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Jeff Chonis, Gary Astridge, Ringo Starr discuss Ludwig Expando bongos

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Ringo playing his Ludwig Expando bongos

Gary visits Jeff Chonis & Ringo at sound check and reminds Ringo of the Ludwig Expando bongos he played in the the recording studio and on the film A Hard Day's Night.

Ludwig Tunable Expando Bongos
Ludwig Expando Bongos

Here's a set of Ludwig tunable EXPANDO bongos (Model # 2357) with calfskin heads as seen in the movie A Hard Day's Night. Note the rototom tuning design.

Ringo playing his Ludwig Expando bongos
Ringo playing his Ludwig Expando bongos
Ludwig Expando Bongo red felt
Ringo's Starr's ASBA conga drums
Ringo's Starr's ASBA conga drums. Gary Astridge historian lecturer.
Vintage ASBA conga drums

Here's Ringo using his set of ASBA congas.

Ringo Starr playing timpani drums

Ringo using a set of timpani drums during the recording of Every Little Thing.

Beatles tabla drum. Ringo Starr's 1965 Ludwig Super Classic bass drum

These are a set of Tabla drums found at Abbey Road studios.

Ludwig hi hat tambourine bar. Beatles. Gary Astridge historian lecturer. Ringo Starr - Let It Be
Ludwig hi hat tambourine bar. Beatles. Gary Astridge historian lecturer. Ringo Starr - Let It Be

Here is the hi hat tambourine bar (aka Tamba Ching) used during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.
Thanks to my friend, Tam Rankin, for his research providing the ad. 

Tamba-Ching Brochure
Ringo Starr's 1960 Premier drum kit and bongos

Here's a set of Premier bongos that Ringo purchased with his Premier kit in September 1960.

Beatles tambourines

These two Ludwig tambourines were used during the recording of Hey Bulldog. Interesting to see Paul using a tea towel to help protect his hand from blistering. These tambourines are very heavy and hard to control over a period of time.

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