What is your setting? - 3 congas setting

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Postby akdom » Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:29 am

Hi all

I am pretty sure this was discussed before, but I coudn't find the topic for that, so I decided to start a new one.

My question is this: What is your setting with 3 (or more) congas and why are you set that way?

For example: One setting would be to play in front of the quinto with the conga on your right and the tumba on your left shaped like a triangle. This setting is great for rumbas, songo, adapted bata rhythms etc

Another setting would be to keep the quinto in front of you but with the conga on your right and the tumba on your left in an almost linear way.

What is your setting? What do you play? What are the advantages etc...

I hope this topic will generate many replies.

See ya

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Postby ABAKUA » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:46 pm

Hey brother. :)

I normally play 3 congas. I use conga centre, conga to the right (tuned as tumba) and super tumba to the left tuned pitch between Iya and Tumba.

When playing 4, I use conga centre, conga infront of it tuned to 3 golpes, tumba to the right and super tumba to the left.

This discussion is found here: (click here for link to thread)
and a bit here: another thread.. (click here)
and here a bit also.. Click here for link
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Postby zaragemca » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:14 pm

Saludos,I place Quinto in the middle, Conga/Right,and Tumba/Left...to play Guaguanco,or AfroJazz, Quinto/center, Tumba/1 O'clock..Conga/3 O'clock..Dr Zaragemca
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Postby pcastag » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:26 pm

I play reverse, quinto int he middle, Tumba to my right, conga to my left. I think most cats,( giovanni, Anga, flores) play like this.
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Postby captainquinto » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:59 am

quinto in the middle, tumba to my right, conga to my left ...


Ditto ! :D

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Postby bongoron » Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:54 am

Requinto middle (no quinto, or maybe it is...depends on who you ask...10 inches, you decide), tumba right, conga left.
Middle, little, big... left to right.

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Postby Bataboom » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:17 am

conga in middle, quinto to right, tumba to left. 12 inch Djembe on stand to my far left as a solo drum from time to time.
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Postby bongoron » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:59 pm

Maybe a touch off-topic, but I also play seated with a tumba centered and 8 inch darbuka held under the left arm. Interesting to mix finger snapping and tumba bass tones.
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Postby ozrivera » Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:21 pm

Saludos
i was just browsing through this topic and i havent looked at any of the other links that abakua posted previously on this forum but,
no one has mentioned if their set up is for a righty or lefty.


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Postby ABAKUA » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:11 am

Im a RH player. :)
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Postby KKonga » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:12 pm

Hi---I play R.H. --- Quinto left, Conga center and Tumba on the right. Seated.
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Postby Sakuntu » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:39 am

I'm RH and Have experiements with the following:

1. quinto middle, tumba 3:00 and conga 1:00 (good for guaguanco on right 2 drums and solo on quinto.

2. quinto middle, conga 10:00 and tumba 2:00. (this is good for latin and rock/funk styles

3. same as above only with djembe in basket stand at 12:00 (for nice bass tones on the "one")
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Postby JohnnyConga » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:20 pm

Quinto in the middle, conga to my left,tumba to my right and another conga in the center..."JC" Johnny Conga... :D
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Postby Thomas » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:47 pm

Quinto in the middle, Tumba to my right, Conga to my left!
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Postby Thomas » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:49 pm

Forgot to add: I'm a RH player!
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