Grammy-winner Luis Conte is an acknowledged master of percussion. His celebrated career includes touring and/or recording with some of the greatest names in contemporary music, including Madonna, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Santana, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Backstreet Boys, Ray Charles and Cuban legends Arturo Sandoval and Chachao. He can also be heard on the scores and/or soundtracks to movies such as Mission Impossible, Rain Man, Disney’s animated Tarzan, and many more.
Throughout 2004 Luis has been on Phil Collins' “First Final Farewell Tour” complementing the band and Phil’s music with tasteful and musical percussion parts. The tour has been captured on film and a brand new DVD, “Phil Collins – Finally…The First Final Farewell Tour” has been released.
All of Luis’ specifications have been achieved with the MEINL Artist Series Luis Conte Signature Congas. They combine the charm and sound of the old traditional Cuban drums with modern features and innovations. The congas are equipped with traditional rims and are mounted as close to the shell as possible, and when combined with MEINL’s True Skin Buffalo Heads, enable an even more controlled sound and easier tuning.
12 1/2" Tumba
Two ply Rubber Wood (Hevea brasiliensis Muell.-Arg.)
True Skin Buffalo Heads
8 mm strong tuning lugs
4 mm traditional TTR-Rims
Black powder coated hardware
MEINL Conga Saver (patented)
L-shaped tuning key
Tune Up Oil