Toca Traditional Series Bongo Drums
These are $150 but well worth it. Toca makes the best affordable drums, and the Traditional Series is a perfect example. Even without the skin upgrade recommended in the introduction, these are a joy to play. They feel and sound like bongos of old, a terrific break from today's over-sized trend in bongo drums. The best is the traditional rims, which are unfortunately rare to find as a factory-issued design. Toca's Traditional bongos are a great low-cost option for professional bongoseros. Beginners will get a set that they'll get great use out of for years and years. These are very well made.