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Old 12-16-2006, 06:04 AM
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Default Jollys new bongos!

Jolly has some new bongos! i have never really played bongos before. i like messing around on djembes and stuff. it keep my fingers going.

Anyway. my brother got me a set of bongos. check it out




I have no idea how to get the sound i want. can someone please give me a basic run down of how to play the bongos? i can play the djembe pretty good. but these tiny things are hard.

These things sound much nicer than the lp ones i was looking at for a much lower price. and the fade isnt half bad!

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:10 AM
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Default Re: Jollys new bongos!

HA i think theyre pretty sweet, but im not big into latin grooves and such...so i would have no use for bongos. Yes i know bonham used them...but still I would have no use.
Those are cool anyway man, have fun.
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: Jollys new bongos!

Me and my brother hit the street and play our songs! we make pretty sweet money in the subway stations! im not big into latin either, but its alot of fun.
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: Jollys new bongos!

I love hand percussion. Those would be great for practicing rudiments on. :) I would just apply what you know about drums to that, and experiment with hitting different parts of the head and sides to see what kind of sounds you can get.
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: Jollys new bongos!

nice bongos jolly. i have a set of lps that were given to me on my 40th bday...lol

a tip:
you're going to want to rotate the rims so that the lugs don't dig into your legs. loosen up the heads and put the bongo where you would normally play it. then rotate the rims so that the lugs are not jabbing into your leg. then tighen them back up again.

there are plenty of good online sites related to bongo tuning/playing/technique. good starting point:

http://www.artdrum.com/ESSAY_PAGE_BONGOS.HTM
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:49 AM
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Woops! i broke the smaller head with a drum stick. i was playing reggue on it and it broke. i was being gental! but hey, what can you do? musicians friend sells heads that fit it. cool.

damn, i love the sound of these bongos, but they are hard to play because i have just started.
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:03 AM
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Default Re: Jollys new bongos!

good for you man, i have a small pair of bongos on my kit too, i don't have amount for them do i put them on a chair. i found that the coolest, non-fill application for the bognos is using them as if they were 2 tiny little side snares. especially handy for reggae to throw in a bongo tap or two right after a snare hit, you can definately creative some ineresting rhythms using them. Try maybe hitting the bongo instead of the snare on a note and it might spark some ideas. have fun with them man, i know i do.
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:09 AM
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Nice ,jolly! I've always wanted a set of my own bongos. I play my church's alot. You should probably get a stand for them so they are easier to play. Its kinda like the big drum is the bass drum in a kit and the smaller drum is the snare in a kit. Thats all I know about the bongos.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:58 AM
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Wow mate, great choice, congrats!
One time I tried them at MP and they sounded beautiful...as beautiful as they look. =)

Really cool, are they made for stick playing or hand playing?

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