Options & Configurations
Many choices available
David: ‘Delighted to offer many options and configurations’.
The LP Galaxy Giovani Series Bongo’s are a world-class instrument. They sound gorgeous and offer a beautiful tonal range.
Each bongo head has its own independent & professional microphone, which picks up the crisp dynamics and excellent ‘hoop crack’ associated with this fantastic instrument.
Attached to the bongo stand is a Paiste Splash cymbal. The cymbal helps accentuate build-ups and those big crescendo drops when played!
Watch and listen to TheBongoman set-up in action.
The Bongoman Live at European Snow Pride in Tignes, France.
Accompanying every setup, I bring my famous ‘Toys’.
The ’Toys’ are a Woodblock, Cowbell, Tambourine and Brazilian Whistle.
The best thing about the toys is that I can either play them on stage next to my bongos or interact with your customers and play them on the dance floor.
These fantastic instruments offer a deeper tonal range and when played with a Tribal rhythm they get the crowd going. They look great on stage.
Conga’s, Bongo’s & Cymbals
Possibly the ultimate organic set up. These instruments compliment each other, offering a full variety of melodic choice and rhythmic possibilities.
I play three different Roland drum machines. Each is unique and extremely adaptable.
Below is the SPD-SX. This is great for triggering bespoke samples which I create in my studio.
This image shows the combination of both organic and digital percussion. This is TheBongoman set-up of traditional Bongos with the Roland SPD-DX drum machine and Sub-Mixer.
This set up offers an amazing variety of sounds and performance techniques.
It is also the most favoured set up when travelling abroad.
Roland Handsonic HPD-20
I love the Handsonic, it’s brilliant because it offers all the sounds I need in a very small and portable unit.
When performing, I play this instrument with my hands and sticks.
This video demonstrates the versatility of Handsonic’s powerful library.
The amazing Roland HPD-20. Live demo at ESP.
The images below give you a clear visual understanding of a full percussion set up. This includes Bongo’s, Conga’s, Toys & Digital Percussion, all with independent microphones balanced in a Sub-Mixer.
This set-up is amazing and I can rock any venue all night entertaining the crowd with dazzling sounds and different style and sounds.
The output from my Sub-Mixer is either one Mono or two stereo ¼ inch Jack cables which can be connected to the front of house or the line-in / microphone channel of a club mixer.
Set-Up Time & Additional Requirements
15 Minutes for The Bongoman & requires 2m x 2.5m performance area
45 Minutes for David H Percussion requires 4m x 2.5m performance area
05 Minutes for the Handsonic requires 1m x 1.5m performance area
There must be an electrical plug input at the exact place which the equipment is to be situated and an audio output cable.
I love performing all over the world. So, everything and anything is possible.
If required, additional equipment can be hired equipment locally, i.e. Congas and cymbals.
Which means, If I were to bring my Bongo’s + stand, Toys, effects unit and microphone cables, another case with weighing 25kg would be needed to be added in addition to my baggage allowance.
90cm x55cm x36cm
This is the full David H Percussion set-up including bongo’s, conga’s, cymbals, stands, drum machine, microphones, toys and cables.