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Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - Ivsom

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim Ivsom A112016

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - Ivsom

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0,15 kg

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Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - hide head for surdos and alfaias  with Ivsom Logo print... more

Alfaia Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - Ivsom

item number: A112016
head by instrument: Surdo, Alfaia
size: 16"
Type: hide head - wood rim
weight (net): 0,15 kg

Head 16'' goat skin - wood rim - hide head for surdos and alfaias with Ivsom Logo print

Strong, beautiful hide heads for alfaias and surdos. Before mounting, please moisten the head to fit it on the rim (please see detailed instructions and video below). When mounting a new on an alfaia, please note that handcrafted wood instruments may have a different fit than the industrially manufactured aluminium surdos.

Information about mounting hide heads:
Natural heads tend to twist when they are unmounted since the manufacturers moisten the skins before pulling them over the wooden or aluminium rim. So when they dry again, the head twists. When leaving the high humidity in Brazil and arriving to the dry European climate (low humidity and room heating), the heads tend to twist even more. Please notice that this is no damage or irregularity! Before mounting the head please moisten (not soak!) it carefully with a kitchen sponge etc, pull it over the drum shell and then let it dry slowly in the air! Don't force dry a hide hed with a heater, hairdryer or in the sun as it will make the head brittle and prone to tear!

Purchasing replacement heads:
If you are buying a replacement head for your instrument, we advise that you get a head from the same brand as your instrument as they should fit without any trouble. If you buy a head from a different brand, you might find that the fit slightly differs or even doesn't go on the shell well or at all. Please understand that we cannot offer warranty in this case.

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 small producer of Samba instruments from Rio de Janeiro.... more



IVSOM in Brazil

IVSOM is a small producer of Samba instruments from Rio de Janeiro. The brand is a wordplay: Its owner´s name is Ivson, the Braziliain word for tune 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 tightly screwed to the tension hoop. 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 with 20 jingles.


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