How to: Measure a conga counter hoop rim and find your Symmetry drumhead

Listed are various styles of Radius curved and Traditional conga Counter Hoop Rims found in modern manufacturing.

Referring to the Counter Hoop Rim Style Chart, determine which counterhoop shape best matches your particular counterhoop.
Measure the ID and OD dimensions of the counterhoop in 'inches'.




The cut and front views of each hoop style in the diagrams below, show how the counterhoop  works and fits with Remo's Symmetry Conga drumhead. 







Although the manufacture’s stated catalog drum size is good to know it is not crucial to determine which drumhead crown size to use.

The counter hoop measurements are the most important especially if the drum make and model are older versions or an unknown brand.

The drum size at the bearing edge is difficult to measure accurately as it has a rounded edge with no reference point to start or end. You can use a tape measure to get an approximate size which will help to identify the head size range. With the above variations in mind it is best to remove and measure your counterhoop(s). 


Once you have all this information contact the Remo Customer Support Team  and SUBMIT REQUEST with your detailed information.  If possible send a photo of your drum. You will get a response with advice on the best type and size conga head to purchase for your Drum.

Visit link to our Conga Drumhead Guide

All of the models listed have been fit and performance tested by Remo product specialists and endorsed Remo Artists.

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    Jonathan Ricardo

    Buenos días, por favor estoy buscando un parche tucked Skyndeep Tigre para conga 10.75 o también conocido como 10 3/4 enviarme información al correo electrónico

    Gracias, estoy en Quito Ecuador