Premium PreMounted™ Bongo Heads: 7-1/4″ Macho

(8 customer reviews)



Premium PreMounted™ Bongo Heads: 7-1/4″ Macho are natural skins mounted on 3/16″ stainless steel flesh hoops. They are designed to fit drums with specific shells sizes and crown types right out of the box.

A wide variety of skin types and three color options make your PreMounted™ heads fully customizable to suit any application.

Skin thickness is recommended relative to the shell size- the larger the shell, the thicker the skin. This produces a balanced sound across the entire set of drums.

Bright and resonant sound with very crisp slaps, longer sustain and more overtones:

Bongo Macho: .8mm

Bongo Hembra: 1.2mm

Warm and classic sound with crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass and controlled overtones:

Bongo Macho: 1mm (recommended)

Bongo Hembra: 1.4mm (recommended)

Dry and woody sound with crisp slaps, shorter sustain and highly controlled overtones:

Bongo Macho: 1.2mm

Bongo Hembra: 1.6mm


Skin Types

Horse: Peruvian horse, very crisp slaps, bright/resonant tones, high action, ultra smooth and dense playing surface

Steer (Middle East): Middle Eastern steer, crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass, controlled overtones, warm and classic, medium action, very smooth and somewhat supple playing surface, ideal for live and studio, our shop favorite

Steer (Peru): Peruvian steer, crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass, highly controlled overtones, warm and classic, medium action, ideal for studio


These PreMounted Bongo Heads will fit:

LP Bongos

Accents Armando Peraza Signature(LP203XF·**), Durian Wood(LP201AX·D), Fiberglass(LP200XF·* *), Galaxy Fausto Cuevas Ill(LP794V-* *), Galaxy Fiberglass(LP794X), Galaxy Giovanni(LP793X), Generation II & Accent Wood(LP201AX·2**. LPA601·** ), Matador Custom Wood(LP-M301·** ), Matador Wood & Fiberglass(M201. M200F), Raul Rekow Signature(LP201AX·2RR8), Richie Gajate-Garcia(LP201AX·2RGM), Uptown Sculpted Ash(LP201 SA)

Meinl Bongos

Collection(CS400AWA-M), Fibercraft(FF8400* *), Professional(FWB400**), Woodcraft(WB400)

Pearl Bongos

Bobby Allende Signature Pearl(PBF300DXBA6** ), Elite Pearl(PBW300DX, PBF300DX), Folkloric Pearl(PBW300FCS26), Primero Signature Pearl(PEA-PF81008A642, PW8100RF534)

Toca Bongos

Kaman, Custom Deluxe Fiberglass(4600F**), Custom Deluxe Wood(4600**), Elite Pro Fiberglass(31708KB, 3170LHA), Elite Pro Wood(3170**), Limited Edition(4700**), Player’s Wood(2600)


Traditional Crown: rolled thick gauge, steel flat bar

Traditional Conga Crown

Comfort Curve 2 (X) Crown: note smooth ear, thick gauge steel, rim-radius curve


How To Measure Drum Size


Production times vary based on thickness, color and order volume. The typical required drying time is one week.

For answers to many common questions visit our FAQ. White glove customer service available.


Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 8.5 × 1.5 in
Crown Type

Comfort Curve 2 (X), Traditional

Skin Type

Horse, Steer (Middle East), Steer (Peru)

Skin Thickness

0.6mm 3X Thin, 0.8mm 2X Thin, 1.0mm Extra Thin, 1.2mm Thin

Skin Color

Natural, Amber, Chocolate

8 reviews for Premium PreMounted™ Bongo Heads: 7-1/4″ Macho

  1. Richard Garcia

    Very tight but got them on using bees wax. Love this texture of tone on my JCR bongo

  2. Swen

    Excellent info! These heads weren’t designed to fit JCR. Thanks again.

  3. Bongo Bergo

    The best I’ve ever played

  4. Jose Caro

  5. George Cintron

    A little expensive but happy with the product.

  6. Mario Garcia

    Amazing customer service.



  8. Marcos J.

    Great sound!

  9. Samuel Montgomery

    There is no finer, or equal quality available at any price.

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