Where can I buy bongos with synthetic heads, preferably mylar?

alexfsu

Junior Member
I plan on hitting bongos with sticks, and hide heads won't hold up as well as synthetic. I was advised to go with mylar, but I can't find any bongos with those heads. Could anyone point me in the right direction please?
 

alexfsu

Junior Member
Toca has a nice set of bongos with fiberskin heads. I've never tried playing them with sticks, though.
Something about the roto toms sounds too 'pingy' to me compared to the richness I hear when bongos are hit with sticks, at least in this song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHTny2--6EQ

Maybe it's the flam that's created because it's two guys playing same riff at times, I don't know.

I've searched for Toca fiberskyn bongos and I only get just the heads, or Toca raw hide bongos. Could you link me to the set of bongos with fiberskyn heads please?
 

poppies

Senior Member

Zickosdrummer

Senior Member
All I can tell you is that I bought them at my local music store. The REMO CR-P780-00 looks awfully similar to what I bought.
 

alexfsu

Junior Member
Roto toms are a totally different sound than deccabons. Lots more attack, less body. The shell really makes a difference.

If you're totally stuck on bongos though, Remo makes a million different plastic headed models. Here's some examples:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002Q1XL2/ref=twister_B00IST8RXC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/CR-P780-00-natural-coloured-wooden-bongo-Percussion/dp/B00U3RA05K/ref=sr_1_4?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1485728507&sr=1-4&keywords=remo+bongos
the deccabons look great and all, but the REMO set you linked is super light (I plan on walking around with bongos) and I could go thru 4 or 5 of those for the price of the deccabons. thanks so much, I've found my candidate!
 
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