New Manito Skins on my LP Classics!!

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New Manito Skins on my LP Classics!!

Postby Juaort » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:32 pm

Congueros! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I finally got my chance. I ordered two 20” Dark Brown Steer Heads from Manito to replace the original heads on my late 80’s LP Classic Congas. The original skins are in great shape for their age, but I’m looking to experiment with a different skin and sound. I ordered 2mm and 2.5-3mm from Manito. Guys, these are gorgeous!!

Once I placed them in water, it only took about 2-3hrs for the Manito skins to soften up. Meanwhile, the original LP Heads took longer, about an hour longer before I could remove the flesh hoops. Once soft the Manito skins went on super easy!!! It only took me about 15-20mins each drum to put in. Below are some pics I wanted to share. I have to say, my drums are looking amazing with these new heads. I’m pretty sure they’ll sound just as good as they look.
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My late 80’s LP Classic Congas.
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Manito Dark Brown Steer Heads 20”
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Re: New Manito Skins on my LP Classics!!

Postby Juaort » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:39 pm

Continuation....
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Out for a swim!
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Finished product! Amazing look.
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Re: New Manito Skins on my LP Classics!!

Postby Juaort » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:57 pm

Let me know what you guys think! These congas are my Babies! These were a gift from My Abuela for my birthday. Every time I spoke to her over the phone I would share with her my new passion and how I was taking Percussion lessons and how much I enjoyed playing. I was only 15, 16 at the time so for my 18th birthday she sent me a card with $750 in it. Man that blew my mind, I almost cried. I called her in Puerto Rico that same minute and thanked her for the gift. Then she said the same thing she wrote on the card, “Nene, vete I comprate las congas que tu quieras”. Man, the next day I was waiting outside for Mannys to open up LOl! I knew a bunch of the guys at the store since I spent so much time there, so after haggling a bit I got my set. $750 straight no tax, Conga and Tumbadora. I tell you that train ride back to Brooklyn was the longest ever Man, holy crap. I was so excited to tune them and start playing.

I take care and protect these like my own kids! I got my chance to play them for my Abuela when she visited from Puerto Rico. Unfortunately she past last year (95 yrs young). I told my wife to burry me in them when the time comes. I’m 48 now, so hopefully I can enjoy these many more years.

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