PreMounted Bongo Heads: 8″ Hembra


SKU: PMBH-1 Category:


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

Aspire Wood & Fiberglass (LPA601 f. **, LPA601 ·AW)

Performer Series Bongos

Meinl Bongos

Artist Luis Conte (LC300NT-M)

Headliner (HB100**)

Marathon (FW8 190** ), Marathon Designer (190LB**), Marathon Exclusive (FWB200**)

RAPC – Radial Ply Construct ion (MB400)


Additional information

Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 0.75 in
Skin Type

Dark Steer, Light Steer, Cow

Skin Thickness

Thick 1.6-2mm, Medium 1.3-1.6mm, Medium Thin 1-1.3mm, Thin 0.7-1mm