology of modern laminating techniques) have been assembled since antiquity in the same way. Honestly, just holding such a drum and examining the lacing has the effect of connecting you with the ancestral power of the first drums and of the first people who made them as healing helpers. Their knowledge was awesome.


In that regard, I make all Sacred Shaman Drums in the same way, with respect for those who passed along the knowledge of how and why to make them, as well as for the deep reverence and gratitude necessary to assure the sacred character of the drums. So you are receiving not only a reliable drum, but also a sturdy and honored partner. There is also several feet of beautiful suede lacing and/or bunched yarn lacing wrapped around and beneath the drum in the decorated version. That's a lot of value added.


There is no need to strike this drum with power, for its deep voice and strong medicine bring you all the power you need.


May I make one for you now?


Recent Comments From Thunder Drum Buyers

examples of decorated drumsticks available from Shaman Drums And More
Decorated drumsticks are available

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The magnificent drum has arrived and I am impressed by not only the beautiful color of the hide but the great sound it produces. I will cherish this for a long time.


Thank You. -- Michigan



Hi Bob,

I want to let you know that the drum has arrived and it is wonderful! The sound is incredible. Heading out for a camping trip near the springs now and happy to have the drum along. So much appreciation for your work Bob! All blessings to you. --Florida


Good Evening Bob,

I wanted to let you know that the drum has arrived and it is magnificent, beautiful and oozing with amazing energy! You and Glen did an amazing job.So far this week I have very limited time so far this week but wanted to let you know I received it and that once I have spent some proper time with this fabulous creation I will write again soon! For now much gratitude and many many thanks for this absolute treasure!


Blessings of health to you and yours!


Namaste! --Maine



Hello Bob,
My drum has arrived safely! It's beautiful, I'm very pleased. Thank you. I'm excited to work with it.

With Gratitude. --Florida


Hi again!
Just to let you know, the drum is absolutely beautiful. The sound is wonderful even though it's still a baby. Everything "feels right" ( if that makes sense :-) )  I will smudge tomorrow and burn some of the herbs in the medicine bag.  I look forward to spending time with my new baby!

Again, thanks for doing such an awesome job on my drum, it was well worth the wait.

Blessings for a great new year! --Kentucky


My drum is absolutely amazing and I am so in love with her! The colors couldn't be any more perfect. I plan on doing the smudging ceremony with my son today. Absolutely perfect! --Kentucky



Hi Bob,
The drum arrived today and it is gorgeous. Even better than I could have imagined! Thank you so much. I'm so glad I found you!

I will treasure it for many years. :) -- Virginia



Hi, Bob,

She is incredible, beautiful, perfectly sacred. Thank you so much. Lak'ech ala k'in  -- California


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Today I got a surprise. The drum was reached me. I have just unpacked it and it was absolutely beautiful. I felt Konekt to drum immediately. It was absolutely perfect. The paint was also lovely. Greet Glenn Lewis from me to say thanks. Lots of thanks to you Bob. Thank you for surprises. Thanks for the lovely drum. Thanks for everything you've done. The drum was absolutely perfect. I have not tried it yet but I notice a lot of good energy from the drum. I'm so happy. --Norway


Hello Dear Bob,

This morning I received the Thunder Drum, thank you so much, I am so HAPPY and full of JOY with the result! Everything is so perfect! Packing perfect too!


This is really a wonderful piece of art, thanks you for the great care and work you did, and say also many thanks to your artist friend. I hope he had pleasure to paint this very symbolic wolf. I do love it!


I do hope I have a chance in the future to meet you personally to thank you.


Now is the time for me to discover shamanism with my old friend :-)


Warm greetings and many blessings to you and your family. --Claude in Switzerland



Hi, Bob!

Thank you so much!! I appreciate all of the care and love you put into my drum-- this drum sounds amazing! I so look forward to using it for years to come.  We are bonded now and we are family. I will be in touch and fill you in on our journey. 


Who knows I may be ordering more to come, I have a feeling my son will want his own.


Thank you again for all the love. Take great care my friend, until next time! Sending you lots of love and healing light.




(Purchased a painted TVD Thunder Drum and a painted Hummingbird Drum)

Bob.  WOW!!!!!
I have no proper words for our new drums. (We) are stunned. I knew they would be nice but they're beyond beautiful. God bless you and the artist for the work you do. I really don't know what to say. I will include you both in my meditation and prayers every day. I mean that.
God bless, Aho and Namaste. --John in New Jersey



Hi, Bob,

The drum arrived in the mail today. The box was damaged when it arrived, but thankfully the inside was safe and sound.


Words do little to express the joy I had taking it out of the box, seeing her for the first time. Lovely to behold and I could already feel her energy before I heard her voice. I sang from the 2nd floor down to the first, out onto the porch and down to the lake where I sang on the dock. A song of welcoming a new member of the family.


Many years shall will we travel together. I feel honored and privileged to have her on my altar.


Aho, Namaste and Blessed Be. --New Hampshire



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