Here are some very interesting and also, some of the best congas ever made. These are drums I have owned at one time or another and /or played a lot. I have also included several comparison videos for your viewing and listening pleasure. Some of these congas (or “tambores” aka “timbas”) are classic, vintage and others are modern. I will tell you right off the bat, you may have a difference of opinion. And I expect that. These are only my choices, based on what I have been exposed to. I say “some of the best”. There are others that might be good or even better. That’s for you to decide. PM Percussion congas are made by drum builder Peter Musser in Petaluma, California from imported French Oak wine barrels. The …
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On a recent trip to Ubud, Bali Indonesia to visit the Bali Treasures company, also known as the Drum Factory I was able to get my hands on the new Toca Stage Series Pro wood djembe for a long term test. This is the factory that makes them for the Toca in USA. Not only that, I was able to pick which drum I wanted to get!
Michael Pluznick test drives the new Toca Freestyle PVC (plastic) djembe and plays a djembe solo on the roof of a Bangkok hotel, 35 stories high in Bangkok Thailand. This HD high definition video was shot on a Canon HF-S21 high defintion camcorder. The Toca djembe is interesting because this drum is not effected by moisture like a goat skin djembe. Check out the sounds!