Skin matters! The type of skin, the thickness, consistency and evenness all play an important role in your drums sound. Almost any drum made can indeed be made to sound much much better by carefully choosing and correctly mounting the proper skin to balance the particular drum shells inherent qualities. If the skin is too thin you may loose full tone and may add ring. If the skin is to thick you can dull tone and loose bass. When a drum is too ringy you want to use a thicker skin. Most djembes need thicker skins. In this video I play one of my least favorite drums fitted with a fantastic Manito percussion mule skin. Please mention or use coupon code 007 when ordering any kind of skin from Manito …
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In my experience over the years with conga drums and conga skins I have found that there is no best skin. It is what skin best suits your needs. Do you have an old conga drum, bongos or other hand drums lying around because they don’t sound good? Putting on a new head is relatively easy and can transform the sound of almost any drum instantly! Here is an article I wrote on picking skins you might find valuable. A good conga drum or bongo skin can make an average drum sound much better. A great or perfectly matched skin can make almost any drum sound good and can make a great drum perfect. For me it is about putting the right skin on the shell I already have. For …
I was just going through Manito Percussions web page and thought these skins might be of interest to some of you. The skin on your drum makes a huge difference in the sound quality of your instrument and unfortunately many drums, even high end conga drums have the skins, (or “heads” as some people call them), selected randomly.
Here is a list of skin suppliers. I am sure there are some other suppliers but this will give you a great start if you are looking for some new skins for your conga drums or djembe drums. If you have any suppliers you would like to add please let me know and I will add them to the list here.
Este fue elaborado por un tipo llamado James en el foro conga. Gracias James.
Estoy seguro de que hay algunos otros proveedores, pero esto le dará un buen comienzo si usted está buscando algunos nuevos skins para sus congas o tambores djembe. Si usted tiene cualquiera de los proveedores que le gustaría agregar por favor hágamelo saber y voy a agregar a la lista aquí.