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Doumbek / Darbuka => Doumbek Advice, Tips Questions & Lessons => Topic started by: drtom on June 18, 2017, 06:38:27 PM

Title: Fish Skin
Post by: drtom on June 18, 2017, 06:38:27 PM
Hey Folks,

I prefer fish skin for doumbeks.  Goat skin sounds great and synthetic skins can be cranked way up plus have other advantages, but I prefer fish skin.  I also love it on riqs and would love to try it on other drums.

The problem is that, for years now, it's been very difficult to get a hold of in the US.  No one is importing it.  With great time and effort, I can sometimes get a couple of pieces from someone who's visited the Middle East and brought some home with them.  I would love a reliable source.
Does anyone know of a reliable source in the US?  Does anyone live in the Middle East and might be interested in exporting to the US?  Anything along those lines would be great news to me.
Title: Re: Fish Skin
Post by: dHuGo on August 30, 2017, 11:53:34 AM
Hi, I guess stingray is actually rare all over the world, but I've just seen nice drums with catfish on it.
Good idea?? - What do you think?!
Title: Re: Fish Skin
Post by: drtom on November 05, 2017, 07:55:37 PM
The fish skin I'm used to is Nile River Sturgeon.  That's what I'd like to find.  Other types of fish skin might be great as well, but I'm just not familiar with them.