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Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - without rim - Ivsom

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - without rim Ivsom A112116

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - without rim - Ivsom

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Hide head/replacement head without rim for self-assembly, size 16" - IVSOM Important... more

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - without rim - Ivsom

item number: A112116
head by instrument: Surdo, Alfaia
size: 16"
Type: hide head - no rim
weight (net): 0,6 kg

Hide head/replacement head without rim for self-assembly, size 16" - IVSOM

Important information about fitting and mounting hide heads:
Hide heads are moistened during the production in order to make the leather soft for when they are fitted onto their rim. For the self-assembly, please wet the head and use suitable tools to fit the skin onto the rim. Hide heads on rims which are not yet mounted on an instrument, tend to twist due to the differences in air humidity. This is not a defect and will disappear once the head is on the shell, ideally slightly moistened. When you are ready to put the head on your instrument and see that it is twisted, moisten (this time only moisten, not soak!) the head carefully with a kitchen sponge, then put it on a flat surface and push the drum shell in the rim from above. Put your drum loosely back together and wait until the head is dry before putting any tension on it. Let it dry slowly in the air (best overnight), don't use heaters, hairdryers and don't leave it in the sun as it will make the head brittle and prone to tear!

Note about spare parts:

We recommend that you always purchase spare parts of the same brand as your instrument to ensure fit and function. We cannot assume any warranty for different-brand combinations. If you are looking for a spare part that you cannot find on our site, please contact us!

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IVSOM in Brazil IVSOM is a producer of authentic Samba instruments in Rio de Janeiro. The... more


IVSOM in Brazil
IVSOM is a producer of authentic Samba instruments in Rio de Janeiro. The brand name is a wordplay with his own name which is Ivson, and the Braziliain word for sound which is 'som'. Before becoming self-employed, Ivson absolved a profound formation in the metalworking craft sector. Ivson has been an active sambista for many years. He plays caixa for Mocidade, his wife and business partner Luciana plays the chocalho. Therefore he is very close to his clients and knows exactly, what is in demand. Ivson actively participates in the production of his instruments and makes excellent-quality instruments in a very well organized workshop. Some of Rio´s major Samba schools play his instruments. Quite frecuently Ivson surprises us with new features and innovations. Due to his close contact to the Samba scene, he is often the first to convert buzzing ideas and or incitations into useful inspiration for making new instruments. The IVSOM 'vasado' caixas and repiniques created the trend of instruments without bodies.

IVSOM in Europe
IVSOM instruments have gained high recognition amongst Hardcore Rio Sambistas in Europe within the last couple of years. Especially their good workmanship and the excellent sound of the drums have attracted the percussionist´s attenention over here. The number of IVSOM fans is growing larger each year.

Percussion instrumens
IVSOM drums have a couple of untypical characteristics. For example, the tension rods are flush with the rim. This link is very stable and absolutely free of rattling noises, but a bit more time-consuming in its montage. The surdos have a neat detail concerning the rims of the body where the head rests. The body´s wall is rimmed around a 10 mm flat bar. With this the corpus is a lot more stable than other bodies where wire is used for reinforcement. Like this the drums obtain a smooth and flat rim for ideal head fitting. IVSOM´s reference product is the rocar..


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