DetailsThe 11-inch & 12-inch pair of Headliner wood congas is a full-sized entry level set with superb projection, warm tones, a light weight and features found on professional congas. They offer outstanding quality and great value in the budget price range. This is a pair of congas you will want to keep around as you develop your skills.
HC512 Wood Conga Features
- 28 inches tall
- Rubber wood material
- Hand selected buffalo heads
- 8 mm strong tuning lugs
- Original MEINL style tuning brackets
- 2 mm rounded rims
- Black powder coated hardware
- High gloss finish
- Available in Maple, Natural, Wine Red Burst, Vintage Sunburst, and Pearl White
Height adjustable basket stands with quick set up system.
Original MEINL style tuning brackets.
Conga Set Includes Stands
Height adjustable basket stands with U-shaped notch (US Patent) allows for quick set up and breakdown. This stand also features arched rubber bracing for more stability (patent pending).
History of the Conga
The conga is a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban drum of African origin, probably derived from the Congolese Makuta drums. Although ultimately derived from African drums made from hollowed logs, the Cuban conga is staved, like a barrel. These drums were probably made from salvaged barrels originally. They were used both in Afro-Caribbean religious music and as the principal instrument in Rumba. Congas are now very common in Latin music, including salsa music, as well as many other forms of American popular music.
The Conga Today
Most modern congas have a staved wooden or fiberglass shell, and a screw-tensioned drumhead. They are usually played in sets of two to four with the fingers and palms of the hand. Typical congas stand approximately 75 cm from the bottom of the shell to the head. The drums may be played while seated. Alternatively, the drums may be mounted on a rack or stand to permit the player to play while standing.
MEINL Is a Member of the Germany Working Group of the Forest Stewards Council: FSC
The traditional plantation of rubber wood (Hevea brasiliensis Muell.-Arg.) in Thailand meets all ecological requirements. In a natural evolution, new trees are planted and the older ones, which have ceased to provide latex, are harvested. In this way, plenty of raw material is available and the valuable rain forest eco-system is preserved. In addition to rubber wood (Hevea brasiliensis Muell.-Arg.), we also utilize American White Ash (Fraxinus americana L.) which meets all the CITES-regulations set in the "Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora."
What's in the Box
11- and 12-inch congas (Wine Red Burst finish), Height adjustable basket stands with quick set up system, Tuning key
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