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Conga Drum

Cow & Steer Conga & Drums Skins

Cut-round Cow Skins for Congas, Hand Drums, Tamboras, Taiko Drums & more

Cowhide head

(Photo: Cow skin head on LP Top-Tuning Classic Conga)

Thickness Options: Medium-thin, & Medium

(For Thick & Medium Skins: Natural Steer & White Steer)

Delivery time: 3 - 10 days for skins that are over 24" or smaller.  And approximate 2 weeks for skin(s) that are 26" or larger. 

Skin Size Selection (Price includes shipping in the continental U.S.)

Photo: Cow Skin Head Cowhide heads  

Color: Animal skins are a natural product & color of skin may vary from color in photo, but our cow are virtually always darker than our steer.  Our cow skin color tends to ranges from dark brown to bronze-brown.  And our steer color tends to range from tan & light bronze.

About the Thicknesses of our Skins: Our Thin & Medium-thin Skins are Cow Hide  For Medium Skins if you have preference for Cow or Steer, please let us know upon ordering. If you do not have a preference, then we will select either a beautiful steer or a beautiful cow skin for you, which ever is available.  The Quality is Guaranteed for each of our cow & steer skins.

Thickness Ranges:

Thin: approx. 1 - 1.45 mm

Medium-thin: approx. 1.45 - 1.80

Medium: approx. 1.75 - 2.2 mm

Description: Our cow is a rich, dark tan/bronze color.  In comparison to our natural steer, our cow is darker in color, looks a little more organic & raw & our tend to be a little lighter in weight.  Our steer is a tan/bronze color.  Each cow & steer skin is pre-cut and ready to be soaked & mounted on a Conga or other drum.  Our cow are great on Congas, Taiko drums, Batas, Tamboras & other hand drums; thin cow works great on Bongos.  Cow skins produce a mellower & slightly richer tone than water buffalo Our Steer are great on Congas, Taiko drums, Batas, Tamboras, & more.

Note: Thin skins produce a brighter timbre and higher range than medium.  Medium skins produce a lower range and are a little richer sound than medium-thin and much lower than thin.

Skin-Head Size Chart

Cow 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
24" Skin 14 - 15.75" Head
26" Skin 16 - 17" Head
28" Skin 17.25 - 20" Head
30" Skin 20.25 - 23" Head

Delivery time: 3 - 10 days for skins that are over 24" or smaller.  And approximate 2 weeks for skin(s) that are 26" or larger. 

The the tracking # will be emailed to you.

Skin Size Selection (Price includes shipping in the continental U.S.)


I have bought nine (9) skins from Artdrum over the years. I keep coming back because of the quality of the skins and their help, whether discussing what kind of skin to get (cow, steer, bleached, horse) or measuring the rims for a flesh hoop; he is there from beginning to end.  ~J.C., IL, USA, 1/15

This is my second purchase from Greg at Artdrum.com (a Brazilian timbau drum first time and now a flat conga skin) and I am absolutely impressed and grateful for his guidance and conscientious care of his customers.  Professional, quick to return an answer or feedback, and very well informed about the products that he sells. I am glad I've found Artdrum.com and I will be returning to buy more drums as well as lots more skins since the new cow head I just got has made my old fiberglass Patato requinto sound better than it ever has. I highly recommend this to my musician friends! -Jesse, Port Townsend, WA 9/15

drum head - conga head - Cow - cowhide



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