Pre-Loved Latin Percussion (LP) Bata Drum: Fibreglass construction; ‘Omele’ Size in Black, for sale in Leicester.
This is an excellent instrument if you need a high quality, portable solution to access conga-like timbres – and one which you can also play while standing or walking! The drum’s tones are moderate to high-pitch and slap strokes are particularly cutting – I think due to the fibreglass shell.
Sadly, this drum has a split in the skin on the high-pitched side: The split is around a quarter of the circumference of the drum (see pic below). I am pretty sure this was caused by the dry air of central heating while in storage. On the plus side, it does come with its original and rather cool Latin Percussion tuning spanner!
*Update 19/10/21: www.Thomann.de are listing a replacement ‘LP 493A 6 1/2″ Bata Head’ at £38.
Similar Bata Drums can be found new online for between £400 and £500; some are wood, some fibreglass.
Pre-Loved (as seen) Latin Percussion Omele Bata Drum in Black Fibreglass £150.00
Cash on collection from LE1 or LE16; Can also arrange UK wide P&P at buyer’s expense – please contact for details. Thank you for viewing!