We just finished this set of solid shell Bata. The Iya and Itotele are ambrosia maple. The Okonkolo is sycamore. All the skins are Middle Eastern Steer.
I love the careful processing, unique grain and color variation of this matched set of Amber PreMounted Middle Eastern Steer.
A new shipment of 20″ diameter 1.2mm-3mm thick Middle Eastern Steer has arrived! Longstanding relationships with our suppliers allow us to offer top quality skins that are consistent in thickness, free of blemishes and sound great. This steer is classified as warm and classic with crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass and controlled overtones- our shop favorite. Also available as PreMounted™ heads.
The oak requinto has returned. Thanks Eric Pérez.
Eddie Glikin dropped off his fiberglass congas for an upgrade to Middle Eastern Steer. The hardware indicates Japanese origin. They are feather light.
Kenneth Metzker dropped of his custom painted 28″ tall LP Original 11″ quinto, 11.75″ conga and 12.5″ tumba for new skin upgrades to Middle Eastern Steer.
We recently refinished this set of Gon Bops congas and upgraded the skins to Middle Eastern Steer. This was a fun and rewarding project! Thanks for the opportunity Kevin!
Thank you for sharing your support, insights and knowledge Maestro Edgardo Cambon. Your contribution to our percussion community has always been positive- a ray of light.
It’s true, a high quality skin improves the sound and feel of a drum. We put a lot of time and energy into providing the highest quality skins available. It really comes down to relationships with our suppliers and desire to help others with upgrades in a transparent, honest and sustainable way. It’s also a great deal of fun!
The darker 80s Gon Bops shell in the back is one of three ‘Manito’ is refinishing for a friend.
The solid shell sycamore quinto is ready for hardware and a skin.
The thicknesses are 1.5mm on the 9.75″ requinto, 1.7mm on the 11″ quinto, 1.9mm on the 11.75″ conga and 2.1mm on the 12.5″ tumba. The sound is considered warm and classic with crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass and controlled overtones.