LP Legend Series John "Dandy" Rodriguez Bongos
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At 17 years old John "Dandy" Rodriguez, Jr. earned a place playing bongos in the Tito Puente Orchestra and played with the group for over 30 years. In 2001 John helped form the Latin Giants Orchestra whose two albums have been recognized internationally.
Over the course of this career, John has been recognized as one of the greatest players and innovators of Latin music. In 2009, John entrusted LP's Research and Development Department with developing the LP Legends Series John "Dandy" Rodriguez, Jr. Bongos. The drums have sound and visual features that John is proud to have his name on.
- European Beech wood shells provide extra resonance
- 9" Hembra (large shell) for additional bottom end response and greater volume, 7-í¢_" Macho (small shell), Natural rawhide
- Dark wood stain with distinctive black stripe & gloss finish
- Traditional Rims, Cuban style steel bottoms
- 5⁄16" diameter tuning lugs
- Ideal for traditional seated players
- Small center block, allows drums to be picked up with one hand
These bongos sound exactly like I expected.
The beechwood gives a more dry sound which I like. I didn't know weather the macho could take it but I tuned it to the key of A and
the hembra down a 5th to D. No problem and they sound great. I also think the Dandy bongos are just plain beautiful.