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:
- Thin – Medium skins tend to be a higher pitch. Good for a bright kenkeni
- Medium skins are well balanced. Good for kenkeni and sangban
- Thick skins are very deep and warm sounding. They take longer to play in, but once settled they have a beautiful melodic quality. Good for dununba
We always take extra care in choosing skins that are free from faults and will go the distance on your drum.
Please understand however that as a natural product from the wild, we can never pick up 100% of the inherent defects as they can be invisible to the naked eye. Check out our skins warranty here, and scroll down to “Skins purchased from African Drumming.
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