Vintage Cuban Drums

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Vintage Cuban Drums

Postby docarroyo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:22 am

Just thought some of you would like to see a rare set of old Cubans. I like to keep my drums in as original condition as possible. In the antique world there is something called patina, I don't go that far but if they look ok and play well why change them.
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Re: Vintage Cuban Drums

Postby pcastag » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:18 am

Nice doc, I swear that drum on the right looks just like my old one, is there some fiberglass under one of the lug plates from a repair? I sent it off to Jay to do a repair, got the drum fom Phil Kraus along with some reqeuna bongos, old NYC studio cat that played xylophone on all the old loony tunes cartoons.
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Re: Vintage Cuban Drums

Postby KING CONGA » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:38 pm

Great set of congas for sure. I dig that Requena with the vergara crown. Is the larger one a Requena as well? The side plates look Requena but not the crown.
I have always enjoyed vintage instrument but more than any, vintage congas. I do feel extremely blessed to own my Requena, I continue to greatly enjoy it.
I hope to one day own a Requena Bongo as well.
One thing is for sure, I never get tired of seen vintage congas.
Here is mine.
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Re: Vintage Cuban Drums

Postby Omelenko1 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:55 am

Those 2 look like Candido Requena to me, definitely the sideplates. They have that sleek Cuban (made en la Habana) look.
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