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.
‘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
Weight: 25.5 lbs
I caught ‘Manito’ installing sideplates on a walnut quinto. Our hardware is fabricated from 304 stainless steel and guaranteed for life. 304 is very strong and will never rust.
The leaves are falling and inspiring. This is an amber matched set befitting of the autumn season. I mounted Middle Eastern Steer to be used in the studio.
1.8mm on the 9.75″ requinto
1.8mm on the 11″ quinto
2mm on the 11.75″ conga
Black Friday Sale! 10% discount on PreMounted heads and flat skins. Enter promo code BLACK10 at checkout November 23 – December 30, 2023.
Making drums is a dirty job, but ‘Manito’ has to do it!
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.
‘Manito’ is dedicated to his craft and safety.
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
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
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.