PreMounted Bongo Head Combo: 7 1/4″ Macho and 8 5/8″ Hembra


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Premounted Bongo Head Combo includes (1) 7″ Macho head and (1) 8 5/8″ Hembra head

We’ve done the work for you by mounting the skin on cold rolled 1/4″ Stainless Steel rings for extreme durability. The ring will neither rust, nor bend out of round.  Our stainless steel flesh hoops are much stronger than the flesh hoops used in stock heads.

For a traditional “Salsa” sound, we recommend a thin horse skin for the Macho(small drum)and the medium thin steer skin for the Hembra (large drum).   Steer skin gives the hembra a deep tone and creates that traditional bongo sound heard on so many recordings.  Horse skin is very dense and it will give the macho incredibly crisp slaps and cutting volume.  Thicker steer skin will give the woody Bachata type sound.

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), Valje(LPV1400·**)

Meinl Bongos

Collection(CS400AWA-M), Fibercraft(FF8400* *), Professional(FWB400**), Woodcraft(W8400)

Pearl Bongos

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

Gon Bops Bongos

Alex Acuna(AA0785N), Alex Acuna Special Edition(AA0785SE), California(CA0785**), Fiesta(FS785**), Mariano(MBBG), Tumbao(TP0785**)

Toca Bongos

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

Additional information

Weight 1.8 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 0.75 in
Macho Skin Type

Natural Horse, Dark Horse, Honey Steer, Dark Steer

Macho Skin Thickness

Medium Thin 1-1.3mm, Thin 0.7-1mm, Extra Thin <0.7mm

Hembra Skin Type

Brown Steer, Honey Steer, Cow

Hembra Skin Thickness

Thick 1.6-2mm, Medium 1.3-1.6mm, Medium Thin 1-1.3mm

Crown Type

Comfort Curve, Traditional