Gold hardware - on the decline?

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Do you own percussion instruments with gold hardware?

Yes
8
26%
No
11
35%
Never have
6
19%
Not any longer
6
19%
 
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Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby Mike » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:58 am

I was wondering how many congueros and bongoseros actually
still have got instruments with gold tone hardware.

FWIW I started out on a LP gold comfort conga in the 1990s as well as done
Afro Elite bongos of the same color. But I ditched all of those drums a while ago.

The point is I do not see those golden hardware all that much any longer.
So what about you?
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby Mike » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:50 am

The result of the poll so far is pretty close to what I had thought...
OK, with 8 participants to date the data are not... entirely ... transferable :P
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby KidCuba » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:05 pm

I have gold hardware on my LP Classics, and would love to get rid of it.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby KING CONGA » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:21 pm

I would not have it. It seams as though more "sooner than later" the stuff starts to flake and it looks terrible.
I do believe however, that that it fits some drums.
I would say that it is in declive just based on what you see out there which is hardly any gold plated hardware.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby Mike » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:29 pm

KidCuba wrote:I have gold hardware on my LP Classics, and would love to get rid of it.

KING CONGA wrote:I would not have it. It seams as though more "sooner than later" the stuff starts to flake and it looks terrible.


Looks apart, your statements show that there are issues with gold hardware hardly anyone wants to deal with any longer.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby congamyk » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:09 pm

I have gold hardware on my LP Classics - bought them in 94 and they look as good as new.
Only got gold because they had gold in stock and they were cheaper than silver.
I could care less what color the hardware is - LOVE my Classics!
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby Mike » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:38 am

congamyk wrote:I have gold hardware on my LP Classics - bought them in 94 and they look as good as new.
Only got gold because they had gold in stock and they were cheaper than silver.
I could care less what color the hardware is - LOVE my Classics!


That is just fine.

As the poll has revealed, the majority of congueros does not seem to adhere to gold hardware though.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby congamyk » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:12 pm

^I know you are German so you probably didn't understand the nuance of what I said.
When you used the word "though" above, in English that implies that you disagree with me and that I am incorrect.
I am not incorrect. You just didn't understand me.

Just to clarify the main emphasis of what I said above........
I DON'T CARE WHAT COLOR MY HARDWARE IS, AS I HAVE NO PREFERENCE.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby Mike » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:48 am

Hey Congamyk, I did not intend to express any kind of disagreement
with your choice at all. If I did, then I am really sorry for the misunderstanding
that might have been caused by the fact that English is not my mother tongue indeed.
I overread that your attitude is neutral, so maybe I should have added a "neutral" button to the poll.

After all I just tried to express that (currently in this poll) 16 out of 22 participants do not own
congas with gold hardware. Well, you do. But there is no problem with that at all of course.
It´s all good, and I would have gotten the message without the caps as well. :)
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby rhythmrhyme » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:53 am

congamyk wrote:^I know you are German so you probably didn't understand the nuance of what I said.
When you used the word "though" above, in English that implies that you disagree with me and that I am incorrect.
I am not incorrect. You just didn't understand me.

Just to clarify the main emphasis of what I said above........
I DON'T CARE WHAT COLOR MY HARDWARE IS, AS I HAVE NO PREFERENCE.


Yup, this is exactly why this board is dead. Angry outburst's over nothing.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby torpedo tom » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:40 am

I have three sets and a bongo all with chrome hardware. I just like chrome better than the gold.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby congamyk » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:55 pm

rhythmrhyme wrote:Yup, this is exactly why this board is dead. Angry outburst's over nothing.


Perhaps it's because of your silly whining and bitching over nothing?
All I did was clarify my response using caps.

Does any of the factory conga makers stock gold hardware today?

I like this new color, sort of a dark grey on these Tocas....Thoughts?


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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby RitmoBoricua » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:07 pm

I think they call it black mirror hardware.
Looks real nice, LP Durian drums have
similar hardware. I think they are taking
a page from car rims. I guess see will see
how durable this finish is in years to come.

Looks like the current Toca Sheila E signature
congas sport gold plated hardware.
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby Mike » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:41 pm

congamyk wrote:Perhaps it's because of your silly whining and bitching over nothing?
All I did was clarify my response using caps.


And I do not see any "silly whining" or "bitching" in RR´s response.

Just a tendency of yours to use language that is not appropiate as
far as netiquette is concerned. :roll:

Just that.
I do not want to raise a fuss about it.

You seem to fond of fond of bold type too - that makes all the difference of course... :P
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Re: Gold hardware - on the decline?

Postby rhythmrhyme » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:15 am

haha - nice projection mk. people with anger management problems typically blame others.
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