Custom Hardware

We at Manito Percussion offer a variety of different hardware for use with our hand-crafted solid shell drums.  If you are unsure about which might be the right hardware setup for your drum, or would like a completely custom piece, please contact Manito personally and he will be glad to assist.

Stainless Steel HardwareCrown Top

Manito Percussion Congas are designed to last for many lifetimes.  All our hardware is custom crafted from high strength 304 stainless steel.  Even our lugs are made from stainless steel and feature highly polished threads for smooth, easy tuning.  All of our lugs are then lubricated with specially designed oil formulated to stick to metal.  We offer tuning hardware in two styles, full side straps and traditional side plates.

Crown Hoops

Manito Percussion also sells custom Stainless Steel Crown Hoops in either a traditional style, or half-round Moderna style. These crowns can be made to upgrade any conga drum.

Side Straps

One big advantage of the full length side straps is that there are absolutely NO holes drilled in the shell. A hole in the shell is much like a concrete barrier in the ocean. When waves hit it, they are deflected or disrupted, causing minute anomalies in the wave pattern which can act to dissipate the wave (sound). Another advantage is that stainless steel straps compress the drum from top to bottom evenly. Side plates concentrate all of the immense stress on a relatively small section of the shell, so all the wood between the sideplates and the head is under great tension, and everything from the plates down is under no stress.  

Side Plates

Our side plates are also made of High Strength 304 Stainless Steel and can be finished with a bead-blasted matte finish, or a highly polished mirror finish.Solid Shell Side Plate

Tuning

TuningEvery effort has been made to ensure that the side straps are very user friendly. There is plenty of space for tuning without the risk of marring the wood behind the lugs. They are easy to tune using the supplied ratcheting wrench and mounting new skins is just as easy as for a drum with traditional sideplates.

 

(5) Stainless Steel Sideplates with Backing Plates and Stainless Steel Screws

  • Includes 5 Stainless Steel Sideplates, 5 Steel Back Plates, 20 Stainless Steel Screws, Washers and Lock Nuts
  • Can be either Bead-Blasted for a Satin Finish or Hand Polished for a Permanent Mirror Shine
  • Ships in 3 business days

Price: $125.00

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(6) Stainless Steel Sideplates with Backing Plates and Stainless Steel Screws

  • Includes 6 Stainless Steel Sideplates, 6 Steel Back Plates, 24 Stainless Steel Screws, Washers and Lock Nuts
  • Can be either Bead-Blasted for a Satin Finish or Hand Polished for a Permanent Mirror Shine
  • Ships in 3 business days

Price: $150.00

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Custom Moderna Crown Hoop and Skin Hoop Combo

  • Half Round construction for added
    strength and comfort
  • Made of  Solid 304 Stainless Steel
  • Hand Crafted and Custom Made
    to fit any size drum
  • Includes Moderna Crown and matched
    Stainless Steel Skin Hoop
  • Please specify the Inside Diameter
    desired for the crown hoop in the
    Special Instructions
  • If No diameter is specified, LP
    compatible sizes will be used

Price: from $165.00

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Set of 6 Tuning Lugs

  • Set of 6
  • Stainless Steel construction
  • Cold bent
  • Ultimate strength rolled threads
  • Includes hardware- nuts, washers, bushing
  • Nylon bushing protects threads
  • 5 3/4" length x 5/16" diameter
  • Standard 1/2" nut
  • Can be made to custom specs

Price: $69.00

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Stainless Steel Sideplate with Backing Plate and Stainless Steel Screws

  • Includes 1 Stainless Steel Sideplate, 1 Steel Back Plate, 4 Stainless Steel Screws, Washers and Lock Nuts
  • Can be either Bead-Blasted for a Satin Finish or Hand Polished for a Permanent Mirror Shine
  • Ships in 2 business days

Price: $25.00

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Stainless Steel Skin Hoop

Stainless Steel Skin Hoop aka Flesh Hoop

  • Made of 1/4" Round Stock -thicker than most other manufacturers
  • 304 Stainless Steel for added strength
  • Will not rust through the skin
  • Diameters sized in increments of 1/8"
  • Please specify the Outside Diameter needed at checkout
  • Up to 14" diameter-  $16
  • Larger than 14" - $1.25 per inch diameter

Price: from $16.00

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Tuning Lugs

  • Stainless Steel construction
  • Cold bent
  • Ultimate strength rolled threads
  • Includes hardware- nuts, washers, bushing
  • Nylon bushing protects threads
  • 5 3/4" length x 5/16" diameter
  • Standard 1/2" nut
  • Can be made to custom specs

Price: $12.00

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