Another spectacular find:
Note that the design effectively leaves only one third of the foot, which changes the acoustic properties of the drum...
I know very little about congas, so I honestly don't know whether they are any good. But the wood is certainly stunning!e2c wrote:Re. Volcano Percussion: I've seen a lot of debate about their drums on some conga boards. (I was curious, especially given their prices - !!! - so I checked.)
Yes, looks very similar, sans Comfort Curve II rimThe djembe they're seling is a knock-off of what Latin Percussion and Toca have been making for the past 12-15 years (approximately).
Yes, they show some good-looking shells on their site. But, looking at the glass-like polished interior surface of their super-expensive drums, I really wonder what on earth possessed them to do that. These drums will almost certainly ring like hell. And just consider this abomination:Sdready wrote:those funny looking Djembes with all the long fur etc...
They also have well-made normal priced ones between 200-300 Euro and really excellent ones around 500 Euro... they always take good care of finishing the shells and they use good wood so I think its worth it.
You mean there was a time when the rats tail was in vogue? Late 80s, eh? I didn't start drumming until 2004, so I have no history there. (But you seem to be showing your age Bubudi )bubudi wrote:shave off the 'rats tail' that went out of style in the late 80s, together with the mullet.
Oh, I'm sure it's "for real"... there are so many different kinds of drums in Africa, and lots of them have cylindrical shapes.