Difference between “washed” and hair on
Washed: They are washed with a natural lime solution (as found in the garden) which removes 100% of the hair. Perfect for people wanting a hassle free and fast solution to re-skinning.
About Disc Sizes
A 12″ disc is suitable for a 12″ djembe; 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. They are easier on the hands and more suited to new players
- 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.
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