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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby apollo » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:14 am



Wow, that's awesome! I will give him a call tomorrow. Me living on the west coast, If I call after work, the rest of the country closed for the day.
Thanks pcastag. If I can judge a person by their text, you sure seem like a pretty cool dude.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby pcastag » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:36 am

LOL, plenty here would disagree. Can't guarantee that the link is good, but I can vouch for the quality of Bill's work. Super nice smooth skins, great sound, last a lifetime. Good luck! I'll keep looking for a way to get ahold of him, I am in texas ya know!
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby bengon » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:30 pm

Does anybody have any tips on cutting a full rawhide down to heads? I'm re-heading a bunch of drums (conga, bata, bongos- 17 heads in all!) and am kinda lost. I'm thinking about just buying a full side and going from there. Any info would be much appreciated.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Marcus » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:33 pm

Begon,

hmmm, I did that once and learned a lot. 1) have a sharp knife. There are utility knifes with hooked blades and good handles and buy replacements. 2) do not use the spine, maybe for a DunDun but certainly not for any other drum head. 3) if the hide comes rolled it is real difficult to lay flat and cut. 4) Hope your arms and hands are as tough as the hide. 5) About 4 inches on each side depending. I just ordered 18" for Quinto and 20" for Conga & Tumba.

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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby pcastag » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:19 pm

Dude, get some tin snips or used garden shears. Easy money. Trace out some circles and cut away, I've done it lots of times. Bill Confer used to sell whole hides. you could get six drums and a set of bingos out of one for like 120 bucks! Wish you could still do that today!
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby pcastag » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:49 pm

Looks like you can get a side from stern for about180

http://www.sterntanning.com/RETAIL_DRUM ... 8-7-11.pdf
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Mr.Rumba » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:20 am

Jaisen Torres a conga forum member here has awesome Mule skin. It really transformed my old LP's. Please check out this video and let me know what you think of the difference :)
http://youtu.be/s1F4GkkFQIE
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Jaisen Torres » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:08 am

thanks mike...
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby vinnieL » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:45 pm

This is probably old news but it looks like L&H is out of business at least for now I think the big storm in NY really hit msb hard I hope our brother is ok.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Jaisen Torres » Sun May 05, 2013 1:10 pm

Jaisen
Phone 646-841-6828
Email obamoro74@gmail.com

Bull , Steer , Mule , & Cowhide , uniform cut high quality drum heads .
Available in any size cuts , for Batas , Bongos , Congas , etc...
I also made custum cajon drums & chaworo & chawori belts.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby juancho » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:41 pm

Jasen, sent you a pm. Check it out and let me know.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby KING CONGA » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:05 pm

Greetings Jaisen. Shot you an email.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby KING CONGA » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:05 pm

Ok congueros, I need some help :?
I am interested in replacing the skin on my SOS quinto. I want the type of skin that will produce that nice dry tone, for Rumba.
The problem is that, I dont want a hit and miss and end up with the same issue after I replace it.
Is there anybody that maybe has a used Quinto SOS skin or a skin that will trully produce this tone?
Thanks.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Kaban » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:36 am

Greetings,

Bad News: Bill Confer will be retiring, and moving out of state. The company will close down that division once he is gone. He emailed Greg (Artdrum.com) with the news, and stated that he will try to finish all orders he gets before he leaves, so it looks like this is last call before he's closes.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby KidCuba » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:29 pm

Bad news indeed... I was getting ready to replace some skins and was going to use Confer.

My second pick was going to be Manito Percussion, any other suggestions for steer?
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