Toca Rafael Padilla Signature Bongo Drums
These are a steal for only $150, kudos to Toca! It's an unfortunate rarity to find such quality for such a low price, especially for a signature item. Rafael Padilla is a pop player, but his drums are very traditional -- a great throwback design. These are amazingly sensitive and responsive, great for recording thanks to their dynamic responsiveness. This is mainly due to the reduced diameters compared to most contemporary bongo drums, which also makes them very ergonomic. Bongoseros who prefer to play with taste and dynamics rather than ferocity should give these a shot.