HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

One thread per person please. Feel free to share with us your photos and video clips from your gigs, jams, rumbas, etc etc. No random clips or images, this is a section for our members to post up and promote their own projects and adventures.
Forum rules
One thread per person please. Feel free to share with us your photos and video clips from your gigs, jams, rumbas, etc etc. No random clips or images, this is a section for our members to post up and promote their own projects and adventures.
Lets keep it positive.

HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby Mr.Rumba » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcyEDcNoX8o&feature=youtu.be
Here is a casual video of me playing my HR Cedar Congas form Colombia:
Last edited by Mr.Rumba on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:02 am, edited 2 times in total.
Mr.Rumba
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Re: HR Cedar congas from Columbia, a casual jam by MP

Postby joaozinho » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:01 pm

Helo Mr Rumba,is not short ,but is great :mrgreen: Those congas are very nice,I love that melow sound,Thanks for sharing!!
joaozinho
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:16 pm
Location: France

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby Mr.Rumba » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:00 am

joaozinho wrote:Helo Mr Rumba,is not short ,but is great :mrgreen: Those congas are very nice,I love that melow sound,Thanks for sharing!!

I took out the word "short", thanks for pointing that out! Regards. :D
Mr.Rumba
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby joaozinho » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:09 am

Hey,I was joking,Mr Rumba,Long or short?? dificult to define,The groove is great and the drums are beautifull!Do you know if they export to Europe,are they expensive?they are in cedar like bauer's.I heard about bad issues with bauer's in european cold Climat,lot's of splits etc.They seem well built but what you think?
will they past the test of time? Thanks so much.
joaozinho
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:16 pm
Location: France

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby Mr.Rumba » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:59 pm

These drums are built like a tank (very strong), they are light heavyweights, that is to say they are not light or heavy. Less then the LP Giovanni's but not as light as old Gon Bops. I like the hardware, extra strong. There are no almas (inner metal ring near the top of the inside of the drum). Only time will tell in terms of how thy hold up. They are currently over a year old (since manufactured). I do not know about shipping to Europe. The company is not easy to deal with. I bought the congas used off of a forum member here. The sound reminds me of another conga drum I really like called PM percussion in Petaluma California. He is a small one man operation who makes beautiful drums as well.
Mr.Rumba
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby joaozinho » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:25 pm

Why is not easy to deal with? They seems very well made,but I prefer Pm percurssion.I know that Drumskulls use to seel Pm percurssions,but not anymore.Is so dificult to find real good drums (tradicional made ones)in Europe,I'm very happy with my lp's They are fine drums(dispite all the critics about mass made drums etc etc)but I will never have those tones,even with good skins.enjoy your drums Mr rumba (I know you do) You're a lucky man :wink:
joaozinho
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:16 pm
Location: France

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby ABAKUA » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:13 am

Beautiful drums, tuning ain't how I'd have them but they are fantastic drums. HR make quality stuff . Conga-tulations! Are these the set Jaisen T had for sale?
They are known to the Anglo market to be hard to deal with cause they are based Colombia, Sth America and do not speak English, only Spanish.
User avatar
ABAKUA
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3202
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:59 pm
Location: Earth

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby pcastag » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:13 am

Dude, those drums sound AWESOME! I really like that sound. maybe it's the room, maybe it's the drum,maybe it's the player but nice full warm tones. Really nice.
PC
User avatar
pcastag
 
Posts: 1421
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:33 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby Mr.Rumba » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:11 am

ABAKUA wrote:Beautiful drums, tuning ain't how I'd have them but they are fantastic drums. HR make quality stuff . Conga-tulations! Are these the set Jaisen T had for sale?
They are known to the Anglo market to be hard to deal with cause they are based Colombia, Sth America and do not speak English, only Spanish.


With respect, for clarity and with out turning this into a racial issue please..It goes beyond the anglo thing. There are people there locally in NJ/NY area that have deposits on drums that are waiting and waiting (around a year) and have been told that their drums are coming, and they never come (yet). This is a fact. I went through a similar process as well. And I have talked to several people trying to deal with them personally who are having a difficult time. I am not trying to bad mouth the company, I just want people to be aware of the situation at hand.

Meanwhile, I was quoted 3 different prices on the same drums from 3 different people at the company over a period of time. Getting a call back or simple e-mail back is very difficult. My spanish is not great I admit it so I had my Spanish speaking friends call.. but it is beyond that. There are dynamics at play within the company organization that need to be dealt with both in the uSA and abroad and moreover, on a simple business level.

I am sure they are all good people but just hard to deal with in my opinion. I would like to re state I love their conga drums and bongos, too. I really hope they get it together and organize their situation more efficiently.
Mr.Rumba
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:31 pm

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby joaozinho » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:52 am

Maybe the "anglo world" go to fast to columbian way of live,maybe they are few to build drums(almost certain)maybe there are lots of request.Time is always a problem with artisans and is clients,for the artisan he goes to fast he urge to finnish is job,but for the client he almost stop,he's anxious to play is drum.
I think is must be really dificult to deal with :|
joaozinho
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:16 pm
Location: France

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby ABAKUA » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:19 am

I was unaware of other issues, my feedback re difficulties has mostly been in regards to language barrier. No offence intended, all good.
Beautiful, well built and fantastic sounding drums without a doubt however. I personally would love an alma in at least the main drum, be it a quinto or conga, my only somewhat small critique. Perhaps not necessary, but Id still want one in there.
Again, sincere congrats! I would certainly be proud to own a set.
User avatar
ABAKUA
Site Admin
 
Posts: 3202
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:59 pm
Location: Earth

Re: HR Cedar congas from Colombia, a casual jam by MP

Postby Mr.Rumba » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:11 pm

ABAKUA wrote:I was unaware of other issues, my feedback re difficulties has mostly been in regards to language barrier. No offence intended, all good.
Beautiful, well built and fantastic sounding drums without a doubt however. I personally would love an alma in at least the main drum, be it a quinto or conga, my only somewhat small critique. Perhaps not necessary, but Id still want one in there.
Again, sincere congrats! I would certainly be proud to own a set.


Thanks for clarifying! I agree with you about the alma and miss the alma as well.
Mr.Rumba
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:31 pm


Return to *** PHOTOS/VIDEO CLIPS OF YOUR GIGS/JAMS ***

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


cron