This mini comga is a great little item. Not only is it extremely well made and aesthetically pleasing, as is to be expected from LP, but it sounds deceptively good. The sound produced is dry and poppy but with warmth. It doesn't project a lot because of its size, but it is ideal to practise digital dexterity on or just get an even lighter sound than a normal conga. It is easily tuned and the head is great quality. This mini conga isn't just a cheaper version of a LP conga, it is exactly the same, just smaller. Also makes a great display piece.