Germán Baratto from Meinl USA takes you through all the Meinl Percussion products listed below. All additional product information is mentioned listed here. Part 1/3 in the NAMM 2014 video series.
1. Headliner Series Rope Tuned Wood Djembes
All djembes are carved from one solid piece of plantation grown Mahogany Wood. Meinl only uses certified Indonesian Legal Wood. The drums have hand selected goat heads, pre-stretched PP nylon ropes and are brown with Python design.
2. Pro African Style "Village" Djembe
Meinl developed a compact and lightweight version of the large version of this model. It is lightweight and both djembes are carved from one solid piece of plantation grown Mahogany Wood. The 'Village' also has hand selected goat heads, but pre-stretched HTP nylon rope and is brown with the new Village carvings. It measures a 10" diameter and is 20" tall.
3. Travel Series Rope Tuned Djembes
These Rope Tuned Djembes come in a Pharaohs Script design and the Kenyan Quilt design. The synthetic lightweight shell makes it comfortable to carry around. You can either choose between a hand selected goat head or synthetic head and the ropes are pre-stretched HTP nylon.
5. Floatune Series Congas
This is the 2014 rebirth of a Meinl classic - in high gloss natural finish. The well selling Floatunes has the unique Meinl innovation that has no drilling through the shell. Hence, the shells resonates better.
- 10" Nino, 11" Quinto, 12" Conga, 13" Tumba; all are 30" tall
- Floatune System
- Rubber Wood
- Natural, high gloss
6. Fibercraft Series Bongo
These bongos fit to the new Fibercraft congas in black that Meinl released in 2014. These two together make a great complete setup.
7. Radial Ply Construction Bongos
RAPC stands for Radial Ply Construction. Meinl follows the popular demand of natural wood finishes for Bongos. The Walnut veneer for the new Meinl RAPC Bongo is one of the first in this trend.
Details of the RAPC Bongos:
- 6 ¾" Macho & 8" Hembra
- 5 layer plywood
- True Skin Cow Heads
- Free Ride System
- Walnut, high gloss
8. Classic Series Surdos
Meinl's new surdo drums in three sizes: 16"x20", 18"x22", 20"x24". These drums are made from aluminum with traditional rims. The plain shell lets you do anything you want with it; for instance, use your own club logo on it. The very light weight makes them comfortable to carry around when using them for the traditional street purposes.
Classic Series Surdos available in: 16"x20", 18"x22", 20"x24"