Wooden Shells

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Wooden Shells

Postby mangorockfish » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:31 pm

Do wooden congas tend to sound differently as they age and are played more? I know as the wood in regular drum sets dries and ages that they tend to sound different, but these shells are made of maple, birch, combinations of different woods. I was wondering if rubber wood does the same. I have a set of Meinl Pros, quinto, conga, tumba, and a couple of Cosmic Percussion, conga and I think it is a requinto. They all sound fine but hope they sound better as time goes on. Thanks
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Re: Wooden Shells

Postby Seneferu » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:21 pm

I am thinking as the wood ages, the sound would be a lot warmer and mellower. I guess it depends on the wood and climate. I have a Fat Conga conga remade of maple. I've had It for almost 20 years. The sound seems to project more.
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