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50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby Gallichio » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:34 pm

Hello Congaplace,

I was looking at my old LP catalogs and I noticed that in 2014 Latin Percussion Company will be 50 years old. I am wondering if they are planning a 50th year anniversary Conga Drum. I hope the are. I hope it will be a Fiberglass drum like the Galaxy Fiberglass congas in all kinds of beautiful solid glitter finishes. What would you like to see them do for the 50th Anniversary?
All the Best!
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby pcastag » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:45 pm

Walnut bongos.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby RitmoBoricua » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Retro Zebra wood bongos

Retro fiberglass congas with metal flake/sparkle finish.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby mjw001 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:31 pm

Better heads.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby shor » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:43 am

A barril de bomba.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby cdldrum » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:06 pm

Mike...
I would like to see a posted archive of every hand drum
(even the prototypes) from the earliest hand-outs to the
latest mass produced....that would be a fifty year trip
thru some amazing developments. C'mon LP !

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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby Psych1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:06 am

There were some interesting prototypes and limited edition bongos - different woods, synthetic shells, solid shells, 10 lugs - that were made late 60's - early 70's. I have seen a few of them over the years. Martin Cohen has pics of them all but has never posted them on his personal web page.

LP as a company has changed hands a few times and each time some different agreements were made regarding products and who has rights to what. I would be very surprised if some of these things ever made it into a retrospective history or 50 year event. But, I would like to see it too.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby Kaban » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:49 pm

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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby Kaban » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:51 pm

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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby Kaban » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:53 pm

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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby congavalde » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:41 pm

How is hickory wood? Is it better than Ash?
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby KING CONGA » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:29 pm

RitmoBoricua wrote:Retro Zebra wood bongos Retro fiberglass congas with metal flake/sparkle finish.

Yeha baby!!!!

Wow! it just dawned on me, LP and I are the same age :D
I too will be 50 later on this year.
Cheers.
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby congavalde » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:27 am

Has anyone ordered any of these drums? It says the order needs to be put in by March 1st. Just wonderin...
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby Kaban » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:59 am

Did anyone get a chance to play these drums at NAMM?
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Re: 50th Anniversary Congas?

Postby congavalde » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:07 am

I guess they're a bust
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