Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

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Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby scavard » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Hi there, I'm new here.
My friend has this old LP conga (at least 10 years) and wants to sell it to me for 150euros so I'm trying to find out which series it is..
He also has LP Galaxy conga and the shape of this quinto is very similar to the galaxy's.
It sounds bad because it still has its original skin and it can't be tuned properly, but I'm going to buy a new head, either synthetic or skin..
The sticker/label inside says "LP265A replacement head for LP222, 522"
Does this skin sound good? I've been playing LP compact quinto conga for some time now, and I've decided to go for a conga with shell because I miss bass sound and the feeling of playing a real skin and wood..
So please, if anyone knows something about this series, tell me before I buy it.
Thank you for all posts and comments :)
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby scavard » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:02 pm

and few more...
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby tamboricua » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:05 pm

That's a late 90's LP Classic Quinto with an after market paint job on it.

Hope this helps!!!

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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby scavard » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:13 pm

What a quick response!
Is that good or what? Because I'm pretty much amateur in these things...
Is it worth the money?
I knew about the repainting, but my concern is if it affected the overall sound because it wasn't made professionally...
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby Mike » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:26 pm

scavard wrote:Is that good or what? [...]
Is it worth the money?
I knew about the repainting, but my concern is if it affected the overall sound because it wasn't made professionally...

No, it should a fine LP conga, no problems soundwise with the painting.
If you want it, go for it!
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby scavard » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Hi folks, I didn't want to start a new thread and as it concerns this conga, I will just put it here..

I've been playing this conga only a few times a month throughout the years and just now I've noticed some small cracks in the wood where the lugs are attached. This just concerns two of the five lugs and those two are neighbours. As I don't know anything about conga's maintenance, I would like to know if I should be worried and if there is something I could do about it.

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I would like my conga to last forever so I try to treat it nice - I keep it in a transport bag in a dry and relatively warm place, I always loosen the head if I don't play for a while, and it has never fallen down or anything like that.

Thank you in advance for any comments :)
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby Chtimulato » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:00 am

Hi. It can be repaired. PM in 2 days.
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby Chtimulato » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:08 pm

I'm back with a better keyboard... I haven't time now, so if you don't get other answers or advices, and if I forget you, send me a message in 2 days.
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby scavard » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:47 pm

Thank you so much! I will get in touch.
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby scavard » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:03 pm

I made some more photos of the insides and I got really concerned if this is how a conga should look like..

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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby blavonski » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:10 am

Hello scarvard,
That's not a crack, no Stave damage. It's only a very slight opening between the staves at the point where the plate screw is placed, and because a hole is there, the seem was encouraged to slightly separate; maybe during the new paint job.
Not really much to be concerned about, especially given that you tune and play it so seldom.
However, if it bothers you you can simply press some wood glue in the opening for good measure.
Good Vibrations,
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Re: Help - which series of LP conga is this one??

Postby scavard » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:08 am

Thank you!

I got an offer to get a second one from this original pair. It's a 12'' with synthetic evans head (I would also get the matching 11" synthetic head and a super heavy classic stand for both congas). I already checked the conga out and there are no cracks :) but it has the same paint job. Also its synthetic head is actually 11"3/4 but it fits somehow..

Did LP use to make congas in pairs of 11" and 12"?

So what do you think? Without any serious cracks and with synthetic heads, this pair might last forever, right?
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