Premium PreMounted™ Conga Heads: Meinl

(6 customer reviews)


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Premium PreMounted™ Conga Heads are natural skins mounted on 1/4″ round 304 stainless steel flesh hoops. They are designed to fit drums with specific shell sizes and crown types right out of the box.

A wide variety of skin types, thicknesses 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:

Requinto:  1.6mm

Quinto: 1.6mm

Conga: 1.8mm

Tumba: 2mm

Super Tumba: 2.2mm

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

Requinto:  1.8mm (recommended)

Quinto: 1.8mm (recommended)

Conga: 2mm (recommended)

Tumba: 2.2mm (recommended)

Super Tumba: 2.4mm (recommended)

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

Requinto:  2mm

Quinto: 2mm

Conga: 2.2mm

Tumba: 2.4mm

Super Tumba: 2.6mm

Traditional very dry and woody sound with the shortest sustain and next to no overtones.

Requinto:  2.2mm

Quinto: 2.2mm

Conga: 2.4mm

Tumba: 2.6mm

Super Tumba: 2.8mm


Skin Types

Black Gold™: Brazilian buffalo, warm tones, rich bass, medium action, slightly dimpled supple playing surface

Fat Cat™: Middle Eastern Nili Ravi buffalo, dry/woody tones, low action, smooth and dense playing surface, ideal for folkloric styles

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

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


How To Measure Drum Size

This is an 11″ quinto.


Production times vary based on thickness, color and order volume. The typical required drying time for a 2.2mm skin is one week.

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

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 15.5 × 15.5 × 2 in
Skin Type

Black Gold™, Fat Cat™, Steer (Middle East), Steer (Peru)

Skin Thickness

1.6mm Medium, 1.8mm Medium Thick, 2.0mm Thick, 2.2mm Extra Thick, 2.4mm Extra Thick, 2.6mm 2X Thick, 2.8mm 2X Thick, 3.0mm 3X Thick

Skin Color

Natural, Amber, Chocolate

Drum Size

11" Quinto, 11.75" Conga, 12.5" Tumba

Crown Type

Meinl SSR, Meinl TTR

6 reviews for Premium PreMounted™ Conga Heads: Meinl

  1. Benny Berckmoes

    very nice service and product!

  2. Michael R Muldoon

    I called the shop with a vague description of the sound I wanted and the problem I
    have been trying to solve with
    the tumba especially. Swin (not sure of the spelling), came up with the perfect heads. I have struggled with the sound of the tumba for as long as I’ve had it, but not any more. The heads look, sound and feel fantastic. I am looking forward to ordering Bongo heads next. Highly recommend Manito Percussion.

  3. Vit Halska

    Done properly…

  4. Benny Berckmoes

    Nice congahead thanks 🤗👌

  5. Victor Rivera

    Top quality expertly pre-mounted head. Looks and sounds awesome!

  6. Christian Oquendo

    Great conga heads! The descriptions about the thickness and the sound they produce in the pre-mounted ones is spot on. I have purchased both, the skins and installed them myself and I just purchased pre-mounted and I have been very satisfied with both type of products. For the skins and installation, Swen worked with me tirelessly as I needed to get flesh hoops as well. It was my first time changing conga heads and the help was fantastic. I continue to recommend you guys each time people ask me where I got my skins. Especially when they see the sound produced by them on bottom of the line CP congas. Keep up the good work!

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