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  1. Registered User

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    Default Where can I find a gato drum?

    I am trying to find a gato drum. Years ago there was a square gato drum that was pretty much available in any music store. I don't see them anymore. Is there a source for these?

    Thanks,
    Dirk

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    are you sure its not a cajon?

  3. Gone by choice!

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    square as in 4 sides or is it the 8 sided ones?

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    It was basically a box (I think the bottom was solid too) with the top being a "slit drum." I was trying to find a photo of one (I saw a photo the other day on-line, but I can't locate it now).

    dirk

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    Default A few years late, but here is some info.

    Gato drum, I had someone give me one today and said that they had, had it for about 20 years and never did anything with it. I search the internet for anything about it. Mine says gato drum on the side with a patent pending under it. There is no date or anything but I found a drum very similar to it online.

    http://www.mesdirect.com/Content/Fil.../MES/MES26.jpg

    this one is shape almost the same other than mine has the corners shave off and is made out of a darker wood. I'm guessing walnut.

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoid=22256228

    here is a vid of some guy playing one.

    They sound pretty cool you can play them like a bongo where the top three bars are alot lighter sounding and the three bottom bars are alot deeper.

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    It looks like a variation on a log drum. Black Swamp, Schlagwerk, and a few others make them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk
    I am trying to find a gato drum. Years ago there was a square gato drum that was pretty much available in any music store. I don't see them anymore. Is there a source for these?

    Thanks,
    Dirk

    Ebay.

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