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    LP Patato Conga LP Patato Conga
    LP Patato Conga

    Played by professional congueros the world over, these fiberglass drums were developed in 1978 after a...

    $559.00
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  2. Gon Bops Tumbao Pro Series Tumba Drum Gon Bops Tumbao Pro Series Tumba Drum
    Gon Bops Tumbao Pro Series Tumba Drum

    The celebrated look of old school Gon Bops with drummer-friendly improvements. 12-1/4"-diameter Siam oak shell...

    $539.00
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    $899.00 (save 40%)
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  3. Meinl Marathon Designer Series Quinto Conga Drum Meinl Marathon Designer Series Quinto Conga Drum
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  4. LP Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass LP Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass
    LP Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass

    High quality, reasonably priced. Specially designed to match the drums Raul uses on the road with Santana....

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  1. Pearl Bobby Allende Signature Fiberglass Quinto Pearl Bobby Allende Signature Fiberglass Quinto
    Pearl Bobby Allende Signature Fiberglass Quinto

    Rugged, durable, and professional, this powerful 11" quinto is built to last a lifetime. Seamless fiberglass...

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  2. Pearl Primero Conga Set with Basket Stands Pearl Primero Conga Set with Basket Stands
    Pearl Primero Conga Set with Basket Stands

    Pearl Primero Congas are a great example of this respected drum company's commitment to percussion. Resonant...

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  3. LP Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass Conga LP Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass Conga
    LP Raul Rekow Custom Fiberglass Conga

    A durable fiberglass conga with Matador Soft Strike rim for comfort. Raul Rekow signature green glitter....

    $436.00
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  4. LP Classic Top Tuning Conga LP Classic Top Tuning Conga
    LP Classic Top Tuning Conga

    Makes adjustments quicker and tunes more evenly for good fundamental pitch. The low-profile design and Comfort...

    $499.00
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  1. LP Classic Conga LP Classic Conga
    LP Classic Conga

    Classic wood conga from Latin Percussion. Standing players especially appreciate this conga.

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Drums are one of the world's most versatile musical instruments, available in dozens of different varieties, each with its own sound. Some of the world's most distinctive drums, such as the conga and bongos, trace their roots to a combination of African and Spanish origins in the Caribbean. The conga drum has long been a staple of rumba, salsa, merengue and reggae, but its mellow, harmonic sound is gradually finding its way into other styles of music on the modern stage. Since conga drums can be tuned to different notes, a drummer with a set of congas and a deft hand can create entire melodies with percussion alone. Such "congueros" use various hand motions and striking positions on the head of each conga to produce different sounds, virtually becoming bands unto themselves. To take full advantage of the conga drum, start by mastering the five basic strokes with which it is played. Two of these involve striking with four fingers near the drum's edge: a quick tap produces a clear "open tone", while holding the fingers in place to muffle the sound creates a "muffled" or "mute tone". The "bass tone" makes use of the full palm, while the "touch tone" is produced with a light tap of the fingers or heel of the hand. The most challenging stroke is the "slap tone", which generates a loud, snappy sound. The combination of tuning and stroke technique makes the conga a highly variable drum. Play congas in a set to create full, rich, melodic rhythms—or play them as an accent to a traditional drum set, ready to come in at the right time to spice up a song. No matter how you choose to bring the conga into your personal playing style, it is a rewarding drum that adds outstanding character to any type of music.

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