Skip to content
Everything In Music - Since 1958
Everything In Music - Since 1958

Kentville KD-24BDH 24" Kangaroo Hide Bass Drum Head - Heavy

Original price $0.00 - Original price $0.00
Original price $0.00
$219.00
$219.00 - $219.00
Current price $219.00
Inventory Status:

❓ Out of stock
About Inventory Status


Questions?
Call or text us at 301-946-8808.

In stock: It is in stock and available to ship or pickup. We can usually ship or have these items available for pickup by the next business day if they don't require inspection, special handling, or setup. Our pickup location is 11151 Veirs Mill Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20902.

📆 Preorder: It is on the way to our warehouse. We can't predict when preorder items will arrive due to current supply chain issues. If you place an order for one of these items someone will contact you to estimate the delivery date.

Out of stock: We don't currently have it available but you're not out of luck yet. We still may be able to get it. If you order one of these items we will contact you with an estimated fulfillment date. You have the option to cancel the order if you change your mind.

Special order: The item is so special that it needs to be custom ordered for you. Some of these items are works of art and have to be made individually. Orders for special order items must be prepaid and we cannot accept cancellations or refunds.

█ Sold out: We don't think we can get this item because it was either discontinued by the manufacturer or was limited in quantity. If you want or need this item call or text us. Sometimes we can help you track down the item through other sources or help you find something similar.

About Item Conditions


Questions?
Call or text us at 301-946-8808.

New: The item is brand new as received from the manufacturer with a full manufacturer warranty. Instruments such as guitars, snare drums, drum kits, brass and woodwind instruments may be opened for photography and quality control inspection and may not be in a factory sealed box.

Mint or Open Box: The item may have been opened and tested but has been repackaged. The original packaging may have superficial issues but the item itself and any originally included accessories are in perfect, like new condition.

Display Model: These items are so cool that we put them on display in our legendary shop. The condition is brand new as received from the manufacturer with manufacturer warranty. Rest assured, these items undergo a very careful inspection before shipping.

Demo: These items have been on our sales floor for demo purposes and will likely show signs of use. The original packaging may no longer be included, but you can be assured that you are receiving an awesome item and an awesome price.

Used: The item is used. These item may have varying degrees of wear. Please read the description for information about the condition of the item. Used items do not carry a warranty.

B or C Stock: Factory refurbished. These items were purchased from the manufacturer in a refurbished condition. They will show some cosmetic issues, but nothing that would impact performance. Being that these are sealed from the manufacturer, we generally do not open these to photograph the cosmetic issues. They are guaranteed to work and may have a limited warranty or you may purchase an extended warranty in some cases. Please see the listing description for item specific information.


Hop Onto The Hand-Crafted Quality Of Kentville Kangaroo Hide Drum Heads


Australia is alive with its own burgeoning community of talented drum builders, cymbal smiths and stick makers, all creating world class handmade instruments. Kentville's vision was to complete this picture with the creation of Australia's very own drumheads. Their kangaroo hide heads provide unrivalled 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!

TRADITIONALLY HANDMADE

Each head is entirely handmade using a series of tasks and tools as old as western drums themselves. Today Kentville laps their drumheads in the same way that they were lapped for the snares of the drummer boys that served in the Battle of Gettysburg and the Napoleonic wars. It's a process steeped in tradition.

Hide selection demands discerning examination before skins are deemed suitable for drumhead production. After being stretched and dried, Kentville's chosen hides are cut to size and thinned to attain the ideal thickness for producing heads. These precisely sized rounds are then lapped to flesh hoops before being set on moulds to dry and to form crowns which enable the heads to seat comfortably.

Only the finest quality drumheads pass Kentville's scrupulous final inspection. Each head is then packaged in a sealed sleeve before being sent on its way from the workshop to its destination.

THE SOUND OF AUSTRALIA

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. Kentville's 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. Hear the difference for yourself...

FLESH HOOPS

Kentville's heads are lapped to solid aluminium flesh hoops, which provide great strength, tuning accuracy and durability.

Traditional maple flesh hoops are also available by request for restoration purposes.

AN ETHICAL CHOICE

The hides Kentville uses are the ethically sourced by-product of a culling program overseen by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. This program ensures that the kangaroo population in eastern Australia remains healthy and at a sustainable number. Harvested animals provide consumers with an eco-friendly alternative to consuming beef or lamb and in using the hides to produce drumheads, more of each animal is used, resulting in less waste. The kangaroo is one of Australia's national animals, and the highest level of consideration and care is taken to ensure that Kentville hides are procured in an ethical and sustainable manner that serves to benefit the species.

Manufacturer: Kentville Drums
Model: KD-24BDH
SKU: I507400-N-0-WHXC


We are Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC's legendary music shop. Family-owned and operated since 1958. Buy gear the way it was meant to be bought, from a store that's been there through it all and has the vibe to prove it. We're staffed with musicians and industry experts, people that live and breathe music gear. Our mission is to help you find the right gear for your project, that thing that will bring you the most joy out of what you do. We're an authorized dealer for almost every brand, we stock items the other stores don't, so you can try before you buy. Stop by our Wheaton, MD showroom and see for yourself.

Contact us if you have questions about one of our listings or if you need help finding the right piece of gear.