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Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi everybody.

It's all in the title : I just purchased on line (on a second hand site) a bongó of this brand, which is supposed to be delivered in the next days.

I just know it was a Columbian brand, and that it's now out of business. I can remember I noticed some links on the web, a few years ago (2009 ? 2010 ?), but can't find anything anymore.

Does anybody know something more about the brand ?

Of course, I'll post some pics when they arrive.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:49 pm

Hi.

I woke up smarter this morning, and could so answer to myself : "Browse this forum, you lazy bones !".

That's what I did then, and found some information...
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby jorge » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:20 pm

Did you receive your bongo?
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:48 pm

No, not yet, but it's a matter of days now. The seller sent it, but declared by mistake a wrong weight (too light) to the post office, so the parcel has been returned to her. Since I had to pay a little bit more, I tried a second Paypal transfer, which got stuck because I had to confirm my credit card, and which can last up to 2 working days. I asked then a colleague of mine to do the transfer (a ridiculous amount, 20 €) as I gave him the cash, and it's on hold since friday... And it can also take 2 working days to get transfered... Such things make me laugh when I see them in movies...

I suppose it will be unfreezed (or should I type "unfrozen", excuse my english) tomorrow or tuesday, she will then send them and I could receive them at the end of the week. I'll post pictures then.
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby jorge » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:16 pm

Good luck. Let us know how you like them!
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:13 pm

Still on hold so far...
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby caballoballo » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:38 pm

Saludos, have this set the black Widower since 2009, no cracks or staves becoming loose. Made of rose wood.
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:54 pm

Thanks for the pic, caballoballo. I saw it when I browsed this forum for more info. Are you still happy with them ?
"Mine" look similar, though a little bit older and more used. The seller told me they measured 7,5" and 9". Since she allready removed the ad, I can't post a link here.

I'm still waiting, the seller's got to send a complaining mail to PayPal... "asap"...
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby caballoballo » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:07 pm

The one I have is 7.25 x 8 5/8. They are very comfortable to hold seated, not too heavy at all. The Hembra has a beautiful mellow tone. :D
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:40 pm

Thanks for the answer.

I was just able to unlock/unfreeze my PayPal account, just a few minutes ago.

I now have to wait till she goes to the post office.
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby dcallesa » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:55 am

Hi, the brand was property of Alejandro Arce, a musician from Cali Colombia,I think he wasn't a manufacturer, I´m almost sure the drums were made for him by CP Colombian Percussion under Alejandro's specifications in a single piece "vaciados" usually from a wood called flor morado. The main reason because they went out of business was because of their price, they were very expensive compared with other brands from Colombia.
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:39 am

Hi and thanks for the answer.

They didn't arrive yet, I'm still waiting, and now almost considering cancelling the deal and reporting a litigation at Paypal's.
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:39 pm

BTW, and just out of curiosity : since I consider refurbishing them, (if I ever receive them...) is the brand logo on the shell a label or a sticker, or is it engraved in the shell ?

"Mine" look like caballoballo's : same colour, same shell design.

And "BTW twice", dcallesa, are you satisfied with them ?
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby Chtimulato » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:30 pm

They've just been sent. She sent me the voucher in attachment. Now, wait and see...
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Re: Any info on by3A percussion ?

Postby dcallesa » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:06 pm

Hi Chtimulato, the name is painted behind the varnish, those from the photo are not mine, they belonged to a friend of mine who sold them. Only once I saw one pair in person and honstly I didn't liked them too much, the ones that I saw had some flaws and minor craks in the wood, but I know that people who have them like them.
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