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Skinning a Daf
« on: February 03, 2020, 09:11:49 PM »
Greetings Rhythmfolas,

I'm a drum maker and quite knowledgeable about drums, yet must admit that my ignorance far outweighs my knowledge.  I have much to learn and constantly strive to do so.

I seek advise as to how best to skin a daf.  I've skinned dafs before with good results (at least according to my clients) but hope you can educate me further on the topic.

I have a 15- 3/4 in by 3- 5/8 daf and wonder what type of skin you would use and what thickness.  Also, how tightly would you mount the skin?  I've skinned similar drums with African goat skin pulled about as tight as I could go.  These skins are probably thicker than most dafs use, but they're very reliable and durable, and they sound really great.

Thank you for any light you can shed on the subject.