The Middle Eastern Steer is dry on a set of Gon Bops IC-3000 congas- 1.7mm on the 9.5″, 1.8mm on the 10.5″. They are awake again!
I just mounted our Middle Eastern Steer on a set of Gon Bops IC-3000 congas- 1.7mm on the 9.5″, 1.8mm on the 10.5″. Video demo to follow when dry.
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
SOLID T-Shirt. Colors: Forest Green, Charcoal Grey and Texas Orange. Sizes: Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL. 100% cotton.
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.
An original Manito Percussion Conga T-shirt design by Zach Landrum at Olde Soul Print Shop. 100% cotton. All sizes availalble.
Made of high strength 3/8″ stainless steel, our heavy duty tuning lugs are built to last a lifetime. They includes high strength Zinc/Yellow Chromate coated 9/16″ nuts, washers and rubber screw covers. Threads are rolled for maximum life. High polished finish or matte finish available. Custom shaping available from 4″ to 6 1/4″ lengths. Guaranteed for the life of your drum.
Ryan ‘Manito’ Wendel makes turning a solid macho shell look easy, but this requires a high level of focus, skill and creativity.
I just finished mounting new matched Middle Eastern Steer skins on these local LP Giovanni 32″ tall congas. The resulting sound is live with controlled overtones. The skin color patterns are unique and beautiful to my eye.
These solid shell spalted hickory and walnut bongos were made with wood sourced from Athens, GA, and now have a new home in Florida. They feature our handmade stainless steel hardware and horse and steer skins.
Wood: hickory hembra and walnut macho from Athens, GA
Width: 6-3/4″ macho, 8-1/4″ hembra
Bridge: cherry burl wood with lapis and turquiose inlay
Skins: .9mm horse on macho, 1.5mm steer on hembra
Hardware: 304 stainless steel, half round Moderna crown
Weight: 11 lbs