Is changing the heads worth it?

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Re: Is changing the heads worth it?

Postby Juaort » Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:10 pm

Hi Scavard. I’ll be mounting these on my LP Gen 2 set. I got these after watching Dandy Rodriguez playing them on his set. They sounded great, so I decided to try them. He mentioned that he was very skeptical about using plastic heads on his Bongos, but after trying them he was sold. So he now uses the low collar heads. They were a bit more expensive then the regular Skyndeep since they have to be special ordered. It look almost a year for me to get them.

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Re: Is changing the heads worth it?

Postby Juaort » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:27 pm

Here they are all mounted up. Remo Low Collar Bongo Heads. Not tuned yet, will try them out later.
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LP Gen2 withbRemo Low Collar Heads.
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Re: Is changing the heads worth it?

Postby Siete Leguas » Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:00 am

Looking good, Juaort! Tell us how you like 'em!
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Re: Is changing the heads worth it?

Postby Juaort » Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:16 am

I’ve always been skeptical of the plastic heads. After putting these in my set, I’m now 50/50 on them. Im still looking to get used to them, specially tuning them. So I’m still adapting. The Hembra sounds great. Pretty deep base with no ring to it. The macho is not giving me that high and pop I get from regular skins. The feel is also different but I anticipated that since their plastic.
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Re: Is changing the heads worth it?

Postby scavard » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:24 am

Looks great!

How much more did the rims come down after tuning them?
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Re: Is changing the heads worth it?

Postby Juaort » Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:35 pm

I would say 1/4” or so. That’s the look I like in my bongos. Not to high cause you don’t want to hurt your hands. But not to low that to me looks sloppy.
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Re: Is changing the heads worth it?

Postby Siete Leguas » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:50 am

Juaort wrote: The Hembra sounds great. Pretty deep base with no ring to it. The macho is not giving me that high and pop I get from regular skins.

That's interesting. Thanks for sharing, Juaort. Have fun with them!
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