Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby Mike » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:14 pm

AlexV wrote:Hello all. Was wondering if anyone has experience using vitamin e oil on your skins. I've been using 4,000 iu vitamin e on my skins for a couple months now and it works really well too.


I just wonder if not all natural food oils contain vitamin E? I am no expert there.
And I do not know what "4,000 iu vitamin e" is like either.

But if it works well with your mule skins, it cannot be a bad thing :)
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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby Mike » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:21 pm

One last feedback of mine on the terrific mule skins after 3 months of heavy playing:

They have broken in already and the tones are incredibly CLEAR and ROUND,
with a depth that goes straight into your heart!
Everytime people listen to these mule-d babies, they are stunned. :mrgreen:

So all in all this skin upgrade has been the most experimental thing for me so far,
especially with the much-debated skin treatment (Oiling process), but at the same
time the outcome is so convincing that I want to recommend El Greco´s skins again
to everybody.

Just my 2 mule-centavos
& thanks for all the input!

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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby Whopbamboom » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:08 am

Thanks for the update. I'll have to take the plunge myself one of these days.
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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby congamyk » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:40 am

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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby ABAKUA » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:49 am

User deleted, posts deleted, banned yo. 8)

Thanks for the heads up Mikalo.
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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby Marcus » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:13 pm

I am a bit confused about the use of Mule vs Steer. Current I have a set of solid shell congas with african cow. The Quinto head is thick so thickness desire is not an issue. What characteristics of either Mule or American Steer would impart to my Quinto. I do have a significant ring and can use some dampeners as describe in previous threads. Would Mule or Steer decrease the ring?

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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby s'chopp » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:49 pm

bongosnotbombs wrote:I think Isla might do something like this too. My skin was full of oil when I got it, and Mario mentioned something
about water removing oil from the skins and everything.


Thread revival.
After dicussing this with Mario last year I can tell you that Isla uses a chemical solution to remove the hair from the skin. This process removes natural oils, which are replaced by submerging the skin in baby oil. I guess baby oil is less like a food product and can't go 'off'.
It might be a good idea if your drumskin is particularly dry or lacking in oils for whatever reason, but if not over saturation could be a problem.
Is this soaking treatment used on mule skins because of their toughness?
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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby Mike » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:45 pm

s'chopp wrote:Is this soaking treatment used on mule skins because of their toughness?


I do not think so, oil does not make any skin softer, just the feel or grip might seem to be smoother.
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Re: Mounted mediterranean mule = magnificent!

Postby skinslapper » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:33 pm

Hey mike
I've gotten mysels 2 nice thick mule skin from el Greco a month ago .
I'ts a pitty that i am too damm buissy to mount them .

liked your posts on the conga mules .

The are 4 my 5 lug bongo and reading your post made me really hot to put them on .
Post pics when there on ,soon i hope !
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