LP 201AX-2RR Raul Rekow Bongo Set

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Bongo Set

  • With tiger print finish
  • Drum shell: 3 Layered wooden kettle with tiger optic finish
  • Special gold glitter accents in the foil
  • Golden LP Comfort Curve II tensioner
  • Hand-selected natural drum heads
  • Diameter: 7 1/4" + 8 5/8"
available since November 2011
Item number 273195
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Material Wood
Color Graphic
Size of the smallest bongo 7,25"
Size of the largest bongo 8,625"
289 €
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Top quality has it's weight...
Animale 15.08.2020
This is an LP top of the line bongo, and you'll notice that the first time you grab it.

My goodness this is heavy. Like picking up a good rock. No wonder LP has stands (also meant to sit in classic bongo playing position) for it, because you won't hold these ones between your legs for long without getting the cramps.
(EDIT: That's the LP330D stand)

When you turn it around and look at the thick, massive wood of the kettles, immediately you'll see why it weighs so much.

It looks beautiful too. The wrap is very strong. I was worried for it's durability beforehand , but this won't be scratched to ugliness too easily on the road.
It comes with a pouch with LP lug lube and a tuning wrench, with little rubber caps to cover the bottom lug ends it stands upon.

Sound: the combination of the bigger size, quality wood and natural hand-picked hides guarantee it's deep and warm tone.
But this combination is also the most sensitive to detune due to weather- and temperature fluctuations.
However as even cheap bongo's can keep a tuning after hours of playing, (and I played a lot of those) I don't worry about this one.

I'll use this in acoustic set ups, low tuned and it almost sounds like conga-ish that way.
I chose for the bigger size because it's going to be played solo-supportive in minimal acoustic set-ups mostly, instead of together with drums.
If you want the deeper tones, be sure you take this size.

Also look for a quality stand with it to fulfill your playing style.
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Bongolicious...
Anonymous 29.12.2015
Bought these in memory of Raul who sadly died on 02/11/15. One of the very greatest percussionists. Missed by many. These are superb drums. They sound sweet with minimal overtones and really crisp pops and slaps. They look absolutely amazing. These are my ultimate bongos.
To clarify their construction - they are 3 ply laminated rubberwood rather than stave construction. The finish is very smooth, hard and sleek with gold specks dotted all over the tiger stripes. Made me go 'WOW' and I have dozens of drums and 30 years semi-pro playing...enough said
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