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Alfaia Head 18'' goat skin - wood rim - Ivsom

Alfaia Head 18'' goat skin - wood rim Ivsom A112018

Alfaia Head 18'' goat skin - wood rim - Ivsom

Ivsom
Item number
A112018
weight (net):
0,15 kg

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Hide head 18" with wood rim for surdo and alfaia with Ivsom Logo print Strong, beautiful... more

Alfaia Head 18'' goat skin - wood rim - Ivsom

item number: A112018
head by instrument: Surdo, Alfaia
size: 18"
Type: hide head - wood rim
weight (net): 0,15 kg

Hide head 18" with wood rim for surdo and alfaia with Ivsom Logo print

Strong, beautiful hide head 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.

Important information for fitting natural goatskin heads:
Natural skins tend to twist when unmounted, since the manufacturers moisten them before pulling them onto a wooden or aluminium rim. When drying off, the ring naturally deshapes a little. When leaving the high humidity in Brazil and arriving to our dry European climate with low humidity and room heating, the skin twists even more. This is a normal irregularity of natural products and no damage! You can easily fit the head on your drum by moistening (not soaking!) the inner part - not the ring - carefully with a regular kitchen sponge or cloth. Pull it over the drumshell and let it dry slowly overnight by air. Don´t force it by using a heater or hairdryer or exposing it to the sun, this will only make the head brittle and prone to tear. Like this you will be able to enjoy your goat skin head for a long time!



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. 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.

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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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