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  1. Meinl Headliner Designer Wood Conga with Basket Stand
    Starting at $209.99
    Open Box:
    $193.59
  2. Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Tumba
    Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Tumba
    $319.99
  3. Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Quinto
    Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Quinto
    $299.99
  4. Meinl 30th Anniversary Edition Marathon Classic Series Conga with Steely II Stand
    Starting at $309.99
  5. LP Aspire Conga
    LP Aspire Conga
    $198.99
  6. LP Aspire Conga
    LP Aspire Conga
    $195.99
  7. LP 55th Anniversary 3-Piece Top Tune Conga Set
    $1,999.99
  8. Gon Bops Mariano Quinto Chrome Hardware 10.75"
    $525.00
  9. Gon Bops Roberto Quintero Signature Congas
    Starting at $634.99
  10. Pre-Order
    Gon Bops Mariano Super Tumba Chrome Hardware 13.25"
    $645.00
  11. Pre-Order
    Gon Bops Fiesta Series Congas Set
    Gon Bops Fiesta Series Congas Set
    $445.00
  12. Pre-Order
    Meinl Artist Series "Kachiro" Thompson Signature Conga
    Starting at $529.99
  13. Best Seller
    LP Eddie Montalvo Signature Fiberglass Conga Drum
    Starting at $599.99
  14. Top Rated
    LP Performer Series 3-Piece Conga and Bongo Set with Chrome Hardware
    $749.99
  15. Top Rated
    LP City Conga Set with Double Stand
    LP City Conga Set with Double Stand
    $324.99
  16. LP City Conga Set with Stand
    LP City Conga Set with Stand
    $324.99
  17. Meinl Headliner Designer 3-Piece Conga Set with Basket Stands
    $599.97
  18. Meinl Headliner Conga Set with Tripod Stand
    $409.99
  19. LP Aspire Conga Set with Free Bongos
    LP Aspire Conga Set with Free Bongos
    $399.99
  20. LP Junior Wood Congas with Chrome Hardware and Stand
    $413.99
  21. LP Performer Series 2-Piece Conga and Bongo Set with Chrome Hardware
    Starting at $549.99
  22. Meinl Marathon Classic Conga
    Meinl Marathon Classic Conga
    Starting at $309.99
  23. Price Drop
    LP WB2040 World Beat Caribe Conga
    LP WB2040 World Beat Caribe Conga
    $147.62
  24. LP Aspire Santana Lion Tumbadora
    LP Aspire Santana Lion Tumbadora
    $299.99
  25. Meinl VivaRhythm Boom Series Conga Pre-tuned Synthetic Head
    Starting at $69.90
  26. Meinl Marathon Designer Series Conga
    Starting at $309.99
  27. Meinl Marathon Exclusive Series 11 3/4" Conga with Stand
    Starting at $329.99
  28. LP 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Palladium Conga
    $649.00
  29. Remo Legendary Series Palmilla Conga
    Remo Legendary Series Palmilla Conga
    $676.99
  30. LP Classic II Conga 11 Inch Quinto with Chrome Hardware
    $259.99
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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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