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question about head recomendation

Postby jangar59 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:38 pm

I am the percussionist at my church. We have 3 conga and 2 bongo drums They need new heads and the last time they were bought someone else ordered them. They were the remo synthetic heads they don't make anymore. I like the sound of natural heads but I am not always able to de-tune and retuneteh drums.
The drums are Afro brand:
Quinto “10 7/8”
Tumba “12”
Requinto “9 7/8”
The bongos are
Hembra “7”
Macho “8 ½”
All measurements are outside to outside of the bearing rim with the current heads on them.
I’m looking for some recommendations on what heads I can but that will last a good long time and will sound traditional even on stands(if that is possible)
Conga1.jpg
picks of congas
Conga2.jpg
pics of conga
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Re: question about head recomendation

Postby Mike » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:32 am

Manito has some really outstanding steer skins that would give those
Afro drums the sound you are looking for.
http://www.manitopercussion.com/skins/
Peace & drum
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Re: question about head recomendation

Postby p.a.dogs1 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:13 am

jangar59 wrote:They were the remo synthetic heads they don't make anymore.
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I’m looking for some recommendations on what heads I can but that will last a good long time and will sound traditional even on stands(if that is possible)

Regarding synthetic heads: Afro Percussion was sold to Pearl. My information is, that shapes and sizes have been adopted exactly. Here you find the catalogues of Remo and Evans:
http://percussion.shopvisible.com/docs/ ... -Chart.pdf
http://percussion.shopvisible.com/docs/ ... -Chart.pdf

If you want to play it safe, contact Pearl directly:
http://pearldrum.com/support/contact-us/
http://www.pearleurope.com/Disclaimer.a ... 1&Page=Con
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Re: question about head recomendation

Postby jangar59 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:43 am

Actually the heads that are on them they don't make anymore are toca.
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