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LP Classic II Top Tuned Conga

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The LP Classic II Top-Tuned Conga is crafted with a 12-1/2" 2-ply Siam oak shell.Sometimes an idea can be totally revolutionary, and yet at the same ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Now you can tune your conga without having to remove it from the stand or basket.

The LP Classic II Top-Tuned Conga is crafted with a 12-1/2" 2-ply Siam oak shell.

Sometimes an idea can be totally revolutionary, and yet at the same time seem so obvious that you wonder why no one has done it before. Such is the case with LP's Classic II Top-Tuning Congas.
The idea is simple: A system for tuning your conga drum from the top, without having to turn the drum, lift it out of its basket, or remove it from its stand. Some traditionalists may question the idea, but most congueros will immediately recognize the advantages that tuning on-the-fly offers”especially in live situations.

Immediate access to all the conga's tension bolts eliminates situations where only the nearest bolts can be tensioned easily in a hurry”situations that result in uneven tuning. With top tuning you quickly have access to every tension bolt to tune the head evenly for good fundamental pitch.

The LP Classic II congas are crafted with 30" tall Siam oak shells with an 12-1/2" diameter and a natural rawhide head. It's fitted with a specially modified Comfort Curve II steel rim to which are welded unique "ears" that allow access to the top of each tuning bolt. These ears are thematically designed in a V shape that echoes the shape of LP's heavy-duty steel side plates. They're also carefully recessed below the level of the Comfort Curve II rims to ensure hand comfort and extended playability.

In addition, with the top-tuning system you have a direct pull on each tension bolt, eliminating the "bend" that often occurs with hooked tension bolts. To make things even easier, the tuning bolts are fitted with hex heads that turn with a standard socket”available in any hardware store (just in case the included tension wrench is ever misplaced).

When it comes to sonic performance and construction quality, LP congas have been the industry standard for generations. Now that standard has been raised significantly with LP's revolutionary top-tuning system.

  • 12-1/2" head
  • 30" tall
  • 2-ply Siam oak shell
  • LP Comfort Curve rims 5/16" diameter tuning hooks
  • Carrying handle
  • Pro Care integrated shell protector
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