Yearling Cow – Djembe Hides & Discs
US $27.28 – US $125.65
Premium Australian Yearling full hides or discs in your choice of size and thickness. Come with hair on, or we can hand shave for you.
Yearlings are young (5-9month old) cows. Their hides are thinner than standard cow hides (but thicker than Calf which are around 3 months old cow) and are perfect for djembe.
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
Suitable for: Djembe, Shaman drums, conga, bongo and bougarabou. Please see our Australian Cow Discs for dunun.
About Disc Sizes
A 12″ disc is suitable for a 12″ drum; the actual diameter of the hide itself will closer to 17″ to allow room for skinning.
A full hide will allow for a minimum of two large 14″ drums up the spine
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
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.