Other west African instruments, like balafon, ngoni etc.
By Slaxon
#28037
Now it is medium thight and sounds are there but when i play it that skin is, there is something strange. It takes hits so lasy and something is missing. Basically sound is dry but it is not mature. Do you understand what i try to say?
#28040
Hi Slaxon,

I think I understand what you are saying! It is common for skins to need to be played for awhile before they sound good. You might try waiting a week or so and then tuning it some more. My philosophy is to tune a new head until it either sounds good or breaks, whichever comes first, LOL.

Welcome to the forum!

Rachel