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Latin Percussion Classic Top Tuning Wood Congas

Latin Percussion Classic Top Tuning Wood Congas
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Latin Percussion
Sometimes an idea can seem 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 new LP Series Top-Tuning Congas.
The idea is indeed simple: Create a system that allows a conga drum to be tuned 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 it offers—especially in live situations.
Immediate access to all tension bolts will eliminate situations where only the nearest bolts can be tensioned easily in a hurry—situations that result in uneven tuning. With top tuning, the player can access every tension bolt quickly and easily in order to tune the head evenly for a good fundamental pitch.
The LP Series Top-Tuning Congas feature 30" tall Siam Oak shells in 11", 11-¾", and 12-½" diameters with natural rawhide heads. They're fitted with specially modified Comfort Curve II steel rims 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, the new system provides a direct pull on each tension bolt, eliminating the "bend" that often occurs with hooked tension bolts. And to make things even easier, the tuning bolts are fitted with hex heads that can be turned 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 Series Congas have been the industry standard for generations. Now that standard has been raised significantly with LP's revolutionary Top-Tuning system. Check out the LP Series Top-Tuning Congas today, and get on top of your game!
Latin Percussion Classic Top Tuning Wood Congas Feature:
  • LP Classic Top Tuning Congas allow you tune from the top without having to turn the conga. Now you can make easy, on the fly adjustments and it's easier to tune the head evenly for good fundamental pitch. It's low profile design insures hand comfort.
  • 30" Siam Oak, 3-ply with a fiberglass layer added to the inside upper portion of the shell for additional strength
  • Natural rawhide
  • Modified and patented Comfort Curve II rims constructed from steel
  • Reinforced LP Heart side plates with 5/16" diameter tuning lugs and new LP shell protectors, tuning wrench included    

Latin Percussion Classic Top Tuning Wood Congas Available:

LP522T - 11" Quinto

LP559T - 11.75" Conga

LP552T - 12.50" Tumbadora