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Meinl Louis Conte Artist Series CongasAcknowledged master of percussionGrammy-winner Luis Conte is an acknowledged master of percussion. His celebrat...Click To Read More About This Product

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Meinl Louis Conte Artist Series Congas
Acknowledged master of percussion
Grammy-winner Luis Conte is an acknowledged master of percussion. His celebrated career includes touring and/or recording with some of the greatest names in contemporary music, including Madonna, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Santana, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Backstreet Boys, Ray Charles and Cuban legends Arturo Sandoval and Chachao. He can also be heard on the scores and/or soundtracks to movies such as Mission Impossible, Rain Man, Disney's animated Tarzan, and many more.Complementing Phil Collins
Throughout 2004 Luis has been on Phil Collins' "First Final Farewell Tour" complementing the band and Phil's music with tasteful and musical percussion parts. The tour has been captured on film and a brand new DVD, "Phil Collins - Finally.The First Final Farewell Tour" has been released.

Combine the charm and sound of old Cuban traditional drums with the most modern of features and innovations
Equipped with traditional rims mounted as close to the shell as possible
True Skin buffalo heads for more controlled sound that's easier to tune
2-ply Siam oak
8mm tuning lugs
4mm traditional rims
Black powdercoat hardware

A world-class quinto for the modern percussionist! Order today.

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Exceptional Quality - Great Value


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Comments about Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Quinto:

The Meinl Luis Conte series congas are an outstanding value. Playing these in an Afro-Cuban class, I fell in love with the sound and immediately ordered my own! I haven't found anything else to match the sound for the price. The low end of Meinl's Professional range drums are the Marathon Classics. The Contes are very similar, but use a traditional counter hoop. These are a step above because they include Soundpads - rubber gaskets to insulate the metal tension plates from the wood shell of the drum. The rubber bottoms on the drums helps to further isolate vibrations. The next step up would be the Marathon Exclusive series with their heavier-duty chrome comfort hoop. All three of these models seem to have the same shell shape and quality construction of two-ply plantation-grown rubberwood. The fat belly on these drums is distinctive and makes for a beautiful, warm tone that you can't resist. The no-gloss finish and black powder-coated traditional hoop and tension plates on the Contes make for a beautiful vintage look. The hoop is set close to the shell and fairly far from the bearing edge, making play more comfortable than many other traditional hooped drums.

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