Unfinished Conga interiors??

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Re: Unfinished Conga interiors??

Postby RitmoBoricua » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:39 pm

onile wrote: I must say though, that I strongly think that the coating of the inside with anything stronger than what brother Yambu321 said, "DANISH OIL", will give you overtones that you'll be forced to live with while you own and play that particular set of drums, or drum.


I do not know what you mean by stronger but IMHO finishes like shellac, lacquer, varnish, paint etc will not change the tone/sound of a drum.
Fiberglass and epoxy probably a different story.
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Re: Unfinished Conga interiors??

Postby KidCuba » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:41 pm

I am refinishing an old Mexican beater from the 60's and was wondering, does putting poly or paint or other materials on the outside surface of a drum effect the sound?
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Re: Unfinished Conga interiors??

Postby RitmoBoricua » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:07 pm

Do not worry about it finish your drum, you got to protect the wood.
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Re: Unfinished Conga interiors??

Postby onile » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:25 pm

RitmoBoricua wrote:
onile wrote: I must say though, that I strongly think that the coating of the inside with anything stronger than what brother Yambu321 said, "DANISH OIL", will give you overtones that you'll be forced to live with while you own and play that particular set of drums, or drum.


I do not know what you mean by stronger but IMHO finishes like shellac, lacquer, varnish, paint etc will not change the tone/sound of a drum.
Fiberglass and epoxy probably a different story.



Possibly a poor choice of words on my part, but I wouldn't think about coating the inside of the drum with "epoxy" now that I've experienced the sound with my Fats! The ringing is just a bit much, even when playing on a carpeted floor.
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Re: Unfinished Conga interiors??

Postby Mike » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:20 am

My workhorses are a set of old LP Congas with a finished interior,
and the shells were ringy until I installed a dampener that I bought
from Congalou. Then I made another one myself :-)
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Those foam disks do the trick very well,
and a strong magnet keeps the construction
in place on the backing plate.
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EDIT: you find more info here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4494&hilit=congalou+invention&start=15
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