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  1. Top Rated
    Toca Synergy Series Bongo Set
    Toca Synergy Series Bongo Set
    Starting at $49.95
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    CP CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag
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    $39.95
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    CP Traditional Wood Bongos
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    LP LP793X Giovanni Galaxy Series Bongos
    LP LP793X Giovanni Galaxy Series Bongos
    Starting at $259.99
    Open Box:
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    LP M201 Matador Wood Bongos
    $175.99
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    Starting at $94.99
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    Meinl Headliner Series Bongos
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    $69.99
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    LP LPA601 Aspire Oak Bongos with Chrome Hardware
    Starting at $95.62
  9. LP Performer Series Bongos with Chrome Hardware
    Starting at $131.10
    Open Box From:
    $111.20
  10. Meinl HB50 Bongo Set with Free Shaker and Claves
    $79.99
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    LP LPM199 Mini Tunable Bongos
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    $36.44
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    LP LPA601 Aspire Oak Bongos with Black Hardware
    Starting at $89.99
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    LP Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. Legend Bongos
    LP Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. Legend Bongos
    $214.23
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    LP City Bongos
    LP City Bongos
    Starting at $80.08
  15. Gon Bops Fiesta Series Bongo
    Gon Bops Fiesta Series Bongo
    $78.99
  16. LP Durian Bongos
    LP Durian Bongos
    $299.99
  17. Meinl 30th Anniversary Edition Wood Bongo
    Meinl 30th Anniversary Edition Wood Bongo
    $139.99
  18. LP Aspire Bongo Set Havana Cafe with Brushed Nickel Hardware
    $139.99
  19. Gon Bops Fiesta Bongos
    Gon Bops Fiesta Bongos
    $78.99
  20. Meinl Free Ride Mini Bongo
    Meinl Free Ride Mini Bongo
    $39.99
  21. Meinl Free Ride Series Woodcraft Bongos
    Meinl Free Ride Series Woodcraft Bongos
    $329.99
  22. LP Richie Gajate-Garcia Signature Series Bongos
    $314.99
  23. LP LP200XF Fiberglass Bongos
    LP LP200XF Fiberglass Bongos
    Starting at $285.00
  24. Meinl Free Ride Series FWB400 Wood Bongos
    $279.99
  25. LP M301 Matador Custom Bongos
    LP M301 Matador Custom Bongos
    $137.00
  26. LP Uptown Series Bongo Set - Sculpted Ash with Chrome Hardware
    $249.99
  27. Meinl Headliner Series Acrylic Bongos
    Meinl Headliner Series Acrylic Bongos
    $119.99
  28. LP Classic II Bongos with Chrome Hardware
    LP Classic II Bongos with Chrome Hardware
    $210.64
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    Pearl Primero Pro Oak Bongo Set
    $173.00
  30. Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Bongos with Solid Wood Connection
    $159.99
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    $139.99
  32. Meinl Free Ride Designer Series Wood Bongo Set
    $139.99
  33. LP Puerto Rican Flag Mini-Bongos
    LP Puerto Rican Flag Mini-Bongos
    $62.99
  34. Meinl Headliner Series Wood Bongos
    $99.99
  35. Tycoon Percussion Supremo Select Series Bongos
    $99.00
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    LP Original 1964 Bongos
    $266.48
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    Meinl Free Ride Series Wood Bongo
    $139.99
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    $99.99
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    Meinl Woodcraft Series Bongos
    $329.99
  40. Matador Wood Bongos
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    $165.00
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There is plenty more to being a drummer than the bass, tom-tom and snare. Percussion is all about the rhythm, and when you want a more exotic sound, that means a more exotic drum. Tracing their roots back to nineteenth-century Cuba, the bongos are a well-known and well-recognized member of the drum family with a look and sound that even non-musicians will instantly recognize. The bongos originated with a hybrid of African and Spanish-inspired music known as Son, but their distinctive sound has become popular enough to find its way into virtually every style of music that exists today. Bongo drums are characterized by their unique construction. Always attached in a pair, the bongos include two differently sized drums: the smaller "macho" and larger "hembra". With this difference in size comes a slight difference in voice, allowing the bongo player—or "bongocero"—to produce complex and intricate rhythms despite the simplicity of the instrument. You may choose to play the bongos traditionally, held between your knees and played by hand, or add them into your traditional drum set and play them with sticks or even brushes. No matter how you choose to integrate them into your performance, these drums are full of personality and make a big impact. When played by hand, bongos are all about the technique. Four key strokes form the basis of bongo playing: the palm-based "open tone" strike, the accentuating "slap", the rolling "heel-tip movement" and, for softer sounds, a "muted tone" touch that restrains the sound by keeping fingers in contact with the drum head. Like any instrument, mastering the technique takes practice. With the bongos, it pays off in spades. Not only are bongos a great addition to add flavor to a standard drum kit, they're also an amazing complement to virtually any style of music when in the hands of a skilled drummer. Fun and portable, bongos are every bit as good for parties and busking as they are for professional gigs.


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