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Cow Skins

Cut-round Cow Skins for Congas, Jr Congas, Tamboras, Batas, Taiko Drums & other Hand Drums

Thickness Options: Medium-light & Medium

Estimated delivery time: 1 - 2 weeks

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Reviews: 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

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

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

Estimated delivery time: 1 - 2 weeks

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

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 Mediumnesses of our Skins: Our Light & Medium-light 1-4 est week delivery time Skins are Cow Hide  For Medium-light 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:

Medium-light approximately 1.45 - 1.80

Medium: approximately 1.75 - 2.2 mm

Description: Our cow is a dark tan/bronze color with a natural & organic look.  Each cow is pre-cut and ready to be soaked & mounted on a Conga or other drum.  Our cow skins are great on Congas, Jr Congas, Taiko drums, Batas, Tamboras & other hand drums. Cow skins produce a richer, mellower and woodier sounding compared to the same thickness water buffalo skins.

Note: Medium-light produces a brighter & lighter timbre with higher pitches than Medium.  Medium-light are great for Jr Congas, the Caribe Conga, small heads on batas, and some quintos & requintos.  Medium skins produce a warmer, mellower & woodier timbre than medium-light.  Medium also produce a lower bass and richer sound than medium-light.  Medium are great for requintos, quintos, congas, super tumbas, large heads on batas, tamboras, taiko drums and more.

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

drum head - conga head - Cow - cowhide

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