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Isla Batas For Sale - Michigan SOLD

Postby Garvin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:19 pm

I bought these on the forum about 4-5 years ago???

Not sure what else to say. They are Islas. Build quality seems good. I've taken the heads off and re-stretched them a bit because they were flush with the rims initially. They are still pretty shallow, but definitely playable. I have played them in group and as a set of three without issue. Tape on Iya was for dampening. I took a picture of one scuff. No cracks or anything.

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Re: Isla Batas For Sale - Michigan

Postby blavonski » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:37 pm

Hello Garvin,

They appear to have two different types of rather thick Skins on each drum.
Do you know what animal the skins are from?
Thanks!
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Re: Isla Batas For Sale - Michigan

Postby jorge » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:33 pm

Why is the cha cha of the Iya out of round? Was the bearing edge broken and repaired?
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Re: Isla Batas For Sale - Michigan

Postby Garvin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:38 pm

blavonski wrote:Hello Garvin,

They appear to have two different types of rather thick Skins on each drum.
Do you know what animal the skins are from?
Thanks!


They are definitely thick heads. Can't remember if they were buffalo or cow. Definitely on the thick side.
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Re: Isla Batas For Sale - Michigan

Postby Garvin » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:39 pm

jorge wrote:Why is the cha cha of the Iya out of round? Was the bearing edge broken and repaired?


Probably because they weren't made round. Not repaired at all. In my experience, some Islas were more round than others. I think I remember a veeeery long and dramatic thread about this company a few years ago. They play fine. Not resonant like LP's, folkloric sound for sure. You can tell they were made by hand.
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