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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:07 pm

:oops: afcourse thakns!
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:24 am

A friend asked me if i could make a cheap stand for his native (iranian ) drum .
He'se always broke !!
I came up with this (In all US 16.00) :

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And told him he should put a small blanket under the drum for protection and to strap the drum to the stand while playing !
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:09 pm

Just finished my batá (okónkolo)

I've put 20 verry thin layers of woodfloor lacker on it (Waterbased).
is a nice thick coat now!

After lackering i sanded it with a fine grain wet sandpaper and steelwool (also wet )
Its a semi gloss lacker . I don't like gloss to much .


Not tuned yet .
Its 23.05 my neighbours won't like me if i do !



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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:35 pm

Hurt my thumb 2 weeks ago !
No playing for me at the moment ......#$*&^%$# !!!!
The time i normaly spend in my rehearsel room i spend now on fixing drums .

Did a litle sanding this afternoon :

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby KidCuba » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:08 am

What kind of drum is that?

skinslapper wrote:Hurt my thumb 2 weeks ago !
The time i normaly spend in my rehearsel room i spend now on fixing drums .

Did a litle sanding this afternoon :

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:43 pm

It's a Playa Azul from Mexico .
The company went down in 1967 .
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby KidCuba » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 pm

I saw one for sale on my local craigslist, thanks for the information.
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:23 pm

Just check the wood , this one is walnut and sounds great .

And also check topic : .viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5989
There 's more info on there about these Conga's
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:26 pm

The Conga is done .Verry nice sounding drum .Well worth the work ! Now 4 the quinto

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See those silly buttons on the quinto ? The where also on the conga .
Thats were the three black spots are know .
There also is a socket for a plug on the bottem somewhere !
What a dumb F@cker who did that ....!
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby KING CONGA » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:40 am

Congratulations on a job well done skinslapper, she cleaned up very nice. Cant wait to see this paired up with the quinto :P
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:14 am

Thanx K C , I can't wait to see it paired up with the quinto to !
But that 's after again a lot of work . But i will fix the quinto .

I already fell in love with this conga ,it sounds verry nice !!!!!
Made from walnut.
It's really heavy though.
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:59 pm

fooled around with an old mini bongo.
Wanted it for finger practise .

It turned out to be verry handy !
Easy to take anywhere !

Put a plastic skin on the machito , and made a bigger connection block .
The kettles where to close together and hurted my fingers .

The plastic skin gives it a higher pitch .
Real skin cant take the strain,and cracks before it's in tune , I think the skin is to small !

Its actually pretty good (for it's size )!

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby buckoh » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:03 pm

Nice creative solutions to some quirky problems! You might be interested to know that on a wooden boat those wood inserts, such as the wedge shaped one, are called a Dutchman. Keep up the good work! Buckoh
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:52 pm

Hello Buckoh

Didn't know that about the dutchman !

Thanx man .
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:48 pm

In 1999 til 2000 I played in a band .(judge abraham& the Jury)
We had a CD out and played 4 to 5 times a week through a booking agency .
That time my main conga's where my Meinl Marathons .

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I've hauled them everywhere and the took a real beating !
The Tumba fell of stage once and got a nasty crack !

Because i was not happy with there sound anymore i've distuned theme and put them in storage .
That was right after i bought my Bauers .

I ve sanded both down but , the Conga was badly dented . I could not sand all the red varnish out .
So it would never be nice with a clear coat of varnish
I filled up al the dents sanded again and gave it a base coat first .(4 layers )
Then 8 layers of yellow paint !
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The tumbao was not to dented so i gave it a clear varnish (20 layers of verry thin waterbase varnish)
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