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Conga Drum Sizes

Conga Size and Types.


Congas head typically comes in three sizes; however some brands also make other sizes for special congas. The Standard Sizes are: Quinto: 11 inch head; Conga: 11.75 inch head; Tumba: 12.5 inch head. Other Sizes are: Super Tumba: 14 inch head; Requinto: 9.75 inch head;  Jr Conga Set: 8 & 9 inch head.

The variations and regular sizes are listed below:

The supertumba can be as large as 14 inches across (35.5 cm).
The tumba is typically 12 to 12.5 inches across (30.5 to 31.8 cm).
The conga is typically 11.5 to 12 inches across (29.2 to 30.5 cm).
The quinto is typically around 11 inches across (about 28 cm).
The requinto can be smaller than 9.5 to 10 inches across (24.8 cm).


The three most common Sizes are: Quinto, Conga and Tumba. And the three most common setup combos are: Quinto/Conga; Conga/Tumba; Quinto/Conga/Tumba.

How to Measure A Conga:

The drum size at the bearing edge is difficult to measure accurately as it has a rounded edge. You can use a tape measure to get an approximate size which will help to identify the head size range.

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