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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:55 am

Nice looking skins Charlie. I also like the Watco oil. I just refinished my old Valje
with it in natural color.

Good review the the skins, I think I'm looking for a couple of skins as well.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby yambu321 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:05 am

BONGOSNOTBOMBS,

RIGHT ON BRO, I'M GLAD YOUR PROJECT IS COMING OUT BEAUTIFULLY.
THAT NATURAL LOOK IS AN AWESOME WAY TO GO, I LOVE THAT OLD SCHOOL SCHEME, ON THE DRUMS!

POST SOME PHOTO'S ONCE COMPLETED. I KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK GREAT!!!


TAKE CARE MY MAN,

CHARLIE. 8)
Keep It Real, Keep It Honest, and Alway's Be True To Yourself. Laugh and Smile When Ever You Can, and Help others do the Same; It's a Good Thing!
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:06 pm

I am also a satisfied customer of Land Hand Percussion skins.
I got 4 very high quality skins. Two conga skins and a set of bongo skins.

The skins have a nice smooth texture. What I like about these skins is they are very "fresh".
They still have some oil in the skins, they are not all dried out. The conga skins have a
great warm tone. I've put one on my Gon Bops, I will be putting another on a Valje.

I've also have the skins on my bongo. Again a very nice warm tone, my old skins were a
little to bright for me.

Land Hand ships fast and will ship the thickness you want. They emailed pictures of the skins
before I paid. I got exactly what I was looking for.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Mike » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:16 pm

BnB,
Very nice skin especially on that Gon Bops,
but also the bongo mule skins look great, not too thin.
Incidentally, I have just mounted a thick German cow skin
from the Black Forest on my Gon Bops tumba today,
really smooth and thick. Here is pic of the freshly
mounted skin.
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After drying I will oil it.
The skin is NOT bleached even if it looks a bit like it.
The seller is Fritz Würth and he is really a maker of instruments, but also sells high-quality
skins - from every animal you can imagine...
Peace & drum
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby niallgregory » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:14 pm

Hi Mike ,

Do you have a email for Fritz Würth please ..
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Mike » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:40 pm

niallgregory wrote:Hi Mike ,

Do you have a email for Fritz Würth please ..


Sure,
here are his contact details:

Fritz Würth
Feldbergstraße 11
79254 St. Wilhelm / Germany
Tel 0049-7602 - 505
vicedrums@tiscali.de

I guess emailing him will take some time, he is around quite a lot,
so phoning would be better. Talking to him on the phone is a unique experience, as he
walks through his collection and describes and measures his special skins in impressionistic mode.
You will not be disappointed!
Can´t tell if he speaks English though - but it is worth a try!

My best regards!

BTW I am going to Dublin in October with a music & English class.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby niallgregory » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:43 am

Thanks for the info mike . What sort of music are you coming to Dublin for in October ? I dont live very far away , if you wanna know anything before you come let me know ? Maybe i can come down and meet you for a pint of guinness :D
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby docarroyo » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:46 pm

Just thought I would add my highest approval rating of L and H percussion skins. Mike was very professional and friendly supplied me with excellent skins for congas and bongos. Shipping was light speed fast ordered friday recieved monday something his competors have no concept of. I have purchased skins from many of the other guys listed in this forum but from now on Mike at L and H will be my supplier. Again with 40+ years of buying and mounting skins I give my highest recomendation to L and H. Mike if your reading this Thank you very much.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby juancho » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:26 am

Israel..........I second to that. Thanks Mike
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby seisporocho1 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:36 pm

Greetings congueros and congueras!

I have recently built a relationship with a wonderful tannery here in the US and I now have access to top quality skins straight from the source.

Cow/Steer and Bull.

I love the natural rich-dark color they have. The tones are as warm as the color!

Please feel free to PM me if you are interested in purchasing new skins for you drums. On eBay I sell cow/steer conga & tumba rounds for $55 but for congaplace brothers, I can sell for $45. Bongos for $35.

Attached are a few pictures of what the hides look like.

Again, I don't know why the pics come out sideways when I post on here so bare with my computer illiteracy!! :D
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These are really fresh cow/steer hides. I just cut them yesterday. Different cuts for bongo, conga, and tumba.
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I skinned my bongo (hembra side) today.
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Weeks ago, I skinned my Volcano super tumba and couldn't be happier. Some of you might remember, I couldn't find a skin that worked but finally I did!
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby msb501clave » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:18 am

Hello Members! here we come again to a very busy time of the year... holiday gigs, holiday shopping and family... L&H Percussion is happy to give congaplace members some great deals this year. Give the gift of rawhide this year.... your percussion buddy's will thank you...
Buy 3 mule skins for congas and get $10 bucks off and a free hardwood cowbell beater...
Thick Mule rounds 12"-14" good for smaller bata $18
Give us a call we can help you with what ever you need...

Michael
L&H Percussion
(908) 419-7364
www.landhpercussion.com
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby casaet » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:44 am

The info on Rhythm Traders skins is not correct. I mailed them, they only sell flat, not mounted. I have mailed one other dealer, hoping to get a positive answer. I am convinced that an expert with the right equipment can do a better job than I can, so if anyone knows a dealer that sells mounted cow/steer, I would appreciate that very much.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby Jibaro » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:45 am

casaet wrote: so if anyone knows a dealer that sells mounted cow/steer, I would appreciate that very much.
casaet


You have GonBops, no?
http://www.shopatron.com/products/categ ... 1708.0.0.0

$138 each - not cheap. If you hava an expert near you, you could buy the Rhythm Trader flats and pay him to mount them for you.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby casaet » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:15 am

Thanks for good answer. Yes I have Gon Bops, vintage, but the sizes does not fit my Gon Bops. But I found a 10" skin that will fit another vintage drum that definitely needs a new skin. Good idea to find an expert for the job. There might be one in town. I can also try Isla percussion.
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Re: Skin Supplier List

Postby bongosnotbombs » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:58 am

Probably the only way your going to get a new skin on a vintage Gon Bops is to
have it mounted. I doubt any of the premounts will fit.
It really is not very hard, I've done it several times, you should give it a try.
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