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TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:08 pm

Hello Bongoceros, I'm am about to obtain these bongos but unfortunately customs drilled a hole on the wood and hardware and now am just wondering if
it's worth it at $200 and if it would make a difference on the sound. These are solid guava wood and would like more information since the web does not
mention it.
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:13 pm

Here's another shot.
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby blavonski » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:16 pm

Hello juancho,
I#m curious... But unfortunately, I can't make aout where the drilled holes are from the Fotos.
Can you post better ones?
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:03 pm

Middle picture left side close to the bottom of the lug you can see a hole drilled on the crown and right above it on the wood.
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:09 pm

Try this one.
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby burke » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:51 pm

I expect that will be an almost impossible question to get an answer to.

If you think about it the only way someone would know is if they had a bongo with a hole drilled in it ...

So its just guess work - my guess would be it wouldn't be that noticeable ... its a pretty small hole and you could fill it with epoxy ... I'm pretty sure the hole in the hardware definitely wouldn't affect the sound.

Also that is one wood without a lot of info about it on the internet ... at least I couldn't find much
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby Chtimulato » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:40 am

Hi.

My 2 cents : I believe guava wood is a hard wood, so it must have a good sound.

About the hole in the wood, as Burke stated, you can fill it - and then you'll maybe have to refinish the wood with the product you want (paint, varnish, oil, shellac, etc.) if the filling is too ugly. Refinishing is not so difficult. Just a little bit patience and elbow grease.

Hardware can always be replaced.

I don't know the brand, but it seems to be a serious one.

I would buy them - although it's always better to try some drums "in real life"...

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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby blavonski » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:44 pm

Juancho,
my suggestion:
find yourself a hardwood plug or Dowel, (Preferably similar color) that fits snuggly into the hole in the shell and glue in there. insert the plug from the inside and leave just enough, (ca. 1/8") of the plug on the outside so you don't have too much to shave off. But be sure to leave enough so that the plug is flush with the shell when you shave it down.
Or, if you don't find a plug of similar color, you can use a beechwood Dowel and touch it up with stain to match...
The inside of the plug you can cut off and file; after 24 hrs go over the plug ends with a fine wood file to clean it up and put a little oil or whatever you like on it. In my opinion, that's too nice of a wood and Bongo to fill with epoxy.

The Bottm Rim hole:
Aluminum or steel, find a matching Rivet or round piece of similar material of a just slightly larger diameter of the hole, (you may have to make the hole very slightly larger to accomodate the diameter of the round piece that you have); cut it to thickness and press it in with a small bar or C-clamp, or you can tap into the hole with a hammer; Or find a piece that is the same size as the hole and glue it with an Epoxy for binding metals. I believe they come in small tubes... Or maybe you know someonewho has some; you don't need more than a thumbnail...
This plug you want to insert from the outside, and you want to leave just a hair of the plug on the surface to be finely filed down and then go over it with #00 steel wool.

I hope that helps. Good luck!
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby Chtimulato » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:25 pm

I'm back.

Nice idea, blavonski.

I forgot to mention : you can use the fact there's a hole in the drum shell and in the hardware to try to bargain a little... I would suggest 150 $...
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:21 pm

Here's a better picture now that I bought for $150 including and two more tb additional heads. Now am thinking of putting the getting the traditional cuban hardware. These are solid wood and the sound is sweet. My understanding from the seller is that Tambores Barranquilla does not make bongos anymore.
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby Chtimulato » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:40 pm

And did you fill the holes ?
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:21 pm

Nnnnaugh....no need to plus the hole did not go all the way through
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:02 am

Traditional crowns on them
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby Chtimulato » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:07 pm

They don't have any website, but I know they've got a Facebook page, if it can help.
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Re: TAMBORES BARRAQUILLA

Postby juancho » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:03 pm

These are mine now.
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