Bedug A bedug is a large double-barreled drum with water buffalo leather on both sides. Unlike the more frequently used kendang, the bedug is suspended from a rack and played with a padded mallet and is not adjustable. The bedug is as large or larger than the largest kendang and generally has a deeper and duller sound. The drum has pegs holding the two identical heads in place similar to the Japanese taiko.

Bedug actually comes from India and China . Based on the legend of Cheng Ho of China, when Admiral Cheng Ho came to Semarang , they were welcomed by the King of Java at that time. Then, when Cheng Ho was about to leave, and was about to give a present, the king of Semarang said that he only wanted to hear the drum sound from the mosque . Since then, the drum has become part of the mosque, as in China , Korea and Japan , which positioned the drum in the temples as a means of religious ritual communication. In Indonesia, an ordinary drum is sounded for notices of prayer time or prayer. When the Orbian ruling drum has been removed from the mosque and mosque because it contains elements of non-Islamic. Bedug is replaced by loudspeakers. This was done by modernist Islamists, but NU citizens took up the resistance so that now there are still many mosques that defend the drum.