Who's actually played Mopercs?

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby pcastag » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:15 am

Awesome! I think mopercs don't get as much credit as they deserve, beautiful drums, Michel is a tremendous crafstman, I wish he was still using the original mahogany he was using.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby ABAKUA » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:06 am

They look hektik. 8)
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby congamyk » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:40 am

they be hektik
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby onile » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:59 am

Dayem! Dems is hot!

I totally dig those tubs Papa Mike! I know you've gotta be happy with them yourself!

Felicidades my brother!

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby CongaTick » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:13 pm

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby ABAKUA » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:44 pm

congamyk wrote:they be hektik bro :wink:


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Very nice meng.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby KING CONGA » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:14 am

Congratulations on a great set of drums congamyk. One thing is FO SHIZZLE, nothing beats having a HAND MADE quality Insrtument. What kind of skin is that mounted on them it looks nice?
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby congamyk » Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:14 pm

These skins are steer.
Michel uses very precise thickness for each drum size using feedback he gets from Cuban endorsers.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:55 pm

Looks like Moperc's website has been updated.

http://moperc.com/index.php
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Congadin » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:31 am

Victorius wrote:'Acajou' - it is a new color..?


Acajou is the French word for Mahogany. Sorry I wasn't around here three years ago to answer. :lol:
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Kaban » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:38 am

Hey Congadin,

How does your Moperc requinto sound compared to the other drums you've had?

A major difference with my Moperc is I have to tilt it to let the sound out, or else it sounds like an erupting volcano.

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Congadin » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:41 pm

Kaban wrote:Hey Congadin,

How does your Moperc requinto sound compared to the other drums you've had?

A major difference with my Moperc is I have to tilt it to let the sound out, or else it sounds like an erupting volcano.

Kaban


My requinto sounds awesome because it is made in Canada. 8)
I find that tilting any tumbadora allows the bass note to sing better.
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Ebongo » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:26 pm

Another way to ship: if happen to go on a road trip, ask Michel to ship to a Canadian address (even a motel or a courier depot) just across the border.

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congamyk wrote:Thanks everyone, I will be receiving a conga & tumba and hope to get the quinto on order in the spring.
This is what my drums will look like.
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I went with the salsa club model because of its unique hardware design.
Here are more photos of Michel's operations.
http://www.magazine-audio.com/2007/tambours-moperc/


Mike, Originally I wanted the salsa clubs, but in the end went with the Cubanos. The salsa clubs remind me of the Meinl Floatunes, but with a slim design. Man those floatunes were heavy!! You will love the Moperc hardware.

When its time for shipping, be on top of it, his broker is slow, and can hold the transfer down to the US. Michel sends it to his broker, then the broker works up a export with UPS.

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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby rhythmrhyme » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:41 pm

I've had a lot of success shipping congas via ground mail. No brokers, no brokerage fees, no having your drums hung up at the border wondering if the broker will ever get to them! Straight to your door for a shipping cost that is a bit less than UPS.

The only caveat is that the package can't be over 50lbs total weight. I had every one of my SOS drums sent to me (in Canada) that way from new york and even the super tumba came in under weight after being packed in a box. I've also sent a few drums to the US that way, never had a problem. Customer gets a tracking number and all is good. Moperc's are heavy, but they'll probably get by just under the wire.

I'll never use a shipping company and broker ever again!
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Re: Who's actually played Mopercs?

Postby Ebongo » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:56 am

I suppose regular postal service would handle it with as much care as UPS would. I would just use lots and lots of air bags foam or bubble wrap. If you don't already have one, maybe invest in a hard transport case, (but then that might make the package over 50lbs)

rhythmrhyme wrote:I've had a lot of success shipping congas via ground mail. No brokers, no brokerage fees, no having your drums hung up at the border wondering if the broker will ever get to them! Straight to your door for a shipping cost that is a bit less than UPS.

The only caveat is that the package can't be over 50lbs total weight. I had every one of my SOS drums sent to me (in Canada) that way from new york and even the super tumba came in under weight after being packed in a box. I've also sent a few drums to the US that way, never had a problem. Customer gets a tracking number and all is good. Moperc's are heavy, but they'll probably get by just under the wire.

I'll never use a shipping company and broker ever again!
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