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:
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:
Super Tumba: 2.6mm
Traditional very dry and woody sound with the shortest sustain and next to no overtones.
Super Tumba: 2.8mm
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
Production times vary based on thickness, color and order volume. The typical required drying time for a 2.2mm skin is one week.
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