We recently completed work on these six Junior Tirado congas- 11″, 11.5″, 12.25″, 12.5″, 12.75″, 13″. The owner requested all new steer skins, Moderna crowns, flesh hoops, lugs and shell protectors. ‘Manito’ also fabricated custom stands for four of them. I always enjoy having sought after drums in the shop. It affords the opportunity to study the construction and the builder’s attention to or lack of attention to detail.
Does anyone know the inside diameter of the newer modern Gon Bops Contour Top Ring for 9.75″ super quinto? email@example.com
I mounted a calf skin on this djembe for a local customer this week. Instead of trimming the excess skin, I decided to twist it. The twist came out much cleaner and more secure than trimming would have for this type of hardware. Anybody else have success with this method?
Does anybody own a full set of newer, modern, Gon Bops Mariano Congas- 10.75″ Quinto, 11.5″ Conga, 12.25″ Tumba, 13.25″ Super Tumba? firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this gallery of photos from our current PreMounted™ Specials for LP congas. I’m still amazed at the fact each piece of rawhide is aesthetically unique. There’s such beauty in it!
BIG DEAL!!! Scratch and Dent Middle Eastern Steer Skins- 5 Pack includes 20″ diameter skins ranging from 1.5mm to 2.7mm in thickness. They have minor blemishes like scratches or slightly rough surface, but are perfectly functional. They sound warm and classic with crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass and controlled overtones. Thicknesses are consistent.
There are signs that tuning lugs need to be replaced. Replace if the threads are damaged any any way. The nut must move freely and smoothly for tuning ease. Replace if the shape of the lug has been compromised. Lugs are designed to provide tension at the proper angle to avoid damage to the side plates, shell and crown.
We recently received a shipment of Middle Eastern Steer. It’s available as PreMounted™ heads or flat skins in natural, amber and chocolate colors. The sound is warm and classic with crisp slaps, round open tones, rich bass and controlled overtones. It is the most versatile skin type we offer, and our shop favorite- ideal for live and studio applications!
WANTED! In an effort to craft PreMounted heads for members of our drumming community that own Gon Bops congas, we are interested in purchasing one of each size and style of modern metal Gon Bops Conga Top Rings. That will make 14 modern top rings- basically one of each top ring that Gon Bops offers. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Gon Bops “Contour” Top Ring for: 9.75″ Super Quinto, 10.75″ Quinto, 11.5″ Conga, 12.25″ Tumba, 13.25″ Super Tumba
Gon Bops “Traditional” Top Ring for: 10.75″ Quinto, 11.5″ Conga, 12.25″ Tumba, 13.25″ Super Tumba
Gon Bops “Tear Drop” Top Ring for: 9.75″ Super Quinto, 10.75″ Quinto, 11.5″ Conga, 12.25″ Tumba, 13.25″ Super Tumba
Made of 5/16″ 304 stainless steel, these custom formed tuning lugs are cold bent into a variety of shapes and lengths ranging from 4″ to 7-1/4″. We can match most conga or bongo lugs. Each one includes high strength cadmium coated washer and 1/2″ nut, as well as a black rubber thread cap.