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EarthTone Calfskin Bass Drum Heads


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EarthTone Calfskin Bass Drum Heads

EarthTone Calfskin bass drumheads are perfect for deep low tones. Made with genuine calfskin, they create a booming organic sound perfect for recording or playing live. EarthTone’s are unlike vintage drum heads as they are mounted on an aluminum hoop for easy installation and, after the head settles, require the same amount of tuning as a standard Mylar head. Their drum skins are also tanned and treated to help control fluctuations in tuning.

The bass drums have an inside dimension of their size plus 1/8″. The thickness ranges from 17-27 mils. Sizes 20″-24″ have a traditional bass drum hoop. Their 18″ heads are primarily used for toms, but with a slightly larger hoop, can certainly be mounted on a bass drum.


Installation Notes:

  • Do not wet head, Mount like a normal Mylar head.
  • Because of their organic nature, it is suggested to mount the heads loosely tightened and allow a one-to-two day acclimation phase so that some stretching may occur.
  • After the rest period, you are ready to tune your drum up to pitch. Make sure the hoop is level when you are tightening the head.
  • Tune and pitch EarthTone drumheads as you would any other head. These Heads are pre-crowned, stretched, and similarly adjusted. If needed, you may re-tune to tension.
  • Make sure the heads always stay dry after mounting.
  • Occasionally, new heads may have a thick spot and may be fixed by gently sanding the bottom of the drumhead with 150 grit sandpaper until desired consistency is achieved. Also, if you desire to slightly thin head, the inside may be gently sanded with 150 paper. Be cautious if you decide on this step, as sanding too much will ruin the head.

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20", 22", 24"

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