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Premium Goatskin Djembe Replacement Head

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Flat round piece of goatskin with or without hair, premium quality. Thickness: Thick- approximately 0.02 of an inch. This equates to the approximate thickness of 5-6 sheets of printer paper. If you are looking for thicker skin, get the Professional Quality African Goatskin.

Select skin size based on the size of your current djembe head (measure slightly beyond playing surface). Skin will be delivered over sized to allow for working space. You'll need to trim excess skin when re-heading is complete.


Choose "Small" if your drum head diameter is somewhere between 9" and 11"

Choose "Large" if your drum head diameter is somewhere between 11.5" and 14"

NOTE: Returns will not be accepted for replacement drum skins. Please double-check with the manufacturer of your instrument to ensure that you are purchasing the correct head for your drum.

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"X8 Drums Hand Percussion: 1-Year Limited
X8 Drums & Percussion Djembes: 3 month limited on shell only


This warranty extends only to defects in materials or workmanship as limited above and does not extend to any product which has been lost or discarded, by accident or improper maintenance; or which has been altered; or which has been repaired or modified by a non-authorized person or company. This warranty does not apply to any owner other than the original purchaser; any defects caused by reasonable use, neglect, moisture and/or temperature extremes, handling, shipping or accidents; natural wood finishes or normal color changes of wood or shell covering material. Under this warranty repair or replacement of parts is the only remedy, and loss of use of the products, loss of time, inconvenience or consequential damages are not covered.

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  1. Thats's why I only use X8 premium skins

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Nov 2014

    I repair Djembes as a hobby and for fiends as needed. I like bringing life back to these beautiful instruments. My first drum repair was using an X8 skin and the drum sounded great but I wasn't sure if I would continue to use the skins because of the branding. I tried skins from other supplier that didn't have branding and now I understand :)
    That's why I only use X8 premium skins!

  2. awesome

    Posted by Matt on 4th Aug 2014

    It was first time replacing the skin on my 13 year old drum. I looked in San Antonio, couldn't find a replacement so I ordered from x8. Then I changed my order the next day. Customer service was great, fast shipping. My drum sounds great.

    Lesson learned - don't use yarn to hold the wet skin on the drum. The die from the yarn comes out and dies the skin! Looks kind of cool though.

  3. Best place to shop!!

    Posted by (Sequim, WA) on 30th Jul 2014

    Ordering my husbands premium goat head with hair for his birthday was a good experience!! The product came in perfect condition, quickly, and it was exactly what he was hoping for!! He is soooo happy with this item!! Thank you so much..

  4. Djembe Replacement Head

    Posted by Drew Bey on 29th Jul 2014

    My order arrived much faster than I had expected. The quality of the skin was premium indeed... If it sounds half as good as it looks, my drum will be awesome! Best service, Best merchandise... Nuff said?

  5. goat skin

    Posted by Thomas Cush on 14th Jul 2014

    I received my new skin in a timely manner & in premium condition , it is now on the drum looking & sounding perfect , thank you x8

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