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Buying a quality drum

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Re: Buying a quality drum

Postby Mike » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:15 pm

leedy2 wrote: many time the person that is making the the drum does not know anything on the drum they just know how to make a quality piece of furniture that looks good.


What is that thesis of yours based on?

Who do you have in mind?

Just as many of the great conga makers of the past were actually PLAYERS!
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Re: Buying a quality drum

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Re: Buying a quality drum

Postby Derbeno » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:24 pm

Give us some examples or a comprehensive list of the Brand name of these expensive drums produced by these furniture makers.

This will prevent anyone throwing their money away.
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Re: Buying a quality drum

Postby Garvin » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:13 pm

The makers of some of the top-quality Tabla and Djembe in the world are not amazing players either. I really don't think that one has anything to do with the other. I'd rather have a really talented craftsman make me an instrument than a really talented musician. It seems to me that mastering instrument building is every bit as challenging as mastering the music itself. If you happen to posess both skills, that's great. But I don't think the lack of mastery over music should have any bearing over your ability to construct a masterpiece of an instrument.
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Re: Buying a quality drum

Postby niallgregory » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:07 pm

:oops: damn i wish i had the benifit of all this " AMAZING " advice 20 years ago . What have i done :roll:
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Re: Buying a quality drum

Postby Mike » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:19 pm

leedy2 wrote:Mike
Here is an other example of what I mean Hector Roche ( El Pierna) great bongos would you agree? What if I tell you that he does not know how to put a nail in a wall. Jorge from 3 A the same, yet they represent two good company's .


Alright, now I see what you mean - still I can very well live with that as long as the instruments are fine,
Hector Roche does a terrific job creating fine bongos.

On the other side, musicians that started building or rather creating instruments are not that rare either.
The best example of an outstanding European conga maker was Michel Delaporte, a percussionist who
had his workshop and his congas are among the best you can (or rather could, as he passed away long ago) get hold of in Europe.
And of course there is Congalou woth his beautiful ash congas here... :) :wink:
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