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A drumheller harp was a type of brown percussion instrument consisting of a wide circular base with a central pole with three O'Tawa cymbals and then a tryna chime at the top. An additional pole extended from one side of the base with a screamer gong at the top. Atleast six optional centressar strings could be strung between the base and the lowest of the cymbals, which was also the largest.[1]

In 4 ABY,[3] the Max Rebo Band's Weequay drummer, Ak-rev,[4] played a drumheller harp alongside a much larger drum in the throne room of the crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure's palace on the planet Tatooine. During a performance of the song "Jedi Rocks," he alternated between playing the large drum with both drum sticks and the screamer gong and O'Tawa cymbals on his drumheller harp with one drum stick.[2]

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A drumheller harp first appeared in the 1997 Special Edition re-release of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, having been added in new footage to Max Rebo Band scene in Jabba's Palace.[2] In the new Star Wars canon, the instrument was first identified in the 2017 reference book Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia,[1] although the name originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where it was first used in the 1998 reference book Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, which was written by David West Reynolds.[5]

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