Archive for January 14th, 2014

LP Broadens the Cajon Sound Palette with New Cajon Brushes

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Cajon Brushes

Balanced, multi-purpose brushes ideal for playing the cajon.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the latest accessory to expand the cajon player’s toolkit – LP Cajon Brushes (LP-CCB – MSRP: $30.00). The retractable, flexible nylon bristles are designed for lighter playing styles on the cajon’s front plate. The handles have been weight-balanced to provide optimal response when playing from a top-down angle, and are also anchored with rubber tips for increased bass response and attack.

“The new LP Cajon Brushes are great addition to any percussionist’s stick bag,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “The balanced, non-slip sticks make it easy to switch from hands to brushes in an instant.”


LP Takes Your Rig on the Road with New Ultra-Tek Touring Series Bags

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Ultra-Tek Touring Series Bags

New rugged bags for congas, cajons and bongos for the percussionist on the go!

Latin Percussion introduces a new transport and storage solution for the gigging percussionist with the Ultra-Tek Touring Series Bags. Made for congas, cajons and bongos, the new Ultra-Tek Bags are heavily padded for superior drum protection, and are finished in a solid grey covering with maroon accents. Every bag has sturdy, reinforced handles and a fully lined zipper.

Ultra-Tek Conga Bag (LP546-UT – MSRP: $399.00) features a wide mouth opening for easy insertion and removal of the conga. The inverted design of the bag provides stability during transport, and large wheels make for quick and easy movement from the van to the stage. Fits all LP congas up to 30” in height.

The LP Ultra-Tek Bongos Bag (LP533-UT – MSRP: $149.00) is oversized with internal pockets for additional percussion accessories. To save space, the walls of the bag have been reinforced to allow the bag to be used as a trap table during gigs. A shoulder strap is included.

The Ultra-Tek Cajon Bag (LP524-UT – MSRP: $95.00) fits most LP cajons, with a large zippered external pocket and shoulder strap for quick teardown and easy transport.

LP Expands on City Series with New Carved Mango Wood Congas and Bongos

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP City Series Carved Mango Wood Congas and Bongos

Distinct designs set against an attractive mango wood grain.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the latest in its LP City Series Congas and Bongos. The new City Series Congas feature 10″ and 11″ drums carved from mango wood with distinctive, decorative carvings. Measuring 28″ tall, City Series Congas come complete with a height-adjustable conga stand. Matching LP City Series Bongos in carved mango wood are also available. Both City Series carved mango wood congas and bongos are appointed with black powder-coated hardware.

LP City Series Congas (LP646NY-CMW – MSRP: $519.00) and Bongos (LP601NY-CMW -MSRP: $139.00) are available now at Authorized Latin Percussion Retailers.

“The new carved mango City Series Congas and Bongos are ideal for the beginning player who is looking for quality sound in a visually attractive drum,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.


LP Goes Back to Where it All Began with Original Bongos

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Original Bongos

Beautiful and accurate reissue of the original bongos that launched Latin Percussion.

Latin Percussion is celebrating 50 years of making the finest percussion instruments with the reintroduction of the first set of bongos produced by LP. A replica of the set first crafted by LP Founder Martin Cohen in 1964, each set of Original Bongos is a faithful re-creation of the satin mahogany drums, complete with original 1964 head graphics, natural rawhide heads and special commemorative badge.

Outfitted with traditional chrome-plated rims and hardware, the LP Original Bongos (LP1964 – MSRP: $479.00) are made with 6-3/4″ and 8-1/4″ diameter shells.

“I could not be more excited to see the beautifully executed LP Original Bongos that represents the beginnings of Latin Percussion,” said Martin Cohen, Founder of Latin Percussion.


LP Turns the Cajon on its Head with New Kevin Ricard Signature Cajon

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Americana Kevin Ricard Signature Cajon

Patent-pending, top-tuning design headlines a list of new features

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce an innovative redesign of the Kevin Ricard Signature Cajon. Working alongside Ricard, LP has built an innovative, patent-pending top-tuning method that helps shape the tone to the player’s exact specifications by independently tuning guitar strings mounted to the back of the heartwood front plate. Measuring 11-3/4″ x 11-7/8″ x 19″ with angled top corners for easy playing, every LP Americana Kevin Ricard Signature Cajon (LP1424 – MSRP: $599.00) is made in the USA from hand-selected, 11-ply, plantation-grown Baltic birch.

“Working with one of the most visible cajon players in the world, we were able to fine-tune the playing experience for everyone,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “LP’s patent-pending design allows for convenient fine-tuning of the cajon without the need for standing or moving the cajon.”

Among Kevin Ricards’ performance credits are house percussionist for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the house band for American Idol. His list of playing credits includes Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie and many others.


LP Introduces a Cajon Pedal

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Cajon Pedal

Instantly turn any cajon into a kick drum.

Latin Percussion introduces the all-new cajon pedal. Ideal for drummers and percussionists who need both hands free for playing, the pedal easily attaches to most standard-size cajons. The LP Cajon Pedal (LP1500 – MSRP: $249.99) features a smooth, quiet 3′ cable system and a specially designed mounting plate for easy installation.

The patent-pending beater faithfully recreates the sound of a palm striking the front plate. The LP Cajon Pedal also features spring adjustments to cater to a wide range of playing styles.

“The new LP Cajon Pedal frees up the hands of the player, allowing them to better layer their sound with additional percussion options,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.

Buy Cajon Pedal online or purchase at an authorized LP dealer near you!


LP Introduces the Americana Series Octo-Snare Cajons

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Americana Series Octo-Snare Cajons

A unique American-made cajon modeled after a snare drum.

Latin Percussion is proud to present the innovative Americana Series Octo-Snare Cajons. The handcrafted, eight-sided drums feature a hardwood top. The Octo-Snare Cajons are fitted with fixed internal snares and dual playing surfaces. The Octo-Snare Cajons are available in two different top surfaces and sizes: a 10″ diameter drum with birch hardwood (LP1410 – MSRP: $159.00), and a 12″ diameter drum with Sapele hardwood (LP1412 – MSRP: $199.99). Both cajons are made with a 5″ deep, natural finish shell of 9-ply Baltic birch.

The LP Octo-Snare Cajons are now available at Authorized Latin Percussion Retailers.

“The Octo-Snare Cajons allows players to convert their cajon rig into a drum set,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “The wood top responds well to hands, mallets or rods.”


LP Shakes Up Percussion Rigs with New Session Shakers

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Session Shakers

Easy to play, and great for a variety of musical applications.

Latin Percussion introduces the Session Shakers – 5″ (LP446-S) and 9″ (LP446-L) tube-shaped shakers that are perfectly weighted with molded end caps and fitted with an easy-to-hold grip for controlled sound and rhythm.

The LP Session Shakers are available for $18.99 – MSRP for the 5″ version and $21.99 – MSRP for the 9″ version.

LP Presents the Richie Gajate-Garcia Signature Congas and Bongos

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by marcia.stevenson

LP Richie Gajate-Garcia Congas and Bongos

Beautifully crafted and precision-tuned to the demands of the percussion legend.

Latin Percussion is proud to introduce a set of congas and bongos designed in collaboration with longtime LP artist Richie Gajate-Garcia. Made with banded shells of exotic Romanian Tilia wood for a defined and full-bodied sound, Richie’s new congas and bongos feature natural rawhide heads, Top Tuning Comfort Curve® II Rims and chrome hardware over a Mavi-colored satin finish.

The are top tuning and created with a layer of fiberglass to strengthen the inside upper portion of the shell. Sizes include an 11″ Quinto (LP522T-2RGM – MSRP: $719.00), 11-3/4″ Conga (LP559T-2RGM – MSRP: $739.00) and 12-1/2″ Tumbadora (LP552T-2RGM – MSRP: $769.00). LP Richie Gajate-Garcia Bongos (LP201AX-2RGM – MSRP: $459.00) are fitted with 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ heads.

“I am very excited with my new series of drums! Made of light weight Romanian Tilia wood, which is also known for its resonance, makes the conga lighter than most congas in the market,” said Richie Gajate-Garcia. “We colored the drums to match the Mavi – a popular drink in my native Puerto Rico, they will look absolutely beautiful in any setting.”

Among Richie Gajate-Garcia’s playing credits are Phil Collins, Christopher Cross, Diana Ross, Sting and countless movie soundtracks. As a globally recognized educator and clinician, Richie has conducted more than 500 percussion clinics and is featured in several LP instructional DVDs.