LP Classic II Top-Tuning Congas make us of a revolutionary idea that seems so obvious you'll wonder it hasn't been done before. The simple idea: Create a system to tune conga drums from the top witho... Read More
LP Classic II Top-Tuning Congas make us of a revolutionary idea that seems so obvious you'll wonder it hasn't been done before. The simple idea: Create a system to tune conga drums from the top without the need to turn the drum, lift it out of its basket, or remove it from its stand. Some traditionalists may question the idea, but most congueros will immediately recognize the advantages on-the-fly top tuning offers”especially in live situations.
Immediate access to all tension bolts eliminates situations where only the nearest bolts can be tensioned easily in a hurry”situations that result in uneven tuning. With top tuning, conga players have access to every tension bolt quickly and easily. The result: evenly tuned conga heads for good fundamental pitch.
The LP Classic II conga is crafted with an 11" diameter 30" tall Siam Oak shell and a natural rawhide head. It's fitted with a specially modified Comfort Curve II steel rim to which are welded unique "ears" that allow access to the top of each tuning bolt. These ears are thematically designed in a V shape that echoes the shape of LP's heavy-duty steel side plates. They're also carefully recessed below the level of the Comfort Curve II rims to ensure hand comfort and extended playability.
In addition, the new system provides a direct pull on each tension bolt, eliminating the "bend" that often occurs with hooked tension bolts. To make things even easier, the tuning bolts are fitted with hex heads that can be turned with a standard socket available in any hardware store (just in case the included tension wrench is ever misplaced).
When it comes to sonic performance and construction quality, LP Series Congas have been the industry standard for generations. Now that standard has been raised significantly with LP's revolutionary Top-Tuning system.
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