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Steer Skins, White

Medium & Thick cut-round, white (bleached), flat, round steer skins for congas, taiko drums, tamboras, hand drums & more

Estimated delivery time:1 - 2 weeks

Steer Skin White Steer Conga Skins Steer Skins Conga Heads White steer skin Galaxy fiberglass conga Matador congas w/ bleached cowhide Photo Left: A very happy Artdrummer re-headed his three Matador Fiberglass Congas with White Cow Skins from Artdrum says that these, "cowhide heads...greatly improved the sound of my Matadors, I would recommend these heads to anyone who likes a nice warm tone." -Bruce C., Canada

White Steer Skins on LP Classic Congas Photo Left: Another very happy Artdrummer who re-headed his LP Classic Congas with our white steer skins & said, "The skins are awesome! I love the smooth texture, the warm tone and it feels good on the hands." M.D. CA, USA

Skin Size & Thickness Selection (price includes shipping in the continental U.S.)

Review: "I mounted a white steer skin on an old Toca Bamboo series 10" quinto and I can't believe how good it sounds. I purchased thinner steer skins from Manito percussion but it wasn't the sound I was looking for.  The sound of the skin I got from Artdrum sounds like the drums I played as a young boy in Brooklyn. The quality of that skin is top notch!" ~E. Delgado, FL, USA, 2016

Shipping: USPS or FedEx; the tracking # will be emailed to you

Estimated delivery time: 1 - 2 weeks

Skin Material: Steer, white (bleached)

White Steer Skin Thickness Options:

Medium skins: approximately 1.75 - 2.2 mm

Thick skins: approximately 2.2 - 3 mm

Description: Our white steer produce a drier and woodier timbre than natural steer skins (natural steer produces a brighter timbre than white).  Our white steer skins have the smoothest texture compared to the natural steer skins & cow skins.  The smooth texture makes playing easier on the hands and feels great to the touch.  Our medium white steers are commonly used on congas and Taiko drums and are also great for Batas, Tamboras and any drum for which you want a drier sound and need a thickness of about 1.75 - 2.2 mm.

Sound Quality: Medium skins produce a brighter timbre & higher tonal range than thick skins; thick skins produce a deeper bass & lower tonal range than medium.

Skin-Head Size Chart

Steer Size Drum Head Size
16" Skin 8.75 - 9.5" Head
18" Skin 9.75 - 11" Head
20" Skin 11.25 - 12" Head
22" Skin 12.25 - 13.75" Head
23" Skin 14.00 - 14.75" Head
24" Skin 15.00 - 16" Head
26" Skin 16.25 - 18" Head
28" Skin 18.25 - 20" Head

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