PreMounted™ Fat Cat™ Matched Set For LP 11″, 11.75″ And 12.5″ With Extended Collar (Z) Crowns

This PreMounted™ Fat Cat™ Matched Set is artfully crafted with close attention to detail. This ensures the tone, color, finish and feel are as closely matched as possible.

Skin Type: Fat Cat™ Nili Ravi Buffalo (Middle East)
Skin Color: Natural
Crown Type: Extended Collar (Z)
11” Quinto Skin Thickness: 1.8mm
11.75″ Conga Skin Thickness: 2mm
12.5″ Tumba Skin Thickness: 2.2mm
Sound: warm and classic
Feel: medium action, smooth and dense playing surface

Spalted Chinese Elm Bongos

These solid shell spalted chinese elm bongos are one of my favorite sets Ryan has made!

Wood: spalted chinese elm sustainably sourced from Athens, GA

Height: 6-3/8″

Width: 7-1/4″ macho, 9-1/4″ hembra

Bridge: spalted maple with magnesite inlay

Skins: 1mm chocolate horse on macho, 1.5mm chocolate steer on hembra

Hardware: 304 stainless steel lugs, sideplates and half round moderna crown

Weight: 11 lbs

Manito Percussion/Del Cielo Hybrid Bata Set

These are very cool drums- Manito Percussion/Del Cielo Hybrid Bata Set! The DC American Elm solid shells got the works with a refinish, full conversion to stainless steel mechanical tuning and Middle Eastern steer skins. The shells are hand carved inside and lathe turned outside. Huge for a huge sound. Okonkolo- 6-1/2″ x 8-3/8″, Itotele- 6-5/8″ x 10-1/4″, Iya- 8″ x 15″

Spalted Poplar Solid Shell Conga Trio

This spalted poplar solid shell conga trio is made of locally and sustainably sourced wood from Athens, GA. Each drum begins as a solid log and is painstakingly hollowed and turned on our custom built conga lathe.

Spalting is the process of naturally coloring the wood using certain fungi and is accomplished here in our shop. The inlays are made of natural turquoise stone. The bottoms are protected by a clear polymer foot which will not mark or scratch floors.

This set is built to be tonally matched to sing together and the internal geometry of each drum is individually designed to bring out the best possible tones from the drums. The skins have been meticulously chosen to match the harmonics of the shells and to create a symbiosis of sound across the entire set.

Skin: 2.3mm amber Middle Eastern steer
Playing Surface: 13-1/4″ diameter
Height: 30″
Weight: 29.3 pounds
Hardware: 304 stainless steel 6-lug half round Moderna crown, heavy duty 3/8″ tuning lugs

Skin: 2.1mm amber Middle Eastern steer
Playing Surface: 11.5″ diameter
Height: 30″
Weight: 24.8 pounds
Hardware: 304 stainless steel 6-lug half round Moderna crown, heavy duty 3/8″ tuning lugs

Skin: 1.9mm amber Middle Eastern steer
Playing Surface: 11″ diameter
Height: 30″
Weight: 23.2 pounds
Hardware: 304 stainless steel 5-lug half round Moderna crown, heavy duty 3/8″ tuning lugs

Conga From Pete At PM Percussion

Ryan “Manito” Wendel writes, “Holeeee Moleeee! Here’s my out of this world conga from Pete at PM Percussion! This beauty is stellar from top to bottom. The build quality, attention to detail and most importantly the tone is just gorgeous! The pictures just don’t do justice to this work of art. Thank you so much Pete, I’m always grateful for your friendship and I’m just thrilled that we decided to make this trade! Just wow!!”

Isla Congas

We recently supplied 3/8″ stainless steel lugs for this set of Isla congas. I enjoy the minimal, sleek design of the crown/rim.

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.