Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

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Cuban solid shell requinto with SOS hardware by Jay!

Postby Mr.Rumba » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:43 pm

This is one of my friends 5 solid shell drums he had made in Cuba. HArdware by Jay at SOS.
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby musiqman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:52 pm

Some new toys:
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A lot 2nd hand and got quit lucky with the conga's (three and the stands for less then 500) the table (less then 80) bongo (less then 50) the Prestige timbale stand (less then 30) the 14/15 timbales itself (and the earth djembe and cabasa (less then 180 together)

Ordered a set of Skyndeep in Tigerstripe heads for the conga's and bongo's (now thats a costly thing to do) and a gibe pro djembe stand (I will ony use the upper part since the bottom is too heavy and they dont the uppper part alone here in europe)


Besides that im playing drums too, and im doing this on... old Yamaha Recording Customs...

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The ''aux'' kick (24x14) is ready for its restoration.
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby Mr.Rumba » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:17 am

This is not my drum, I was just trolling around Manito's Facebook page and saw this. Probably one of the most beautiful shells I have ever seen!
i just wrote him a message and asked what wood it is. Pretty and amazing what nature and a good drum artist can put together!
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby andreas » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:29 am

natural beauty :wink:
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby ABAKUA » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:08 pm

La familia crowding in for a group shot...

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Germans and Cubans getting to know each other:

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The latest members of the family, the Germans:
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby KING CONGA » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:25 pm

ABAKUA those MENILS are amazing for sure!
Congatulations.
By the way, how did you manage to find these as they are no doubt hard to get?

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Like I said, once a conga junkie always a conga junkie :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby Mike » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:27 am

KING CONGA wrote:ABAKUA those MENILS are amazing for sure!
Congatulations.
By the way, how did you manage to find these as they are no doubt hard to get?


That´s how: :)
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Really cool story :mrgreen:
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby ABAKUA » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:01 am

This set is on its way to me, I came across them for an absolute steal. Custom built Ragone road cases, Bongo and all 3 Patatos are in immaculate condition and boasting freshly mounted skins for all.
Undecided whether to keep them or flip and sell the set for a nice profit. They are due to arrive mid to late in the week.

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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby rhythmrhyme » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:15 pm

Nice find!

that is truly a "working man's" set up. Perfect for the road warrior!
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby ABAKUA » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:00 pm

Will update another pic 2moro, but here is the growing family assembled with a few new additions, and posing for a group photo, as they await the arrival of 3 new babies which Im picking up after work...

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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby rhythmrhyme » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:25 am

So.... I guess your "mini Me" plays those little Meinl's. What are those, like 25" high? Perhaps a camera lens issue :mrgreen:
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby KING CONGA » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:25 pm

ABAKUA you are sick!!!!!!! :D :D

Love that picture but I believe that that Mat. Smith/RITMO should be in the middle/center of all of the others.
Great arsenal for sure!!!! Hijo e suuuuuuu!!!!!
Cheers.
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby ABAKUA » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:03 am

rhythmrhyme, the mini meinls are 25.5" high, 8" head & 9" head. I picked them up about 20 years ago, I had to have them for the mini me one day... While I am 37, no little ones running around just yet.


hehehehe, yes KK, I have the sickness. ever so slightly obsessed it would seem. :oops:

Here is a pic from tonight, landed these 3 as part of a sweet deal I recently hooked up with an agent.

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Seriously running out of room...

Might need to start putting them in another room. :lol:

To be continued... :oops: :lol:
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby Kaban » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:21 pm

Those LPs look very cool!!
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Re: Eye Candy , lets see what you got...

Postby KING CONGA » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:07 pm

Very nice LP's. Its a good thing that they dont have the leopard print skins :)
Congatulations ABAKUA.
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