Skins and Drumheads

Natural Skins For Your Drum

 

Natural Steer and Cow Skins

Manito Percussion’s Cow Skins are 100% made in America.

Our Natural Unhaired Cow Skins are cleanly fleshed in a natural process that leaves them with just the right consistency for drum heads and with very smooth playing surfaces. Their tones are clear with minimal overtone and the slaps are crisp and easy to play.  These skins excel in live and studio settings and give unsurpassed volume and long sustaining open tones with well pronounced bass tones.

 

Mule Skins

Mule skin has a higher density than steer which gives it a very distinct and crisp sound profile.  We have several different types of mule skin which work perfectly for many different types of drums.

For congas, and especially quintos, we offer medium thick (1.5-1.8mm) mule skin which has a very old school folkloric tone.  They tend to have a shorter sustain on the open tone and incredibly crisp slaps.  This is the skin for a rumba quinto!

  Thin mule skin works extremely well on Bongos(especially on the macho or small head), Tamboras, Dununs, Barriles, and Djembes.  It is also an excellent skin for Bata drums.  Mule skin has a translucent amber color and smooth polished feel that makes slaps very crisp and easy.  The thin skins are 0.4mm-1.2mm (4-12 sheets of paper) thick or less and not recommended for congas unless you are looking for a more “Bomba” type sound.

Pre-Mounted Conga and Bongo Heads

Manito is proud to reintroduce a selection of premounted bongo heads that fit LP and Matador congas and bongos.  Skin choices include Mule, Natural Steer, White Steer, and Camel.   The skins are premounted and stretched on cold rolled 1/4″ Stainless Steel rings that will never rust or warp.  Currently, we only offer the standard LP size rings which includes all LP, Galaxy, and Matador sizes.

12″ Flat Mule Skin

12" Flat Unmounted Bongo Skin made from Mule Skin

Thin(<1mm) and Medium(1-1.5mm) are available.

Excellent for Bongos, Bata and other small diameter drums.

Price: $34.00

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12″ Flat Natural Steer Skin

These skins come in thin, medium and thick for bongos, bata or other small drums.

Deep but bright tones with an increasing woody character as they get thicker!

 

Price: $34.00

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14″ Flat Mule Skin – Thin(<1mm)

14" Unmounted Flat Bongo Skin made from Mule Skin

Price: $39.00

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14″ Flat Natural Steer Skin

These skins come in thin, medium and thick for bongos, bata or other small drums.

Deep but bright tones with an increasing woody character as they get thicker!

 

Price: $39.00

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16″ Natural Steer Skin

16" Flat Unmounted Conga Skin

Made from Natural Steer Hide

The best skin for live band situations.

Bright, even tones and very crisp slaps!

 

Price: $50.00

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16″ Mule Skin

16" Flat Unmounted Mule Skin.

Thicknesses from very thin to over 2mm.

Perfect for:

  • Congas
  • Barriles de Bomba
  • Djembe
  • Tamboras
  • Bata
  • Dununs
  • Ashikos and other drums!

We now have Thick Mule Skins for Congas!

- See more at: http://www.manitopercussion.com/products-page/skins/18-mule-skin/#sthash.Ctqfibu8.dpuf

Price: $50.00

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18″ Mule Skin

18" Flat Unmounted Mule Skin.

Thicknesses from very thin to over 2mm.

Perfect for:

  • Congas
  • Barriles de Bomba
  • Djembe
  • Tamboras
  • Bata
  • Dununs
  • Ashikos and other drums!

We now have Thick Mule Skins for Congas!

Price: from $55.00

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18″ Natural Steer Skin

Natural Steer Skin

These Skins are PERFECT for tumbadoras!

They produce a very clear tone and super crisp slaps!

From Medium to Very Thick, 1mm to 2.3mm skins

Price: $55.00

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20″ Mule Skin

20" Flat Mule Skin -Thin(.5mm - 1mm) through Thick (2mm)

Perfect for:

  • Congas
  • Barriles de Bomba
  • Djembe
  • Tambora
  • Bata
  • Dununs
  • Ashikos and many other drums!

WE NOW HAVE THICK MULE SKINS FOR CONGAS!!

 

Price: from $60.00

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20″ Natural Steer Skin

Natural Steer Skin

These Skins are PERFECT for tumbadoras!

They produce a very clear tone and super crisp slaps!

From Medium to Very Thick, 1mm to 2.3mm skins

Price: $60.00

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22″ Natural Steer

Natural Steer Skin from Peru

These Skins are PERFECT for tumbadoras!

They produce a very clear tone and super crisp slaps!

From Medium to Very Thick, 1mm to 2.3mm skins

Price: $65.00

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24″ Calf Skin w/Hair

24" Calf skins with hair

A range of colors from brown to black and white and marbled

Thin, Medium and Thick.

Thick skins have backbone centered.

Price: $70.00

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24″ Mule Skin w/Hair

24" Mule skin with hair

Brown hair, very well worked

Thin, Medium and Thick.

Thick skins have backbone centered.

Price: $70.00

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Natural Steer Skin Head for LP Conga 11 3/4″

Naturally processed American Steer Skin

Available in Medium, Thick and Extra Thick

  • Medium is 1.1-1.6mm(11-16 sheets of paper)
  • Thick is 1.6-2.0mm (16-20 sheets)
  • Extra Thick is over 2mm(20+ sheets)

Mounted on extremely strong 1/4" Stainless Steel hoops

These skins are unbelievable for live settings or recording!

They have  excellent volume, long sustain, very low overtone and extremely crisp slaps!

Price: $88.00

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Natural Steer Skin Head for LP Quinto 11″

Naturally processed American Steer Skin

Available in Medium, Thick and Extra Thick

  • Medium is 1.1-1.6mm(11-16 sheets of paper)
  • Thick is 1.6-2.0mm (16-20 sheets)
  • Extra Thick is over 2mm(20+ sheets)

Mounted on extremely strong 1/4" Stainless Steel hoops

These skins are unbelievable for live settings or recording!

They have  excellent volume, long sustain, very low overtone and extremely crisp slaps!

Price: $83.00

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Natural Steer Skin Head for LP/Matador Tumba 12 1/2″

Naturally processed Steer Skin

Available in Medium, Thick and Extra Thick

  • Medium is 1.1-1.6mm(11-16 sheets of paper)
  • Thick is 1.6-2.0mm (16-20 sheets)
  • Extra Thick is over 2mm(20+ sheets)

Mounted on extremely strong 1/4" Stainless Steel hoops

These skins are unbelievable for live settings or recording!

They have  excellent volume, long sustain, very low overtone and extremely crisp slaps!

Price: $93.00

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Premounted Bongo Head-Natural Steer Skin (Hembra)

Thick, Medium or Thin skins premounted on a 1/4" Stainless Steel Ring.

Sized to fit LP/Matador Bongos.  For the large side(hembra)

 

Price: $59.00

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Premounted Hembra (large) Bongo Head for LP or Matador – Mule Skin

Premounted Drum Head which will fit LP or Matador Bongos.

Skin is mounted on cold rolled 1/4" Stainless Steel rings for extreme durability. The ring will never rust and never bend out of round.  My Stainless flesh hoops are up to 10 times stronger than the flesh hoops from stock heads.

1- Premounted Mule skin head for the Hembra - Thin(<1mm) or Medium (>1mm)

This head is mounted and ready to go on your LP or Matador bongos and it will completely revitalize the sound of your drums.  Just loosen the lugs and swap the old heads for these new ones and tighten the lugs back down.  It''s as easy as 1-2-3.

Mule skin is very dense and it will give bongos the crispest slaps of any skin and create that traditional bongo sound heard on so many recordings.

Price: $59.00

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Premounted Macho (small) Bongo Head for LP or Matador – Mule Skin

Premounted Drum Head which will fit LP or Matador Bongos.

Skin is mounted on cold rolled 1/4" Stainless Steel rings for extreme durability. The ring will never rust and never bend out of round.  My Stainless flesh hoops are up to 10 times stronger than the flesh hoops from stock heads.

1- Premounted Mule skin head for the Macho - Thin(<1mm)

This head is mounted and ready to go on your LP or Matador bongos and it will completely revitalize the sound of your drums.  Just loosen the lugs and swap the old heads for these new ones and tighten the lugs back down.  It''''s as easy as 1-2-3.

Mule skin is very dense and it will give bongos the crispest slaps of any skin and create that traditional bongo sound heard on so many recordings.

Price: $55.00

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Premounted Macho (small) Bongo Head for LP or Matador – Steer Skin

Para Bachata!

Premounted Drum Head which will fit LP or Matador Bongos.

Skin is mounted on cold rolled 1/4" Stainless Steel rings for extreme durability. The ring will never rust and never bend out of round.  My Stainless flesh hoops are up to 10 times stronger than the flesh hoops from stock heads.

1- Premounted Steer skin head for the Macho - Medium or Thick

This head is mounted and ready to go on your LP or Matador bongos and it will completely revitalize the sound of your drums.  Just loosen the lugs and swap the old heads for these new ones and tighten the lugs back down.  It''''s as easy as 1-2-3.

Steer skin is more mellow than mule and gives that characteristic "woody" sound of Bachata!

Price: $55.00

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Set of (2) Flat Bongo Skins 12″ and 14″ – Mule Skin

  • (1) 12" Flat Mule Skin - Thin(<1mm)
  • (1) 14" Flat Mule Skin - Thin(<1mm)


Price: $70.00

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Set of (2) Flat Skins for Bongo Mule and Natural Steer Skin

  • (1) 12" Flat Mule Skin - Thin(<1mm)
  • (1) 14" Flat Natural Steer Skin - Thin(<1mm) to Thick(>1.6mm)

Price: $70.00

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Set of (2) Premounted Bongo Heads for LP sizes Mule/Natural Steer Skin

Set consists of 2 Premounted Drum Heads which will fit LP/Matador Bongos.

Skins are mounted on cold rolled 1/4" Stainless Steel rings for extreme durability. These rings will never rust and never bend out of round.  My Stainless flesh hoops are up to 10 times stronger than the flesh hoops from stock heads.

This set includes:

1- Premounted Mule skin head for LP Macho - Thin(<1mm)

1- Premounted Natural Steer skin head for LP Hembra -Medium (1.3-1.6mm) to Thick(1.6-2mm)

These heads are mounted and ready to go on your LP or Matador bongos and they will completely revitalize the sound of your drums.  Just loosen the lugs and swap the old heads for these new ones and tighten the lugs back down.  It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Mule skin is very dense and it will give bongos the crispest slaps of any skin and create that traditonal bongo sound heard on so many recordings.  The natural steer hembra has the perfect "thump" with the open tone and also offer very crisp slaps!

 

Price: $110.00

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