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    Anyone ever play or hear these CP Traditional Bongos? They are tunable, and only about $50! I wanted to expand horizons, so i bought em for fun!

    Any reviews or comments on the drums?

    Specs

    Drums: Gretsch Catalina Maple (Dark Cherry Burst) 8,10,12,14,16 toms 14 snare 22 bass
    Heads: Remo Pinstripes over Ambassadors on toms
    Bass: Stock Grestch stock reso and Evans EC2 batter
    Snare: Ambassador over Ambassador reso, PureSound Snares
    Cymbals: Zildjian A MasterSound HiHats 14"
    Sabian Xs20 Crashes 16"/18"
    Zildjian 20th Anniversary A Custom ride 21"
    Wuhan Splashes 8"/10"
    Wuhan China 16"


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    Weird I just bought my 1st set of Bongo's (used) CP by LP also and I too paid $50 but it came with the stand. The heads are shot I hope because they sound like crap. Does anyone know if heads make a bigger difference with Bongo's than with drums?

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    Mine didnt come with a stand! and i paid same price! D: damn hahaha
    Specs

    Drums: Gretsch Catalina Maple (Dark Cherry Burst) 8,10,12,14,16 toms 14 snare 22 bass
    Heads: Remo Pinstripes over Ambassadors on toms
    Bass: Stock Grestch stock reso and Evans EC2 batter
    Snare: Ambassador over Ambassador reso, PureSound Snares
    Cymbals: Zildjian A MasterSound HiHats 14"
    Sabian Xs20 Crashes 16"/18"
    Zildjian 20th Anniversary A Custom ride 21"
    Wuhan Splashes 8"/10"
    Wuhan China 16"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frazzetto View Post
    Mine didnt come with a stand! and i paid same price! D: damn hahaha
    Maybe you didn't get a stand, but you don't have to replace the heads.

    I paid $51 for the LP Aspire bongos and stand. It was the seller's first ebay sale, so I think alot of people who otherwise would have bid on these stayed away.
    Jack

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    I actually like the bongos. Came yesterday, very fun! tuned em a little, best i could. Sounds nice! :D
    Specs

    Drums: Gretsch Catalina Maple (Dark Cherry Burst) 8,10,12,14,16 toms 14 snare 22 bass
    Heads: Remo Pinstripes over Ambassadors on toms
    Bass: Stock Grestch stock reso and Evans EC2 batter
    Snare: Ambassador over Ambassador reso, PureSound Snares
    Cymbals: Zildjian A MasterSound HiHats 14"
    Sabian Xs20 Crashes 16"/18"
    Zildjian 20th Anniversary A Custom ride 21"
    Wuhan Splashes 8"/10"
    Wuhan China 16"


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    Hey, Frazzetto! Hope you're enjoyin' those new CPs. I've played them through the years and, for what they are--the least expensive line in the LP family--they're not bad for the price. If there is a weak link to the CPs, it would be, unfortunately, the heads. They're a little lower in quality and rougher than the heads on Aspire or LP bongos, but you can always upgrade them down the road.

    If you're hammering the daylight out of them, they'll wear out faster, but if you're using them for fun or for moderate use on gigs, they're ...
    keep the beat goin' ... Don't keep it to yourself!

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    Yeah, thanks! I use them for fun, not TOO often. I was going to upgrade, then I saw that heads are about 35-50 a pop! WHAT THE HECK!? Why so much? I also wanted to get synthetic heads rather than the naturals it comes with. Still expensive, if not more. :\
    Specs

    Drums: Gretsch Catalina Maple (Dark Cherry Burst) 8,10,12,14,16 toms 14 snare 22 bass
    Heads: Remo Pinstripes over Ambassadors on toms
    Bass: Stock Grestch stock reso and Evans EC2 batter
    Snare: Ambassador over Ambassador reso, PureSound Snares
    Cymbals: Zildjian A MasterSound HiHats 14"
    Sabian Xs20 Crashes 16"/18"
    Zildjian 20th Anniversary A Custom ride 21"
    Wuhan Splashes 8"/10"
    Wuhan China 16"


    http://www.facebook.com/AWorkInProgressBand

    ^^^Like my band!!^^^

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    As I hinted in my first post, man, the weakest link on the CP bongos is the heads; that's one of the reasons they are relatively inexpensive. Synthetic heads come in various levels of quality, as do skins; I'd rather spend a little more on good heads and not have to replace them as often! But, unfortunately, nothing is cheap...

    keep the beat goin' ... Don't keep it to yourself!

    Charlie

    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." --Henry David Thoreau, "Walden," 1854

    "There's a lot to be said for Time Honored tradition and value." --In memory of Frank "fiacovaz" Iacovazzi

    "Maybe your drums can be beat, but you can't."--Jack Keck

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    I have a really old pair of CP bongos from like, the 70s. they sound great though.
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    Sounds like you got some good ones there, INVG9! Actually, the CP line began about the early 1980s, when the majority of LP/CP stuff was still produced in the U. S. I have a pair of fiberglass CP congas that date back to 1987, and I've knocked those darn things around so often it's a minor miracle they haven't shattered or cracked! They still sound great and I've only had to replace one head during all that time.

    Enjoy them, bro'!
    keep the beat goin' ... Don't keep it to yourself!

    Charlie

    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." --Henry David Thoreau, "Walden," 1854

    "There's a lot to be said for Time Honored tradition and value." --In memory of Frank "fiacovaz" Iacovazzi

    "Maybe your drums can be beat, but you can't."--Jack Keck

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