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