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The CP CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag feature 6 and 7 rawhide heads. They are composed of Asian hardwood and have sturdy traditional rims. Along wit...Read More

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Perfect entry-level bongos.

The CP CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag feature 6 and 7 rawhide heads. They are composed of Asian hardwood and have sturdy traditional rims. Along with the carrying bag, these bongos also include a tuning wrench.

FEATURES
  • Affordable price
  • Made of Asian hardwood
  • Traditional rims
  • Tunable
  • 6" and 7" rawhide heads

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CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag
 
4.1

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (10)
  • Responsive (10)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Huge tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (10)
  • Small venues (7)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

CP221 tunable Bongos

The CP221 tunable bongos with bag are the best value for the money.Easy to tune and transport.Great for entry level or advanced player. A welcome addition to my LP Matador series Timbales

The CP221 tunable bongos with bag are the best value for the money.Easy to tune and transport.Great for entry level or advanced player. A welcome addition to my LP Matador series Timbales

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Look for better small bongos

I got these bongos for knock-arounds - small and lightweight as compared to my LP GenII's. The sound is pretty okay for little drums (nothing like my full-size Generation II's, which are fantastic...Read complete review

I got these bongos for knock-arounds - small and lightweight as compared to my LP GenII's. The sound is pretty okay for little drums (nothing like my full-size Generation II's, which are fantastic bongos!), but there are two big disappointments - (1) the "traditional" rim rather than a "comfort curve" style. The traditional flat rims can be hard on the hands. I sure wish these had a curved rim like the LP Aspire's. (2) the lug hardware is undersized and the lugs strip easily. These bongos defintiely need heavier-duty hardware. That's the really big minus. If I had it to do over again, I would not buy these bongos.

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5.0

They're BONGOS!!!

By Ivyhurst

from BUFFALO, NY

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Pros

  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment

    Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

    These are exactly as advertised: Wood BONGOS!!

    They are the best BONGOS that I own. They are also the only BONGOS that I own! They sound as good expect, like bongos. If you want bongos, I recommend these. They come with a nice sack to tote your bongos around with, too.

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    5.0

    Bongos

    By JF

    from Cary NC

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Portable
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Just simple fun percussion

      Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

      Pretty well made for the price..... The first set I ordered had a split where the two sides are connected.... Not a problem - it was easily return back to Musician Friend with the return mailing process- it worked well.... The second set came in no problem. They do a good job taking care of their customers.

      The bongos are what I expected for the price level and offer a fun way to add a little percussion with a guitar player.

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      5.0

      Tuned-up

      By alleygl

      from LA, CA

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • School Bands
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

        Nice wood tone.

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        3.0

        you get what you pay for

        Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

        had to replace 3 of the lugs. cheep

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        4.0

        These are fun!

        By Mark T.

        from Southern NH

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        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues

          Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

          These are fun to play & sound pretty good when tuned up properly....
          Great for impromptu jams, parties, picnics...

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great set of Bongoes!

          By matthew

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

          Awesome Bongos, I recommend this to anyone.

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          5.0

          Fun inexpensive instrument

          By Jim

          from Minnesota

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

            Great just for sitting down and having fun.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great for the price! quick delivery!

            By chenz

            from jersey shore

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            Pros

            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

                Awesome set

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                (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                2 year old toddler broke the membrane

                By Dirq

                from Somervile, MA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poorly Made

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

                    Got these bongos for my 26 month old toddler, and he had broken the big membrane on the big bongo within about 20 seconds of getting them out of the bag. Oh well. He broke the membrane on the cheap toddler set of drums a couple of weeks earlier, and so I got him the real McCoy after making a duct tape membrane over his toddler set didn't have quite the right sound...so, the fact that my toddler is an experience bongo destroyer is somewhat extenuating, but the fact remains that my 2 year old child broke with his bare hands the membrane on an adult bongo membrane is nothing less that pathetic.

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                    5.0

                    Bongos

                    By Susan

                    from Ocean City MD

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                    Comments about CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag:

                    I purchased these for my granddaughter. She loves them, they were a great present.

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