Latin Percussion Cosmic Fiberglass Congas Reviews
These are a black fiberglass-bodied pair, quinto and conga, with a double-strut tripod stand. Heads appear to be real skins.
I got snagged them for the lady friend, and she is nutz about them, but she's not gigging, just learning her stuff now.
Not very classy ... no wood, but very practical, affordable, and did I mention that they're really loud ? Well, they are REALLY LOUD !! I did a bit of research and found that fiberglass congas are not simply a cheapo alternative to wood, but are their own genre, known for potability and loudnesss [did I mention ? they're LOUD !]. Some fiberglass congas retail [street] around $500 *per drum*. These usually retail at about $300 for the pair, with stand, so they are entry level, but they do make a 'grand entrance'. I'm rating them a '4' cuz they're not red ... and also cuz the stand is so good that I suspect the previous owner acquired it seperately. It's much better than 'entry level'. If these drums actually come with such a stand [and if you prefer black over red], figger a '5' for their genre [entry level conga pair].Golem rated this unit on 2010-06-04.
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