Our Classic Cow Skin Djembe is built to the same high standards as the other Classical Heartwood Djembes, but features a medium-thick cow skin head instead of goat. Some djembe drummers really favor the cow skin difference, giving the drum strong, deep tones and thicker slaps, while retaining the full bass response. The cow skin djembe is great in a West African ensemble as a bass djembe, offering a distinct sound to set djembe accompaniments apart. If you are the kind of djembe player with a heavier playing technique, or if you just love the richness of a thicker skin sound, this djembe is for you! As always, the Classic Heartwood Djembe is covered by our Satisfaction Guarantee, and features individual tuning, inspection, and playing before shipping to you.