After all was said and done, we both recognized the near trash can sound as perfect for some Comparsa drums from his country. Just so happens, he has just such a drum we are going to skin with this hide, as it's just too ringy for a salsa tumba.
Thin horse is the sweet for the Macho of a bongo, and was the skin of choice back in the day. Akbar, formerly head of Sol Percussion, would skin his bongo with Horse, I believe, which gave them a signature sound. It is really durable, like mule, for the macho, sounds great, and lasts a long time.
In the end, Cow will be a better choice for this drum, and we should have the set of three in good shape here shortly.
Great to have the trust of such great players. I feel proud to be the cat they bring their favorite instruments to.
Check out Edgardo's latest recording.. a truly professional project:
|Edardo Cambon and Candela|