Who's actually played Mopercs?

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Derbeno » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:34 am

pcastag wrote:Nice... r these the maple ones?
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2003 would indeed be maple.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby congamyk » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:13 pm

WoW fantastic tumbadoras man.
I don't think Michel uses maple any longer so those have serious collector item value (if that's the case).
Congrats bro.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby pcastag » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:05 pm

yeah, he went honduran mahogany- maple- ash.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby congamyk » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:29 am

A cool vid from the Montreal Jazz Fest.
The conguero is playing the Salsa Club model Mopercs.
Great sound quality - these drums are cracking!
The alto player plays a heck of a solo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la4u6rpJUFE
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby danno » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:04 am

I once delivered a set of Mopercs to the Afrocuban All Stars for a gig in my city and met Juan de Marcos who said, 'these are the best congas I have ever heard anywhere'. Moperc was supplying drums for a Canadian tour they did several years ago. I own 4 mahogany drums, a requinto, quinto, conga, tumba, and one ash super-tumba and I love these drums. They are heavy but the sound is worth the weight! Michel at Moperc pays a lot of attention to detail. His skins are fantastic.

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby congamyk » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:22 am

Hi Danno, that is quite a collection of Mopercs you have.
I can't wait until the end of this month to get mine.
Do you have videos and/or photos of your congas?
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby danno » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:24 pm

Congamyk,

Here is a photo of my Mopercs and my Cuban bata. I've never posted an image here and I'm not sure this is going to work for me...here goes....


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There, that seems to have worked...

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby congamyk » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:43 am

Nice set!
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Derbeno » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:35 pm

Great set and pic Dano,
Looking at the battle scars you sure have been working them hard. :D

No surprise, they are such a real joy to play.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby danno » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:40 pm

I just put a new skin on my quinto. I had been putting it off for too long. I forgot how much muscle is required to pull that thick skin up through the hoop. For a moment I thought to myself, 'what the heck have I started', but soon enough everything was looking just beautiful. Its a nice thick dark brown skin from MOPERC. Should really sing!

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby congamyk » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:19 am

My Mopercs are finished and being shipped now.

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:14 am

Whoa! Truly magnificent tumbadoras. Fantastic!
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Gallichio » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:33 am

Here are some photos showing a set of Mopercs I owned years ago. I did very much enjoy them. I can say the drums were very nice. The builder is a very dedicated and professional person. They were nicely built and had thick high quality heads. Stainless Steel hardware. I had the last set of Mahogany that he made. Michel told me it was to costly and the quality of wood was no longer the same. They were a bit heavy but sounded great. They also turned a bit darker as the wood aged. I sold them because I enjoy trying other products. I would give a thumbs up to anyone interested in Mopercs.

Enjoy!

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Congadelica » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:02 pm

Congamyk ,
Your in for a treat those Moperc sound lovely and are very well made . we had a rumbon a few weeks back for my friends birthday he let us use his new moperc for the rumbon and they sounded fantastic in the Rumba setting . my friends set are Ash Salsa model like yours great cueros too .

Enjoy and dont be looseing too much sleep in the wait :P

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby pcastag » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:57 pm

Here's a nice conga solso, mopercs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl__pnx4MmE

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