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    Re: Siam Oak or Rubber Tree

    P.S. I did hear that Meinl and Lp reinforce their Siam Oak drums by coating the inside with fiberglass. Just some additional information.
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    Re: Siam Oak or Rubber Tree

    Unfortunately, in my experience, I have three negative experiences with Lp rubber tree made congas. I'm referring to cracks that developed in the drums. However, I have a friend who has had her...
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    Re: Congas: What's the best?

    If you do Gon Bops, invest in the California Series or the Alex Acuna Series. The shells for the California series is Appalachian Red Oak. The Alex Acuna Series does North American Ash. The lower...
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    Re: Congas: What's the best?

    I've own a Lp Galaxy wood drum I thought was made of American oak(it's heavy enough). It cracked on me twice. This is after buying the Lp/Valje quintos that also cra cracked on me. I'm still...
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    Re: Congas: What's the best?

    I love Fat Congas of Santa Barbara. They no longer make congas, but have to say those are the best that I've played and continue to play.
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    Re: Cool congas I own one Fat Conga. I actually owned two. The first was severely d

    I owned two Fat Conga conga drums. The first one was made of oak. It was severely damaged when it fell off of a truck. My second one is maple and thus far is holding up pretty well and sounds...
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    Re: Where to buy congas

    I bought my first conga drum without playing it first. It was a Fat Conga of Santa Barbara. Being a custom drum, the music stores didn't carry it. Being a custom drum made of wood and natural bull...
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    Re: Cool congas

    Don't expect any new congas under the Valje name. LP still owns the name. Akbar Moghadam recently made some bongos for LP under the Valje moniker. They come in mahogany and red oak. The heads are...
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    Re: Percussion Immersion Hot Spots?

    For African drumming, go to Africa. Save up for the trip.
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    Re: looking for new gear

    Probably LP Aspires will give you the more bang for the buck. In terms of temperature resistance, fiberglass would be better than wood.
    musically yours,
    Seneferu
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    Re: Cool congas

    I never had cracking issues with my Fat Conga:drumset-3:
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    Re: Cool congas

    Also keep in mind that the Asian drums are made of a wood( white lau, rubberwood, Siam oak) that many times do not fair well in our climate especially here in Michigan. Every lp drum I own including...
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    Re: Cool congas

    Drums like volcano and resolution are custom made works-of-art that will run u anywhere from $850 to over a grand per drum. Generally they are made by one person. Two @ the most. LP, Meinl,etc. don't...
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