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Kentville Kangaroo Hide Medium Drumheads
Kangaroo hide heads are suited to a variety of musical settings. They are perfect for jazz, orchestral, folk, and contemporary performers seeking the raw, full-bodied, warmth that is often absent in a plastic head. Our aim is to provide a product inspired by the sounds and traditions of the past, whilst remaining true to the needs and desires of today’s drummers. The heads are easy to tune, melodic, responsive, and free of troublesome overtones. Kangaroo hide heads provide unrivaled warmth and a clear fundamental tone synonymous with that of the calf heads of the early 20th century. With their fine sensitivity and articulation meeting the requirements of even the most perceptive player, Kentville heads bring a quality of sound to a drum that plastic heads often fail to deliver.
Embodying the history of the instrument in the most traditional way, today the sound of Kentville heads resonates through the great concert halls of Europe, the jazz clubs of New York and the RSLs of Sydney. It’s the real tone of real rawhide that’s been at the heart of drumming for eight thousand years; a sound from the past for the music of today. It’s the pure essence of Australia!
An Ethical Choice
The hides Kentville uses are an ethically sourced by-product of a wildlife culling program overseen by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The kangaroo is one of Australia’s national animals, and the highest level of consideration and care is taken to ensure that hides are procured in an ethical and sustainable manner that serves to benefit the species. This program ensures that the kangaroo population in eastern Australia remains healthy and at a sustainable number, and at the same time providing consumers with an eco-friendly alternative to consuming beef or lamb and making their hides available to produce drumheads.Manufacturer: Kentville Drums
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