What is the gdrum (formerly Garrahand)?

A melodic, electro-acoustic percussion instrument that you can intuitively play with your hands.

A lightweight drum you can connect with loopers and FX pedals through its patent-pending isolated microphone to create inimitable sounds.

Thanks to its proprietary tuning system and its 7 tongues (14 combining 2 drums) you can set up the Garrahand to virtually any scale and perform over any style of music.

Utilized by musicians performing with mega-stars like Sting, Shakira, Björk, and Peter Gabriel, more than 5000 units have been sold since 2007.

Easier tuning, more color

  • NEW: Red, blue and Grey raw colors.

  • NEW: easy access to the tuning mechanism - no screws to unmount.

  • Proprietary tuning mechanism. You can build almost any scale/mode you want within 2+ octaves of range.

  • Patent pending microphone technology captures only the pure sound of the tongues and isolates it from all other sources. Sounds great unplugged too!

  • XLR balanced and 1/4 jack unbalanced outputs - direct box circuitry included within the intrument.

  • Panasonic and Neutrik made electronics.

  • Volume control.

  • Cymbal holder included: it can be held by any standard cymbal holder for use within a drum set.

  • Minimal size and weight.

  • 1 year international limited-warranty

And...how does it sound?

Watch and listen to it played by these Artists.


An instrument of this complexity is only limited by one’s imagination […] It’s a highly intuitive instrument that will no doubt earn itself legions of fans - and with highly respected endorsers around the world (including Pete Lockett), its reputation is spreading fast. Whether you play it un-amplified as a meditative cure to life’s pressures or push the boundaries with cutting-edge FX treatments, either on its own or as part of your set-up, Garrahand’s gdrum will challenge preconceptions whilst being superb fun too.

— Rhythm magazine, UK, 10/10/2010. Rating: 4/5 stars

This compact and portable instrument combines a clever design and unique sound for percussionist and music therapist alike. [...] A short slap or flick with the fingertips produces the purest of notes, as with a hand drum.

— Drummer magazine, UK, 9/15/2010

Federico Parra and Ary Lacanna have created one of the world’s most intriguing musical instruments, the Garrahand gdrum.

— Drum! Magazine, US, 12/11/2009

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