Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

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Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby CalvinP » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:07 pm

Hi everyone

I am a new member here (today). I bought my very first set of congas last week. I am a drummer, and I've found playing percussion is also very fun. I know Cosmic Percussion has been in the discussion many times here. Can someone tell me if I have a good deal on these congas or not? I paid $130+tax at a pawnshop
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby CalvinP » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:15 pm

The hardware are brass and it has some pits from age. The head appears to be in very little playing condition. It's loud and sound good to a drummer's ears like mine (that explains it). Is $130 a good deal for them?
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby CalvinP » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:19 pm

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Sorry it's a bit fuzzy, but the name plate was screwed in not stuck on like Matador brand
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby mangorockfish » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:30 am

I think u got a great deal. What are the sizes?
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby Mike » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:54 am

Welcome to this forum!
And yes, those early CP you scored are great, solid drums,
you did well!
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby CalvinP » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:36 am

mangorockfish wrote:I think u got a great deal. What are the sizes?


If my memory is still intact, they are 9.5 and 11.5. I've measured them by the outer wood rims, quite the different in size between them. Thanks for the welcome. I also have a burgundy pair of bongos that I bought for $35 that comes with the old strap stand, and they are in good condition as well. I've replaced the small head which's costed me $39 from Amazon. It crack when I tune it high.The head must have been dried up, what should I use to keep them moist? I read here and someone use Shea butter, is that correct?
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby Mike » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:20 am

CalvinP wrote: I've replaced the small head which's costed me $39 from Amazon. It crack when I tune it high.The head must have been dried up, what should I use to keep them moist? I read here and someone use Shea butter, is that correct?


You definitely need to detune the macho (and the hembra too) after playing!
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby CalvinP » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:51 pm

Thanks Mike, I would never know anything about detuning it after playing. I guess few turns of the nuts just to loosen them enough is what you mean
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Re: Cosmic Percussion by LP Congas (again)

Postby Mike » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:28 pm

Absolutely.
And congrats on those old skool CP congas again.
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