Gon Bops score-ID?

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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:40 pm

Good idea(s). I had considered re-heading before I tuned her...that head is really lively! So...bongo hooks, eh? .....
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby Psych1 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:11 pm

Very interesting - that embedded year thing works for me on the oak drums but not the mahogany. Mine were made in 74-75 and the oaks have the gel coat. But after a few years the gel started having a lot of bubbles in it. They went back to Mariano in 83 and were refinished and new tags were put on - The new tags have 83 embedded. Conga ICL-4141 - 0105832, Quinto IQ-4141 - 0207838. But, the mahogany conga was also made in 74-75 and the tag doesn't reflect that date, ICL-3000 - 426833.
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:15 pm

maybe....we shouldn't know.....? :?
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby bongosnotbombs » Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:57 am

PaulKargez wrote:...and I must get the correct claws. Almost out of threads on those things!!! :shock:

Adding several washers is a soliution for this problem as well.
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby Mike » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:46 am

bongosnotbombs wrote:Adding several washers is a soliution for this problem as well.


If you want to keep the original head, perhaps,
but it is not the most aesthetically pleasing solution in my opinion.
I´d go for shorter tuning lugs.
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby buckoh » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:07 pm

Hey Paul, nice lineup! If there was gelcoat there shouldn't be any missing spots from leg wear. Unless maybe the player was an incontinent nudist! Try some lacquer thinner on a q-tip. If it softens the finish it's lacquer. If not, it's probably gelcoat. Buck
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:10 pm

Thanks man! Incontinent nudist!!!! hhahahahahahahaha!!!!!
Still have those De-l whatever -O's???
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby buckoh » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:10 pm

DelCielos! Yes and they are for sale. Buck
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:29 pm

Yes! cool. Or trade for a celebrity-owned Meinl too. So many options. Hosts in panama...your options are endless!!!! :lol: 8)
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby Bongobilly » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:57 pm

Nice drum! As far as the lugs you can get a 5/16 spacer chrome plated about a 1/2 inch. For some reason Gon Bop's mounted those plate's too high thus when the skin stretch's the lug's will run out of thread. Here is my 10.5 Quinto that i brought from Manny's music in N.Y.C in the late 70's new for $200.00 buck's. I believe 1978.I mounted a new skin from Matt and still the lug's are running out of room.So get spacer's
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:01 am

Ah thank you my friend. This is what I love about this joint; so many diverse, and informative responses.
I warmed her up a bit today...SWEET! I'm keeping that skin. no reason not to. :wink:
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:19 am

BTW-The family portrait in beginning of post; the Meinl, 2nd from right, may be available for trades or sale to interested parties. She has a story. Great to play, but as Bucko so eloquently stated, I am "conga promiscuous". :oops:
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:20 am

PaulKargez wrote:BTW-The family portrait in beginning of post; the Meinl, 2nd from right, may be available for trades or sale to interested parties. She has a story. Great to play, but as Bucko so eloquently stated, I am "conga promiscuous". :oops:

That's "Buckoh"...sorry cat. :mrgreen:
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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby No.2-1820 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:00 am

Glad you didn't rush into reskinning it, those nice earthy tones from a well settled skin can take a while to get back. I was too hasty a couple of times in the past when I got a new used drum, it can be tempting to slap a bright new skin on right away just to brighten the look up. It's all about the sound now (and of course always should have been!).

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Re: Gon Bops score-ID?

Postby PaulKargez » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:02 am

Thank you for that. It's a constant learning process, eh?
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