Any Percussionists out there ? (Congas, Timbales, etc)

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Kirk Gunn, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Kirk Gunn

    Kirk Gunn Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 1999
    Messages:
    1,609
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I played drums in high school and really enjoyed it. Now that I'm older and have some disretionary income, I'd like to get back into percussion (just not with a full-blown kit - my family would kill me).

    Looked at some conga sets at a local music store, and

    http://www.instrumentuniverse.com/percussion/

    has some pretty good setups.

    Anyone have any tips or comments for a percussion start-up ? I'll be playing along with some buddies that do typical acoustic stuff.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tim Hoover

    Tim Hoover Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have a small collection of djembes that I use to supplement my drumkit, so I can only comment on those. Basically, I prefer the Remo models that don't have the hoop right around the edge of the head. LP models have a hoop like a regular drum, and it seemed to me that the tone wasn't as pure, and rimshots (if there are such a thing w/ hand percussion) were more difficult to get to sound right. The Remo djembes that I use have heads with a rim about 3" high, and the hoop fits very low on them, leaving quite a bit of room for good rimshots and such. I know all this doesn't make much sense when typed, but take it for what it's worth [​IMG]
     

Share This Page