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Steerhide Conga Skins

Medium & Thick Natural Steer Skins for Congas, Tamboras, Taiko Drums, Native American Drums & more

Estimated delivery time: 1 - 2 weeks

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

Natural Steer Skin Hirado Taiko Natural Steer Skins, Thick Natrual steer skins congas Conga steer skin Steer skin

Review: 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 (Steer Skin, steer, bleached, horse) or measuring the rims for a flesh hoop; he is there from beginning to end.  ~J.C., IL, USA, 1/15

"Thank you so much for the beautiful, high-quality, perfect-sounding steer skin you selected for my large taiko drum! It looks great and sounds exactly as we had discussed on the phone." ~Denis K, CA 8/17

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

Estimated delivery time: 1 - 2 weeks

Skin Material: Steer

Skin Thickness: Our thick skins are approximately 2.2 - 3 mm (Our medium steer skins are about 1.75 - 2.2 mm)

Description:  Each steer skin is pre-cut and are ready to be soaked & mounted on a Conga or other drum.  Our thick steer skins are commonly used on Congas & Taiko drums and are also great on & other hand drums for which you want lower range but brighter timbre than white steer or cow.  (Our white steer & cow have drier & woodier timbre than natural steer.)

Sound Quality: Thick skins produce a deeper bass & lower range of tones than medium skins.  Medium skins produce a brighter timbre & higher range of tones than thick.

Skin-Head Size Chart

Steer Skin 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


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