Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

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Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby Mr.Rumba » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:44 am

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New shape of things to come from Luis Vega and VGA Percussion and Drums for 2014
Just wanted to make sure everyone here new about Luis Vega and the amazing drums he is making in Orlando Florida at his company, VGA Drums and Percussion.
Luis has recently changed the shape of his drums for 2014. I love the fat belly, tapered bottom and smaller opening on the bottom. Very sexy!
Here is a video of Gil El Nino group with VGA (older style) congas being played:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03gTr1A24h8&feature=youtu.be
Here is the 14" Mega Tumba model from last year:
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VGA Mega Tumba 14"
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby Kaban » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:48 pm

How has changing the shape of the drum effected it's tone?
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby p.a.dogs1 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:06 pm

The shape is similar to Wood & Skin congas made in Switzerland.

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But this company does not exist anymore as I know.

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Postby Mr.Rumba » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:10 pm

p.a.dogs1 wrote:The shape is similar to Wood & Skin congas made in Switzerland.

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But this company does not exist anymore as I know.

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WOW! Now that is an amazing photograph and shape!
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby KKonga » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:44 pm

VGA are nice looking drums...

Does anyone on this site own a Wood and Skin drum?

They sure have a nice belly!!!

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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby bobzline » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:50 pm

I have a beautiful Vega Mega Tumba just like what is in the pictures above, for sale or trade.
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby Tumbas » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Luis Vega's drums are beautiful.

Those Swiss drums.. uh uh... hideous.

But everyone has their own tastes and others might like them.
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby p.a.dogs1 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:01 pm

I found some more pics in the www. The tumba has really an extreme proportion. It seems that the bottom apertures of both drums have the same diameter.

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8 screws on the quinto!

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I found a post by a member called chevere ... viewtopic.php?f=35&t=7291 ... , who owns/owned a set of Wood & Skins.

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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby Omelenko1 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:35 am

Had never seen the Woods & Skins before.
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby Mike » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:23 am

Omelenko1 wrote:Had never seen the Woods & Skins before.


I have heard about them, exclusive congas, fine Swiss production,
but the extreme bellies are not to my liking I must say.

The 14" Vega tumba has got a fairly wide belly as well though.
But it is more the Valje-style shape, which I like.
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby p.a.dogs1 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:53 pm

Mike wrote:... the extreme bellies are not to my liking I must say.

It is not the belly itself. It is the extreme contraction underneath the belly. The shape is different from what we are used to like. But maybe this shape makes a definable effect on the sound. The air inside a drum has to produce some pressure in order to give a tone substance and body. It is always a question of relationship between volume and beating power. Optical hamonies between different drum sizes do not correspond automatically with a harmony between sound characters. Maybe the guys from Wood & Skin had developed special formulas (volume : form) which led to this shaping principle.

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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby Mike » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:57 pm

p.a.dogs1 wrote: The shape is different from what we are used to like. But maybe this shape makes a definable effect on the sound. The air inside a drum has to produce some pressure in order to give a tone substance and body. It is always a question of relationship between volume and beating power. Optical hamonies between different drum sizes do not correspond automatically with a harmony between sound characters. Maybe the guys from Wood & Skin had developed special formulas (volume : form) which led to this shaping principle.

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That might be all true,
but holding such a big drum between
your legs must be a haunting experience :wink: :lol:
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby KING CONGA » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:52 pm

p.a.dogs1 wrote:The shape is similar to Wood & Skin congas made in Switzerland.

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But this company does not exist anymore as I know.

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Very Interesting but...Me no like :(
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby burke » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:34 am

Maybe they sound great [The Wood and Skins] ... but they look like a half blown up condom.

Fuggly lookin drums!
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Re: Luis Vega Jourdan-VGA Drums in Orlando

Postby KKonga » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:48 am

I think the Wood Skin Drums are very unique and would like to hear how they sound....
The big belly and small bottom should have some nice base tones...
I don't think anyone would hold the Tumba between their legs.

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