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Latin Percussion Accents™ Armando Perazo Series Fiberglass Bongos – LP203XF-APGOur Price:Add To Cart »
$479.00DISCONTINUED LP Accents™ Armando Perazo Series Bongo Drums combine virtually indestructible features and full spectrum sound with a new, beautiful integrated design finish that is molded into the drum. They feature steel reinforced bearing edges molded into the fiberglass, plated […]
Latin Percussion Aspire® Bongo Drums Kit – 500Our Price:Add To Cart »
$257.00Includes bongo drums, bag, cha-cha cowbell and beater – a perfect gift packaged in a full color gift box! 6 3/4″ and 8″ Bongos are constructed of Siam Oak and sized for beginners or students. They feature LP Aspire EZ […]
Latin Percussion Aspire® Fiberglass Bongos – LPA601FOur Price:Add To Cart »
$145.00LP Aspire® Fiberglass Bongo Drums provide durability and projection while featuring a high gloss finish accented by black LP Aspire EZ Curve Rims and chrome 9/32″ tuning lugs. Constructed with smaller 6 3/4″ and 8″ natural rawhide heads and Cuban […]
Latin Percussion Aspire® Wood Bongos – LPA601Our Price:Add To Cart »
$145.00LP Aspire® Wood Bongo Drums are constructed with smaller 6 3/4″ and 8″ natural rawhide heads with shells made of kiln dried, environmentally friendly Siam Oak. They produce a rich, mellow sound and are fitted with Cuban style steel bottoms, […]
Latin Percussion CP Traditional Wood Bongos – CP221Our Price:Add To Cart »
$85.00These perfect entry level bongo drums offer quality construction and sound at an affordable price. Made from Asian hardwood, CP Traditional Bongos have traditional rims for a sturdy, heavier feel, and 6″ and 7″ rawhide heads. They come complete with […]
What’s So Good About Bongo Drums?
It’s no wonder why bongos are the most popular hand drum of them all. Bongo drums are easy to carry and highly versatile. The bongo has left its mark on so many styles of music with it’s distinction “pop” sound. Bongos come as a set of two and are attached to one another. They’re usually played in a sitting position held between the knees. The standard bongo width sizes are 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″. Bongos are played with fingers and palms but sticks and brushes can also be used. For playing while standing or as part of a bigger drum set, bongo stands are used.
Wood And Fiberglass Bongos
Bongos are traditionally made from wood which gives them a warm, rich, woody tone. Some are also made of fiberglass, metal or acrylic which have a crisper, brighter tone and tend to project more than wood bongos. Heads also come in a choice of natural rawhide or synthetic material. With changes in weather rawhide heads need more frequent tuning than the more convenient synthetic heads.
Choosing The Right Bongos
In deciding what set of bongos are best for you, consider your budget, skill level, bongo style and sound, and the quality and durability you’ll need and want. Higher priced bongos are more comfortable to play, last longer and can be worth the extra investment.
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