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    CP CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag
    CP CP221 Tunable Bongos with Bag
    Product Price $59.99
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    LP M201 Matador Wood Bongos
    LP M201 Matador Wood Bongos
    Product Price $175.99
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    Toca Synergy Series Bongo Set
    Toca Synergy Series Bongo Set
    Product Price $49.95
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    CP Traditional Wood Bongos
    CP Traditional Wood Bongos
    Product Price $59.99
  5. LP Performer Series Bongos with Chrome Hardware
    Product Price $123.99
  6. Meinl HB50 Bongo Set with Free Shaker and Claves
    Product Price $79.99
  7. LP 55th Anniversary Bongo Set with Burnt New Zealand Pine, Candy Black Burst and Black Nickel Hardware
    Product Price $359.99
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    LP LPA601 Aspire Oak Bongos with Black Hardware
    Product Price $89.99
  9. LP Original 1964 Bongos
    LP Original 1964 Bongos
    Product Price $328.99
  10. LP E-Class Bongos with Chrome Hardware
    Product Price $319.99
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    LP LPA601 Aspire Oak Bongos with Chrome Hardware
    Product Price $119.99
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    Meinl Headliner Series Wood Bongos
    Meinl Headliner Series Wood Bongos
    Product Price $99.99
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    LP LPM199 Mini Tunable Bongos
    LP LPM199 Mini Tunable Bongos
    Product Price $49.99
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    LP Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. Legend Bongos
    LP Johnny Rodriguez, Jr. Legend Bongos
    Product Price $299.99
  15. Meinl Free Ride Series FWB400 Wood Bongos
    Product Price $289.99
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    LP M301 Matador Custom Bongos
    Product Price $145.99
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    Gon Bops Fiesta Bongos
    Gon Bops Fiesta Bongos
    Product Price $78.99
  18. LP Pedrito Martinez Signature Deep Cut Mango Bongo Set
    Product Price $299.99
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    LP LP793X Giovanni Galaxy Series Bongos
    LP LP793X Giovanni Galaxy Series Bongos
    Product Price $379.99
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    LP City Bongos
    LP City Bongos
    Product Price $82.44
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    Pearl Primero Pro Oak Bongo Set
    Pearl Primero Pro Oak Bongo Set
    Product Price $173.00
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    Gon Bops Fiesta Series Bongo
    Gon Bops Fiesta Series Bongo
    Product Price $78.99
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    Meinl Headliner Series Bongos
    Meinl Headliner Series Bongos
    Product Price $69.99
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    Meinl Free Ride Series Wood Bongo
    Meinl Free Ride Series Wood Bongo
    Product Price $149.99
  25. Meinl Headliner Traditional Designer Series Wood Bongos
    Product Price $99.99
  26. Meinl Free Ride Mini Bongo
    Meinl Free Ride Mini Bongo
    Product Price $48.99
  27. Meinl Headliner Wood Bongos with Ocean Blue Burst Finish
    Product Price $99.99
  28. Gon Bops Roberto Quintero Signature Bongo
    Product Price $349.99
  29. LP Galaxy Series Fiberglass Fausto Cuevas III Signature Bongos, Arena Red with Gold Hardware
    Product Price $379.99
  30. LP Aspire Santana Lion Bongos
    LP Aspire Santana Lion Bongos
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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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