Gon Bops Crowns

We just received a shipment of Gon Bops crowns. It won’t be long before we are offering PreMounted heads for modern Gon Bops congas. I will be crafting heads first for those that helped us with measurements as a big thank you.

Black Walnut Conga For A Neighbor To The North

‘Manito’ just finished this solid shell black walnut conga for a neighbor to the north. It’s made from locally and sustainably sourced black walnut wood from Athens, GA. Our 304 stainless steel hardware is very strong, lustrous and guaranteed for the life of the drum.

Hardware: 6-lug half round Moderna crown, heavy duty 3/8″ tuning lugs, heavy duty sideplates

Skin: 2mm amber steer

Playing Surface: 11.5″ diameter

Height: 30″

Weight: 25.5 lbs

Upgraded To Steer

BEFORE AND AFTER. We received these LP Matador 7-1/4″ x 8-5/8″ bongos from a customer requesting the skins be upgraded to steer. The stock skins were very tired, thin and rough. I mounted smooth and lively 1mm on the macho and 1.5mm on the hembra. Now onto Mexico.

PreMounted™ Middle Eastern Steer Matched Set For LP 11″, 11.75″ And 12.5″ Congas With Comfort Curve 1 (Soft Strike) Crowns

Just added to our specials! This PreMounted™ Middle Eastern Steer Matched Set For LP 11″, 11.75″ and 12.5″ Congas With Comfort Curve 1 Crowns is artfully crafted with close attention to detail. This ensures the tone, color, finish and feel are as balanced as possible.

Skin Type: Middle Eastern Steer

Skin Color: Chocolate

Crown Type: Comfort Curve 1 (Soft Strike)

11” Quinto Skin Thickness: 1.8mm

11.75″ Conga Skin Thickness: 2mm

12.5″ Tumba Skin Thickness: 2.2mm

Sound: warm and classic with crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass and controlled overtones- ideal for live and studio applications

Feel: medium action, somewhat supple/forgiving playing surface

Natural Skin Conga Heads

Need a matched set of natural skin conga heads? We can help! This is one of many matched sets of PreMounted™ heads going to Kelly Clarkson’s percussionist Todd Collins. He requested chocolate skins with a slightly dryer, more woody sound. I mounted Middle Eastern Steer- 2mm for the 11″ quinto, 2.2mm for the 11.75″ conga, 2.4mm for the 12.5″ tumba.