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What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby claveson » Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:33 pm

Would like to get some ideas on what everyone's ideal 3 drum setup is or would be ?
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby thomas newton » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:48 pm

I'd like the big guy on the tumba, average size guy on the tres, and a little skinny guy playing quinto.
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby congamyk » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:15 pm

Ideally.....

I'd like quinto+conga+tumba and they would only weigh 1 LB each.
They would be foldable into a wallet size space for easy transport.
They would be twice as loud as any drum on earth.
They would never give me callouses cause they would feel like playing fluffy clouds -even when cracking the loudest slaps.

I'd also like to be able to rub them and a genie would come out and grant me 3 wishes.
I would then wish for more congas just like these and keep getting new genies and new wishes each time.
I would then take over the earth with my magical congas and turn it into a peaceful conga-esque paradise.

This is my ideal 3 drum setup.
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby yambu321 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:36 pm

HELLO, AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.

MY FAVORITE THREE DRUM SET-UP, IS IN A TWO SIZE COMBO, OF ONE TUMBA, AND TWO CONGAS.

FOR A FOUR DRUM SET-UP I WOULD ADD ANOTHER CONGA (1+3).

FOR A 5 DRUM SET-UP I WOULD THEN ADD A QUINTO.


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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby GuruPimpi » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:45 pm

Hello!
Congamyk, send me those congas please ;)!
My 3 drum setup would be quinto, conga and tumba for elctrified band, for more acoustic and ambiental kind of music would be 2 congas and tumba...
Groove on!
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby CongaTick » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:46 pm

I would hire Congamyk to make his setup work for me.
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby pavloconga » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm

I'd first sign-up to congamyk's conga-esque paradise with streets paved in gold.

If somehow, the gig with congamyk didn't work out, I'd go with:
- 2 x congas (tuned differently) and one tumba
or,
conga, tumba and super-tumba
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby vinnieL » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:38 am

2 congas and one tumba for 3 drum

for four drums i have 2 congas and 2 tumbas
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby Mike » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:36 am

Three very good drums, regardless of the sizes.
At the end of the day, it is the quality of sound, also of construction and aesthetics that matter in my opinion.

Of course I do not mean to play three quintos at the same time :D
There has been a discussion a while ago around the topic of head sizes,
and I can remember someone wrote that nobody in ancient Africa would
have cared much about exact head sizes.
Well ,I cannot bring in much expertise on this historical stuff, but I do know
how I like a three-drum setup to sound.
And there is more than one configuration possible that I find more than satisfying.
With my most recent buy, I currently own 9 congas all of which can be either played
alone, in pairs, in three, 4 or 5-drum setups.
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby claveson » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:30 pm

Great info everyone ! Could everyone be specific to their ideal setup. I would like to know the diameter sizes of their drums....Coquito for everyone...... :D
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby Derbeno » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:53 pm

congamyk wrote:Ideally.....

I'd like quinto+conga+tumba and they would only weigh 1 LB each.
They would be foldable into a wallet size space for easy transport.
They would be twice as loud as any drum on earth.
They would never give me callouses cause they would feel like playing fluffy clouds -even when cracking the loudest slaps.

I'd also like to be able to rub them and a genie would come out and grant me 3 wishes.
I would then wish for more congas just like these and keep getting new genies and new wishes each time.
I would then take over the earth with my magical congas and turn it into a peaceful conga-esque paradise.

This is my ideal 3 drum setup.


Looks like someone has had a bit to much of the liquid stuff with his Christmas dinner, I like it! :D
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby Derbeno » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:05 pm

Generally speaking, as this may vary slightly by manufacturer:
Quinto 11"
Conga 11.75"
Tumba 12.5"

It's matter of preference to go with this combination or a Tumba/Conga/Conga combination. Some with large hands prefer two Congas, tuning one of the Congas to Quinto.

Others prefer two Congas for the more versatile tuning/dynamic range.

What genre to you mainly play?
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby claveson » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:26 am

Derbeno wrote:Generally speaking, as this may vary slightly by manufacturer:
Quinto 11"
Conga 11.75"
Tumba 12.5"

It's matter of preference to go with this combination or a Tumba/Conga/Conga combination. Some with large hands prefer two Congas, tuning one of the Congas to Quinto.

Others prefer two Congas for the more versatile tuning/dynamic range.

What genre to you mainly play?


.........Salsa,Son,Timba ....etc......I like your idea of 2 congas for versatility.
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:42 am

RUMBA!!!!!!!!!
9.5, 10.5, 12.5
That Valje has enough bass to set off car alarms.
The Isla is so high it can shatter a wine glass.
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Re: What 3 sizes would your ideal 3 drum setup be ?

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:44 am

My 4th drum would be 36-24-36 :wink:
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