I have 14 congas including my galaxy Conga and tumba, but this is exactly the drum needed for Cuban soloing.
The strength of lugs means it can be hiked up with a couple of turns without risk of buckled rims or failing lugs, (which has happened with patato lugs in the past.)
The tones are clear with very few overtones, but I will probably re skin soon, as LP tend to think that thin skins are better, which contradicts anything I have learned about trying to create a warm rich tone without any ringing overtones, however slight
Love the drum and the look and strength is exceptional.
Sack the 11" , this is the real thing.