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  1. Pearl Folkloric Bongos Pearl Folkloric Bongos
    Pearl Folkloric Bongos

    The 7" and 8-1/2" Oak Bongos feature fiberglass inside coating for projection, traditional crowns, and thick...

    $229.00
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  2. LP Raul Rekow Tiger Print Bongo LP Raul Rekow Tiger Print Bongo
    LP Raul Rekow Tiger Print Bongo

    LP's Rekow signature bongos produce cutting, vibrant tone. The authentic wood construction and visual flash...

    $235.00
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    Meinl Free Ride Series FWB400 Wood Bongos Meinl Free Ride Series FWB400 Wood Bongos
    Meinl Free Ride Series FWB400 Wood Bongos

    The preferred bongo model by many top percussionists. Exceptional sound qualities and looks make it an ideal...

    $279.99
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    LP Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. Legend Bongos LP Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. Legend Bongos
    LP Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. Legend Bongos

    They feature beech wood shells, authentic Cuban style steel bottoms, traditional rims, specially-selected...

    $285.00
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    $439.00 (save 35%)
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  1. LP Aspire Bongos LP Aspire Bongos
    LP Aspire Bongos

    The LP Aspire Bongo Kit is the perfect percussive gift. Priced unbelievably low, it offers a strong incentive...

    $167.00
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    $257.00 (save 35%)
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  2. Meinl Free Ride Designer Series Wood Bongo Set Meinl Free Ride Designer Series Wood Bongo Set
    Meinl Free Ride Designer Series Wood Bongo Set

    Class up the joint with these quality wood bongos.

    $139.99
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  3. Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Bongos with Solid Wood Connection Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Bongos with Solid Wood Connection
    Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Bongos with Solid Wood...

    Made of rubber wood and are adorned with True Skin cowhide heads that deliver great feel and warm tones. They...

    $159.99
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  4. Meinl Free Ride Series FFB400 Fiberglass Series Bongos Meinl Free Ride Series FFB400 Fiberglass Series Bongos
    Meinl Free Ride Series FFB400 Fiberglass Series Bongos

    Due to their fiberglass shells they are extremely durable and the perfect instrument for the working musician...

    $279.99
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  1. Meinl Woodcraft Series Bongos Meinl Woodcraft Series Bongos
    Meinl Woodcraft Series Bongos

    Meinl's high-end traditional style bongos made with their famous Free Ride Suspension System for super...

    $329.99
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  2. LP Puerto Rican Flag Mini-Bongos LP Puerto Rican Flag Mini-Bongos
    LP Puerto Rican Flag Mini-Bongos

    3-1/2" and 4-1/8" calf-skin heads, chrome-plated hardware, miniature Comfort Curve II rims, and rubber tips to...

    $65.99
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    LP M200F-KR Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass Bongos LP M200F-KR Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass Bongos
    LP M200F-KR Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass Bongos

    Durability and projection of fiberglass shells at an affordable price. Select rawhide heads produce a fine...

    $186.00
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  4. LP Aspire Accents Series Bongos LP Aspire Accents Series Bongos
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  1. Meinl Free Ride Series FFB200 Fiberglass Bongos Meinl Free Ride Series FFB200 Fiberglass Bongos
    Meinl Free Ride Series FFB200 Fiberglass Bongos

    Ideal for the ambitious beginner who looks for a semiprofessional bongo at an affordable price.

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    LP Generation III Bongos LP Generation III Bongos
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  3. Meinl Free Ride Series Matte Wood Bongos Meinl Free Ride Series Matte Wood Bongos
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  4. Gon Bops Alex Acuna Series Bongos Gon Bops Alex Acuna Series Bongos
    Gon Bops Alex Acuna Series Bongos

    Built in the classic Gon Bops shape, Alex Acuña Series congas and bongos are made from select North American...

    $479.00
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  1. Gon Bops Fiesta Bongos Gon Bops Fiesta Bongos
    Gon Bops Fiesta Bongos

    Great-sounding bongos for the student or recreational player.

    $69.00
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  2. LP Original 1964 Bongos LP Original 1964 Bongos
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  3. Meinl Headliner Fiberglass Bongo Meinl Headliner Fiberglass Bongo
    Meinl Headliner Fiberglass Bongo

    An affordable, stylish fiberglass bongo set.

    $89.99
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  4. Meinl Free Ride Series High Gloss Wood Bongos Meinl Free Ride Series High Gloss Wood Bongos
    Meinl Free Ride Series High Gloss Wood Bongos

    Class up the joint with these quality wood bongos.

    $279.99
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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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