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Premium African cow hide discs in your choice of size thickness.
We import our African Cow hides from Ghana. African hides tend to be thinner than Australian hides due to differences in breed, climate and diet.
Generally speaking, cow skins are thicker than goat and have a warmer quality to them. As this type of skin is thicker, it is recommended for more experienced drummers – it can be hard on the hands for new players
Djembe and Bougarabou. Please see our Australian Hides for dunun
About Disc Sizes
A 12″ disc is suitable for a 12″ drum; the diameter of the hide itself will be slightly larger than 12″ to allow room for skinning.
A quick guide to choosing the right skin:
- Thinner skins tend to be more responsive. Their sounds are higher and brighter and easier on the hands
- Medium skins are well balanced with warm tones and bright slaps
- Thick skins are very rich and warm sounding. They take longer to play in, but once settled they have a very melodic quality
AD Hide Guarantee
All of our hides are covered by 100% warranty up until the point that they are soaked. We carefully check and hand pick all hides and do our best to make sure that every one is up to scratch. If you’re not 100% happy with your hide before this point, simply return to us and we’ll get it replaced. Please note that the return postage is covered by the customer, and the replacement postage is covered by us.
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