How did you fix it ???

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:30 pm

My "new " Gon Bops Bongo Needs a fix .

With pictures in the last post .
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:46 pm

My Mini bongo's is finished !

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Made an alma of milliput
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Sanded the rim down so it dous not hurt my fingers no more
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alma seen fro the inside
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To keep the skin on the ring
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The finished mini bongo i've tuned it up a lot more with the alma and it starts to get a high pitch .
I dont know how strong the plastic skin is but i'll find out the hard way .
I'ts a great finger PRACTISE bongo .
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:05 pm

Today i've played it in the train on the way to my rehearsal .
About 30 min in the train .
I sit near the entry doors on a folding seat ,(this is a small compartement) then there's a door that leads to the sitting compartments .
verry nice practising with a moving scenery..... :mrgreen:
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:31 pm

I've been playing a lot on the streets in Amsterdam from 1986 'till 1993
In the end i got sacked many times .

Too Loud the said .And to many.
Jembe came in fasion so you almost had Jembe idiots on every corner .
Having NO cleu of tones in a drum and banging all in the same "beat".
(but the never heard of cross rythems anyway and are probably to stupid for that!!!! :mrgreen: )

Then i got fined F75.00( About US 55.00)And the promise that the'll take my bongo's nex time
So i've stopt !

After 15 years i've played on the streets of Amsterdam again .
We played with a trio at the Gay pride .
But this time with my bongo "Light ".
And my travel Conga .

My bongo "light "

Its a crappy supercussion made from wood with verry thin skin, and hardware ! (the shells are not so bad though )
But i fixed the bearing edges and now it sounds pretty good .
And the weight is nothing !!

And best of all it's not so loud as my other bongo's !
I've played twice with it on the streets and no problems sofar !!

I'l post some pix soon !
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:11 pm

Bongo light :

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The flimsy hardwhare
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I've "hardened" the bearing edge with supergleu
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:56 pm

Fixing my Gon bops , post pics soon !!
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:53 pm

This is as i bought it .

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As i carefully opened hair crack in the macho a bit with a small scruew driver .
I wanted to put glue in the crack with a thin piece of verry thin braided fishing line running up and down through the crack.
(not to fast you'll start a fire ...)
A verry good method ,well for me it is ,but it It cracked all the way !
So i took the stave out 'cause "luckily" there where more hair cracks around the affected stave!
The cloth is helpfull if you fold it wright you get an even klamping surface .

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I chisseled out a square on the stave with the horizontal crack and gleued a little piece of hardwood and clamped it .
The staves are verry thin there where te metal band groove is ! The weak point in this design !

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Glued the staves back together .

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Used supergleu and woodpow(d)er to make the shell flush again .

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Fixed the warped bearing edge.

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Glued the crack in the hembra

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Pollished the lacker of the metal bands witch where lackered over .
And put on a "new" skin .So i can play it and find out its sound .
I have two verry thin mule skins wich i want to put on .
But i have to figure out how to do that "cause both the left over skins will be verry small ,so its delicate!

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:39 pm

Got a nice 5 lug through Leedy . With JCR hardware .
Did a little work on it .

And yesterday i've changed the connector tubes with steel ones with i've brushed with a metal brush . Put a picture of that later .


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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:54 am

Her's my 5 lug with the new centertubes .
Looks much better than the copper one's i think !

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:02 pm

There are big tubes in 3 sizes ,lying at a street near my rehearsel place .
The are for things under the pavement on the street . i don't know for what exactely .
Anyway these tubes have lids on them wich make great skinprotectors for conga's djembe's etc.

Ill post pics. of these soon !
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:00 pm

For my Agpacbang :


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For my
travel Conga
(This one was torn ,so fixed it a bit )
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For my Conga :


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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:23 pm

Made a base(2 x) for playing seated . coverd it with bycicle tubes .
The are great "cause the conga stays stationairy and hardly moves while playing ( also LOUD)

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:01 pm

I've been thinking for a while now to put my bongo's in front of my conga's,
instead of behind them . Tryed it out this evening .
I have to adjust my stand properly yet but i'd really like it that way !!


(The conga's ar 27 years old beat up Supercussion .
The bongo is leopercussion .
Its my rehearselroom set . )

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:36 pm

I've made this stand about 12 years ago .
It;s made from a Meinl bongo and a supercussion conga stand .

Because a hate movement in my drums while playing i've made this .
Verry good stand ,but i've made a better one from an LP conga stand .

(sorry 4 the shitty pictures )

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby Mr.Rumba » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:14 am

Really amazing work! Do you do work for others?
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