Gon Bops 3000 Series

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Gon Bops 3000 Series

Postby KING CONGA » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:30 pm

I acquired this classic set of Gon Bops from 1978 3000 series a couple of weeks ago. This set has matching numbers, no cracks or repairs and the bearing edge is nice and round, original to the bone including bleached skins.
IQ300, 9 3/4" & IC300 10 3/4".
I decided not to do a Total restoration on these. I did absolutely no sanding on the shells. Cleaned up the hardware with good old elbow grease, #0000 steel wool on the crown, plates and lugs, turtle wax rubbing compound on the bands, did not have to remove them, soapy water on the heads and finally, Old English wood cleaner for dark wood with Scratch Cover on the finish, two coats. I am VERY satisfied with the results as It turned out great!!!! I think that these are keepers :-)
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Re: Gon Bops 3000 Series

Postby Chtimulato » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:23 am

Nice work, King Conga !
They look brand new now.
I suppose they sound as good as they look.
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Re: Gon Bops 3000 Series

Postby KING CONGA » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:25 pm

Chtimulato wrote:Nice work, King Conga !
They look brand new now.
I suppose they sound as good as they look.


Thanks you Chtimulato. Absolutely great sounding! in spite of being original, the skins were never over stretched or abused, no noticeable wear at all and as you can see, they cleaned up very nice with the Gon Bop stamp still visible on the quinto. You will always have good sound with Bleached heads.
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Re: Gon Bops 3000 Series

Postby burke » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:25 pm

Agree with that [bleached heads].

Here is a post about almost the same quinto [different variety of hardware] and putting on bleached steer:
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In retrospect its a bit too low and I may remount it someday and try to set the rim a bit higher.
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Re: Gon Bops 3000 Series

Postby KING CONGA » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:18 pm

Wanted to share a one more picture of them, special effects.
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