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Head-turning new leopard burl high-gloss shell with black powdercoat hardware, buffalo-skin head, and an...
A premium tumba with a traditional, Cuban-style shell for tonal variance and projection.
High-quality rubber wood shells, hand-selected buffalo skin heads, and black power-coated rims produce a...
A very affordable conga set featuring all wood construction for authentic tropical sound.
Combines the charm and sound of the old traditional Cuban drums with modern features and innovations. The...
The sound of Havana and Miami! The high-pitched tone is great for soloing.
A solidly built drum at a working percussionists price!
The 12-1/2" Luis Conte Artist Series Tumba, the lowest and largest drum in the series, provides deep, resonant...
A full, rich sounding conga that comes with a height-adjustable basket stand. Its compact size is easy for...
Beautiful to behold with the powerful sound and performance demanded by pro percussionists.
Great for solo or ensemble playing. High-pitched drum for cutting slaps and solos. Stands 30' high with an 11'...
Professional features at a very attractive price.
A full-sized entry-level conga set.
Made from premium fiberglass for dependability and great sound characteristics. True Skin Buffalo drum Heads,...
One thing that most Latin percussion instruments have in common is a long and interesting history. Congas certainly fall into that category, with roots running back to African and Spanish immigrants in the Caribbean. If you've heard rumba, reggae, salsa or merengue, then there's no doubt that you've heard conga drums in action. And when you're ready to give them a try for yourself, Meinl congas are fantastic options. That goes for veteran players, too - there are plenty of professional-oriented congas in the Meinl lineup as well.
There are a few traits that make congas special, the most important of which is probably the ability to tune them to different notes. That's why two and three-piece ensembles, like the Meinl Headliner Designer 3-Piece Conga Set and Headliner Wood Congas Set, are so common. By adding more congas to your setup, you increase the number of notes that you're capable of playing... and that unlocks a ton of potential for creating totally unique rhythms.
If you're new to the conga and interested in an accessible, easy-to-play model to get started with, take a look at the Meinl Headliner Designer Wood Conga with Basket Stand. This great-sounding drum is budget-friendly and even comes with a bundled stand so you'll have everything you need to get started. Maybe you're a more experienced player and you want to push the boundaries a little? If so, take a look at the Meinl Professional Series Conga or even a signature model like the Luis Conte Artist Series Conga. These are designed for the stage, with the sound and build quality needed to handle a busy gigging or touring schedule.
Conga drums really do have their own special niche in the world of percussion, and with Meinl congas, you can fill that niche with the confidence carried by the Meinl name. If you've been on the fence about trying the conga, this may be the selection of instruments that tempts you enough to make it happen... and if you're an experienced pro, no one will blame you for feeling like a kid in a candy store right now.
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