These Water Buffalo flat skins are great for congas and other Latin Drums. They are the same skins that we use on our Rhythm Traders brand congas, and on in-house reheads.
99% of the brand name imported congas such as LP, Toca, Pearl, Meinl, and Tycoon use Water Buffalo, which is also referred to as true-skin, rawhide, or just buffalo. Water Buffalo is a little more yellow in color than steer skin, and often translucent. The sound is brighter than steer: perfect for contemporary salsa sound with high tunings and cracking slaps. They can also be tuned low for surprising warmth and projection.
Our skins come in 20" rounds to fit any size quinto-conga-tumba and are the perfect replacement skin for any conga, especially older or imported ones that you can’t find a pre-tucked replacement head to fit.