Hi everybody, i am looking for any notation and info about Oriza, thanks to all.
Considering selling my JCR's..
I have some new drums on their way and I am considering selling my very rare JCR conga and tumba.It took me a really long time to find these. They are quite rare, not cheap and a 10 on a scale of one to ten with the original skins, never really played at all. Perfect condition, not a scratch and no oxidation anywhere.If you know about these drums, know what they are worth and can afford them and are seriously interested please drop me a line to discuss it.Many more photos and sound demos available upon request. I am looking for the "best offer". Thanks!
Beautiful Volcano Congas For Sale In June 2017
I am putting out feels to see if there is any interest in someone buying form 2 to 4 of my Volcanos?I hate to see these go, but I have some other drums coming that I need to pay for.If you know about these drums, what they are worth, their history and their value, (and can afford them) please write me a private message. Many more photos and sound demos available upon request. Thanks for looking
Gon Bops IT-3300 date?
HiI have a Gon Bops Mariano Model # IT-3300I bought it in a thrift store where it was consigned to.I spoke to the owner on the phone and he said he originally bought it before moving to Hawaii.He owned the drum for a long time before moving back to the Lower 48. At that time I was busy negotiating and didn't think to ask how old the drum was.It looked old to me.It also had a split from head to toe between the staves.....a pretty easy fix I found out later.I've been told recently that the drum was made in the 90's.That just doesn't fit to what I was originally told....and the drum....to me....looks a lot older.Here it is with what appears to be original head (Gon Bops stamp), and Gon Bops plate.Can anyone here tell me if the drum is 70's or later......90's?Thanks,Gary
Looking for info on these Patatos
Just picked up these Patatos and am hoping someone can give me a little background on them.I know they aren't early 'vintage'cos they don't have the traditional hoops, nor are they the newer version due to the label not being round or with the 'hat'. I'm guessing the writing inside the Tumbadora (see pic) is the manufacturing date 28-2-91. Also, there is this odd looking label (see pic) stuck to the inside of the Conga, with what appears to be foreign writing.The reason I'm asking is: when I buy replacement heads (probably pre-mounted, but not LP water buffalo), most of the vendors want to know if I have Comfort Curve II rims, but I'm not sure.Was there a Comfort Curve I? If so, is it much different than CCII's? Finally (just curious), maybe someone here was the previous owner of these beauties.I bought them from Guitar Center in Lexington Kentucky and had them shipped to their San Jose California store. If they were yours, is there a history on them? Gigs? LOL they sure smelled of cigarette smoke when I got them...not complaing though, they sound great!Thanks~Glen
Gon Bops 3000 Series
I acquired this classic set of Gon Bops from 1978 3000 series a couple of weeks ago. This set has matching numbers, no cracks or repairs and the bearing edge is nice and round, original to the bone including bleached skins.IQ300, 9 3/4" & IC300 10 3/4".I decided not to do a Total restoration on these. I did absolutely no sanding on the shells. Cleaned up the hardware with good old elbow grease, #0000 steel wool on the crown, plates and lugs, turtle wax rubbing compound on the bands, did not have to remove them, soapy water on the heads and finally, Old English wood cleaner for dark wood with Scratch Cover on the finish, two coats. I am VERY satisfied with the results as It turned out great!!!! I think that these are keepers
Rope Tuned Congas
Hi all,I just finished up this set of rope tuned congas and I'm really happy with both the look and sound.These are slightly smaller than a full size set.28" tall with heads at 10, 11, 11.75 diameters.I did solid walnut stave design with bubinga accent.I know there is lots of concern about specific tuning with the rope system - I used a strobe tuner on my phone and was able to tune these to E-G-C tuning without much trouble at all.I noticed that one "diamond" or knot in the rope changed the note about half way (I don't know correct terms).Took me about 10 min to tune them up for the video.
Wood Block Foot Pedal
Good Day,I am looking for an inexpensive foot pedal with wood block so I can play the clave and various beats while I am playing conga.I have seen these arrangements and started an internet search but there are lots of foot pedals of various costs and the blocks need a mounting and then the block.Does anybody have any suggestions of an assembly?Thinking of going into the 2nd hand market but I really do not want to spend a bunch of time here.would rather play than make this a big effort.thx, marcus
yambu 'middle drum' part
This is a long shot I spent about 3 hours yesterday watching the yambu 'middle drum' part being demonstrated [but unfortunately not taught] on the Spiro website by Jesus Diaz on cajon. I was trying to transcribe it but just could not nail it down … I'm usually able to figure this stuff out, but I just could not get it! By chance has anyone else every worked out exactly what he is doing and would be willing to share?In particular what he's doing with his left hand on the side of the cajon … It looks like its all on offbeats and is alternating single stroke/ double stroke – the singles would be 8th notes? But then the doubles would be 16ths and one would land on the onbeat? … but nothing would line up.Anyway I got hopelessly muddled and confused and feel like I'm missing something simple and obvious.Ifno one can help, I'll try it again later and if I get something I think is close I'll share.Cheers
Newbee Meinls or not?
Hi all,Sorry to bother you with another ID topic. I'd love to share my percussion / drum knowledge with you, but unfortunately my knowledge on conga's is limited to the brands.My apologies for not helping you conguys and congirls any further.I've been given this set of Meinl Percussion conga's. At least, that's what the sticker shouts.Can any of you confirm this? Or rectify? Sizes are 11 and close to 12''.I couldn't find any info on them on the WWW nor here.The exterior is badly scracthed. Some of the leg mounting screws / wing nuts were missing (now replaced by non-original).However, the sound is very nice. I'm not sure what to do with them. I'm more a marching drummer, than a percussionist.Any info is very much appreciated.Thanks, Wouter from Holland
Slaps tented or flat - or maybe a misunderstanding
My little epiphany re: slaps was when I started doing them with a flat hand.A lot of slap explanation talks about using a tented hand or a cupped hand.Mine didn't work well until I read about using a flat hand and visualizing playing though the skin [ie: as if you were trying to hit with your finger tips below the skin] and grabbing itI was watching a guy on youtube tonight who was espousing the tented version, but when I watched closer he was actuallyplaying with a flat hand ... the tenting part was really the result after the fact not the technique from the outsetSo you go in with a flat hand ... smack through the skin ... and grab ... the result is a 'tented hand'It's the result of the technique and not the actual technique itself.When I try to 'tent/cup' my hand before playing a slap it hurts! When I play flat handed and the tent comes after ... its effortless, loud, crisp and painless
Heel vs. Bass - are they the same ?
Hi there,thank you all for providing such an amazing forum to all things conga related!I've been learning conga playing since a while now, drawing from all sorts of sources (books, DVDs, youtube and a teacher...) yet I've still not found an answer to this almost paradoxial question:Is there a clear distincion between a heel and a bass tone ?By this I mean that if you lightly tap the skin with the heel it is clearly different from letting the full hand fall down heavily in the middle of the skin for a bass tone. Changuitos 'Mano secreta' videos/books clearly teach a heel toe movement where the full weight of the hand seems to come down for the heel. Other books teach the same idea. It sounds like a bass when I do it. So instead of heel/toe I hear Bass/toe.Should I just be more light in my touch on 'Changuitos Heel' to take some bass sound out of it ? Are these exercises just some technical preparations for the famous 'mano secreta' movements ? Or is there no distinction between a heel and a bass sound ?Probably it is a continuum (between a light heel tone and a full bass), but thats just my interpretation so far. I'd love get some input from this knowledgeable community on this and I hope that this somehow makes sense as I'm a bit lost here.Cheers!
"Hollywood By Meazzi" congas
Hi all, I just bought these old beauties, as I gather, they are Italian, probably from the 70?ties. They are "Hollywood By Meazzi" - just under 32 inches high, and 10" & 11,5". Anyone with more info on these ? tips for restoring them ? The skins look fine, no cracks, and they actually sound very decent.
Is it a good or bad idea to mix wooden congas with fiberglass ones or does it really matter?Your opinions.
Do wooden congas tend to sound differently as they age and are played more?I know as the wood in regular drum sets dries and ages that they tend to sound different, but these shells are made of maple, birch, combinations of different woods.I was wondering if rubber wood does the same.I have a set of Meinl Pros, quinto, conga, tumba, and a couple of Cosmic Percussion, conga and I think it is a requinto.They all sound fine but hope they sound better as time goes on.Thanks