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Conga Shell Protectors

Postby docarroyo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:15 pm

I made these lug covers from 1/2 inch ID tubing found in any hardware store. I made enough to cover 3 drums for under $3.00, I hope this helps someone its simple and works well.
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby docarroyo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:39 pm

Heres another photo of the drums I did
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby umannyt » Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:44 am

Quite clever!
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby congamyk » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:44 am

i like....do they slide off and on easily when you need to tune up?

These would be great for someone that uses synthetic heads that rarely need tuning.
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby docarroyo » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:28 am

Yes they slide up and down easy I use a deep socket on a ratchet and since they are cut around the nut and washer it also flares to accomadate a reg. wrench. Adapt and overcome is a motto I have live by for many years.
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby congamyk » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:31 pm

Sure beats expensive shell protectors like LP's.
I bought some used drums without shell protectors so I ordered 6 sets - $50 bucks.
The store told me LP has them on back-order (for over 4 months now).
Now I'm glad, I can use these and save.

I use a ratchet also, thanks for the great idea.
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby KING CONGA » Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:44 pm

Awsome Idea docarroyo. Could you please post a picture of the protector itself so that we can see the cut?
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby docarroyo » Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:05 pm

Here it is, Thanks to all for the positive comments
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby LouRumba » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:35 pm

Very Nice idea! Where did you get it from?

They look like the one's I posted for sale On Ebay back in September 2008.

Thanks
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby thomas newton » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:49 pm

LouRumba wrote:Very Nice idea! Where did you get it from?

They look like the one's I posted for sale On Ebay back in September 2008.

Thanks


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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby docarroyo » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:43 pm

Hey LouRumba sorry but I did not see your post on ebay, my Matt Smith conga had tubing on the thread of the lugs to protect the other drums and I thought a larger hose might work around the washer which it did. I thought it was an original idea but if you would like the credit for it its yours. I'm not selling anything just sharing something that worked for me and hopefully will help others. I live una vida sana If I have caused you any trouble in any way I'm truly sorry but again I did not see your post. If you like I will delete this entry please let me know.
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby thomas newton » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:53 pm

docarroyo wrote:...if you would like the credit for it its yours.


Lol I get it. Someone's trying to claim the idea. That's very humorous.
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby LouRumba » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:36 am

No, you don't have to. Like I said, they look like. I only sold like a dozen sets. I expected to die off as soon as the idea would catch on. "Live and let live." Peace.
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Re: Conga Shell Protectors

Postby docarroyo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:46 am

I posted the Lug covers in 2009 here are my version simple and they just slide up and down for easy tunning.
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