Mano Conguitas (9/10″)
Mano conguitas (mini congas) are a fantastic option offering more portability than full-sized congas. They can complement the conga or sit center stage with their strong percussive sound.
See these congas in action in our video below!
9″ x 35cm x 6kg
10″ x 35cm x 7kg
Stand – 3.2kg
The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba.
Congas are traditionally used in Afro-Cuban genres such as conga and rumba, although they are now very common in some other forms of Latin music, including descarga, Afro-Cuban jazz, salsa, songo, merengue and Latin rock.
Conguitas are the result of players wanting more portability in their instrument.
These mini congas sit somewhere in between congas and bongos, both in sound and size.
Bongo and Conga tuning tips
Tuning opposites is they key!
1. Using your tuning key/ wrench, tighten one nut a ¾ rotation.
2. Next, tune the nut that is opposite it.
3. Then move along one nut and tune it, followed by the nut opposite again.
In other words, we don’t tune each nut moving around in a circle.
This technique helps pull the head down evenly and will give your drum the best possible sound.