Trade A Conga

It’s been years since Pete Musser and I hatched a plan to trade a ⁠conga, and we’ve finally brought it to fruition! Here’s the drum I built for Pete, a spalted maple conga with an 11 7/8″ playing surface x 30″ tall. It features Lapis Lazuli fill in all the worm holes, our signature stainless steel hardware and a Middle Eastern steer skin. Thanks so much Pete!! I absolutely can’t wait to get my gorgeous new PM Percussion Conga!!!

Contrast Is King

Contrast is king today! I gravitated towards a darker steer skin to pull out the spalting in this solid poplar conga shell. A matching quinto and tumba are next.

Custom Formed Tuning Lugs

Made of 5/16″ 304 stainless steel, these custom formed tuning lugs are cold bent into a variety of shapes and lengths. We can match most lugs. Each one includes high strength cadmium coated washer and 1/2″ nut, as well as a black rubber tip. maximum length- 7-3/8″, minimum length- 4″

Rainbow Poplar Bongos

These solid shell rainbow poplar bongos were made with wood sourced sustainably from Athens, GA. They feature our handmade stainless steel hardware and horse and steer skins.

Wood: rainbow poplar from Athens, GA
Height: 6-3/8″
Width: 7″ macho, 9″ hembra
Bridge: spalted maple with turquoise inlay
Skins: 1mm horse on macho, 1.5mm steer on hembra
Hardware: 304 stainless steel, half round moderna crown
Weight: 10.5 lbs

Ambrosia Maple Bongos With Lapis Inlay

These ambrosia maple bongos with lapis inlay were made with wood sourced sustainably from Athens, GA. They feature our handmade stainless steel hardware and horse and steer skins.

Wood: ambrosia maple sourced from Athens, GA
Height: 6-3/8″
Width: 7-1/4″ macho, 9″ hembra
Bridge: spalted maple with lapis inlay
Skins: 1mm amber horse on macho, 1.5mm amber steer on hembra
Hardware: 304 stainless steel, half round moderna crown
Weight: 11.5 lbs

PreMounted™ Middle Eastern Steer Matched Set

This PreMounted™ Middle Eastern Steer Matched Set is artfully crafted with close attention to detail. This ensures the tone, color, finish and feel are as closely matched as possible. Unique set available now.

Skin Type: Middle Eastern Steer, our shop favorite
Skin Color: Natural
Crown Type: Comfort Curve 2 (X)
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, controlled overtones
Feel: medium action, smooth and somewhat supple playing surface, ideal for live and studio

A Balanced Contrast

I strive to find a balanced contrast in sound between the bright, resonant crack of horse skin on the macho and deep, throaty punch of steer skin on the hembra. 1mm horse and 1.5mm steer are the sweet spots for LP 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ bongos.