Versatile Conga for a Legendary Percussionist
When the world-class percussionist Luis Conte wanted a special set of congas to meet his specific needs, he turned to Meinl. They came back with three Artist Series Luis Conte Congas built to his exact specifications. The result is a set of instruments with traditional conga style balanced by modern flexibility — a perfect representation of Luis Conte himself! Outfitted with a True Skin Buffalo Head and packaged with a complete accessory kit, this 12.5" LC1212NT-M Tumba conga is sure to please even the most discerning percussionist.
Built to exceed the needs of a master
Without a doubt, Luis Conte is one of the most accomplished and respected percussionists in the world. His ability to mingle traditional Cuban rhythms with the musical traditions spanning from classic rock 'n' roll to contemporary jazz and pop has been instrumental in shaping modern drumming, and his credits include countless albums as well as world tours with Madonna, Phil Collins, and James Taylor, among many others. Built specifically to meet the needs of this prestigious artist, you can bet these signature Artist Series Luis Conte Congas are the real deal.
Traditional sound, modern flexibility
Meinl outfitted this 12.5" LC1212NT-M Tumba conga with a True Skin Buffalo Head and 5mm TTR rim that sits as close to the 2-ply Siam oak shell as possible. This provides you with a natural sound and a contour that accommodates traditional styles. At the same time, drummers here at Sweetwater were immediately impressed with the broad range of tuning you can get from the set of 8mm tuning lugs, making it a perfect fit for any style of music.
The complete package
Between its premium True Skin Buffalo Head, black powder coated hardware, and TTR rim, the Meinl 12.5" Artist Series Luis Conte Tumba Conga already has a lot going for it, so the included accessory package just makes the deal that much sweeter. This package includes Meinl's patented Conga Saver lug protectors plus Soundpads. In addition to the included L-shaped tuning key, the package also includes a bottle of Tune Up Oil to keep your lugs easy to adjust. Finally, there's an accessory pouch that lets you keep all these accessories handy.
Accessory package includes:
- Conga Saver lug protectors
- L-shaped tuning key
- Tune Up Oil
- Accessory pouch
Meinl 12.5" Artist Series Luis Conte Tumba Conga Features:
- 12.5"-diameter, 30"-tall conga designed for legendary percussionist Luis Conte
- True Skin Buffalo Head brings out the natural warmth of the 2-ply Siam oak shell
- Low-profile TTR rim lets you perform with traditional hand-drum playing techniques
- Quickly tighten and tune the drumhead via 8 strong tuning lugs
- Includes essential conga accessories