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Loud, ringing tone comes from the belly-shaped conga shell. Great tone, volume, and sustain, with True Skin...
A premium conga with a traditional, Cuban-style shell for tonal variance and projection.
Professional features at a very attractive price.
Made to the demanding standards of studio and touring ace Acuña. 9-3/4"-diameter select North American ash...
High-quality materials and great tone. Perfect for pros on a budget. Specially selected True Skin buffalo...
Classic wood conga from Latin Percussion. Standing players especially appreciate this conga.
The Raul Rekow Signature Tumba roars with the intensity of a Bengal tiger! Awesome low-end presence and tone.
Made from premium fiberglass for dependability and great sound characteristics. True Skin Buffalo drum Heads,...
The standard conga of Salsa players worldwide. High enough to play comfortably while seated. Fiberglass...
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.