Rope Tuned Congas

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Rope Tuned Congas

Postby KevBo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:53 pm

Hi all,
I just finished up this set of rope tuned congas and I'm really happy with both the look and sound. These are slightly smaller than a full size set. 28" tall with heads at 10, 11, 11.75 diameters. I did solid walnut stave design with bubinga accent.

I know there is lots of concern about specific tuning with the rope system - I used a strobe tuner on my phone and was able to tune these to E-G-C tuning without much trouble at all. I noticed that one "diamond" or knot in the rope changed the note about half way (I don't know correct terms). Took me about 10 min to tune them up for the video.

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Re: Rope Tuned Congas

Postby Chtimulato » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:40 pm

Nice work, Kevbo.
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Re: Rope Tuned Congas

Postby Thebreeze » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:44 am

Very nice job on those drums and they sound nice in the woods like that.
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