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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby seisporocho1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:14 pm

Does anybody have a good source of black braided nylon twine for shekeres?

thx

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:08 pm

A set of two shekeres I just finished for Congadelica in England.
I tried out several new ideas and techniques for this set and I am
really pleased with how they turned out, both visually and sonically.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue May 05, 2009 9:56 pm

My latest, I'm still working on it, but I really like how it's coming out so far.
The gourd farm is having a festival later this month, I'll be picking up about
20 more gourds or so.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sun May 10, 2009 12:44 am

Well here she is, my latest all done. I'll be passing this along tomorrow.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby Congadelica » Sun May 10, 2009 4:50 pm

Hi Goerdie ,

Those 2 will make a great addition and complete my Guiro set .
Really looking forward to getting them .

Mr gua gua is a busy guy these days ,no? :D

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby Congadelica » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:01 am

Now complete Guiro set .

Caja Shekere Olsongo , Mr Gua Gua AKA BnB Shekere :D

Thanks Geordie they sound amazing with the one I got from Olsongo .

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:06 pm

Those shekeres look good together and look great sitting on your Islas.
Your all set now man. Thanks for posting. It's great to see the instruments
I made here in SF over there in Manchester now.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:45 pm

Just finished this little guy. I've got 2 more that go with this one for a set of 3.
This one came out really well, I've got big hopes for the other 2 as well.

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby OLSONGO » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:14 pm

Finished this one over the weekend. Its going to whom ever is interested.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:35 am

Nice one Olsongo, you definitely have a certain style and technique.
I just finished another one today. It got about 4 hours of use at the rumba already.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:02 pm

Here is one I just finished for a friend. He liked the "natural look".
This gourd ended up having a booming open tone a nice crisp action
and very pretty lighter sound from the wood beads.
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby ChuyPu » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:43 pm

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby congamyk » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:24 am

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Nice set-up! Complete with Tomas Cruz Book!
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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby seisporocho1 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:53 pm

BNB,

What type of beads are you using? They look bigger than 6x9.

Are they wood or plastic?

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Re: SHOW ME YOUR SHEKERE!

Postby bongosnotbombs » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:59 pm

seisporocho1 wrote:BNB,

What type of beads are you using? They look bigger than 6x9.

Are they wood or plastic?

thanks

I use round beads, usually they are bigger than the 6x9 pony beads.
Since they are round and solid they have a different sound than the
"barrel" shaped pony beads. Their hole is smaller too. I get them locally.

I make plastic beaded and wood beaded shekeres. The wood beads I use are usually
natural colored.
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