Gon Bops Welcomes Itamar Doari!

Gon Bops Welcomes the incomparable Itamar Doari!

Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari is one of the most versatile and talented players in the world today, blending various Middle Eastern instruments with the Western drumset in a unique and exciting way.  He maintains complex darbuka patterns while holding down incredible drumset grooves and has caught the attention of musicians and composers worldwide.   We’re extremely proud to welcome this amazing artist to our growing, elite artist family!

Gon Bops Has Best NAMM Ever!

2018 Winter NAMM proved to be Gon Bops’ Best NAMM showing ever!  With premiering our new Roberto Quintero Fiberglass Congas and Bongos, this year’s booth was accented by ‘red-sparkle’ and Roberto himself was on hand to demo his great new drums.  The finest percussionists in the world were there including masters Alex Acuna & Walfredo de los Reyes Sr and Gon Bops ‘New’ generation of incredible talent –  conguero phenom Eliel Lazo, Timbaleros Luisito Quintero and Daniel Rodriguez, and our newest member to our family, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the extremely talented Carolina Cohen!    Stay tuned to Gon Bops for news on the upcoming video of the amazing spontaneous performances that went down at the show!

Also, huge hits were Gon Bops newest products, our muli-colored Fiesta Cajons, 8″ Timbale Snare, Crasher Deluxe, Brazilian-made Caxixi, Hickory Claves, Fiesta Wood Shakers and lastly, our versatile Timbale Hardware Set!

Thanks to all who attended the show and lent their great vibes to Gon Bops!!

New for 2018!

We’re very exicited to announce the addition of the following instruments, to be premiered at Winter NAMM, 2018!

Roberto Quintero Signature Drums
Designed with Master Conguero Roberto Quintero, these beautiful drums produce deep, resonant bass tones and loud, cutting highs … as only fiberglass drums can deliver. All drums feature premium Fiberglass shells, CA Contour Hardware, REMO Skyndeep Heads. Crafted in Thailand.

Fiesta Cajons
Available in 4 fresh, new colors, with sound and quality well above their price point. All 4 new models feature internal, adjustable snares, large rubber feet for superior isolation and a size and form factor that is beginner friendly. Crafted in Thailand.

8” Timbale Snare
Blending a traditional Latin timbale with a sensitive, long-range snare throw-off, our 8″ Timbale snare provides the ability to play cutting timbale fills with a snare back-beat at your fingertips. Crafted in Taiwan from premium lightweight aluminum w/custom synthetic head.

Crasher Deluxe
Ships with two sets of blades (stainless steel & aluminum), for a choice between loud and cutting, or soft, white-noise effects. Includes Gon Bops V-Grip mount for the strongest, most- secure hold possible. Crafted in Taiwan.

100% hand woven in Brazil from natural, sustainable materials. The combination of wild banana tree seeds striking the hard gourd skin base produces lively, organic sounds to provide excellent rhythmic accompaniment and color. Sold as individual shakers.

Hickory Claves
Crafted from select choice Hickory wood, these bright, high-pitched claves deliver the same cut and timbre as traditional Rosewood claves. Crafted in Canada.

Fiesta Wood Shakers
A 3-pack of Shakers designed to offer a variety of sounds for percussionists at all levels. Smartly-priced, these are easy to add to your percussive arsenal, no matter what your budget. Made in China.

Bongo Duffel Bag
Constructed from fully-padded, water-resistant fabric with silky-smooth lined interior, it offers excellent protection for your valuable instruments. Made in China.

Timbale Hardware Set
A complete premium solution for mounting bells, blocks, cymbals, and more to a Timbale set. Offers maximum versatility and a rock-solid platform for professional musicians. Crafted in Taiwan.


Michael Carabello and original Santana lineup!

GB artist Michael Carabello is currently featured with the Original Santana linup in a feature PBS special presentation concert.  See this fantastic show featuring Michael with original members Gregg Rolie, Neil Schon, Michael Shrieve and Carlos!  The featured photo here of Michael was from Woodstock, playing Gon Bops!!


Gon Bops Welcomes Brad Dutz!

For the past 30 years/plus, Brad Dutz has performed with many of music’s most recognizable names, has performed on some the biggest film soundtracks, has written and recorded releases as a leader and has published many educational works. His name has been associated with everyone from David Benoit to Alanis Morrisette, LeAnn Rimes to Rickie Lee Jones and Jeff Bridges to Willie Nelson. Just a few of the hit film titles featuring Brad’s percussion artistry include The Bourne Legacy, Cowboys and Aliens, Syriana, Star Trek 5, Ocean’s Eleven and Anchorman. Dutz has conducted clinics and master classes for countless educational institutions, has performed numerous times at the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention and continues to push the musical envelope with exciting, inventive and unusual ensemble configurations. Gon Bops is proud to welcome this talented artist to our artist family!

Gon Bops Congratulates Walfredo de los Reyes Sr.!

Congratulations to percussion legend and long-time Gon Bops Signature artist Walfredo de Los Reyes Sr.! We recently presented Walfredo with the Gon Bops Lifetime Achievement award for his invaluable contribution to the craft.  We’re honored to work with Walfredo and thankful for his knowledge and expertise. Our thanks extend to all of our amazing GB artists!

Gon Bops welcomes Israel Morales

Gon Bops proudly welcomes Israel Morales! Cuban-born Morales has performed with the internationally known Cuban orchestra – Klimax as well as Paulo FG, Price Royce, Jenny Rivera, Paulinho Rubio, “Unity-The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson” and many more.  He currently tours with the band, Tiempo Libre and resides in Miami, Florida.

For more info, please visit his Gon Bops artist page.

Gon Bops Expands in Africa and Puerto Rico!

We’re proud to welcome new endorsees Yasmane Santos & Walter Rodriguez Sr.!  Originally from Cuba, Yasmane Santos now resides in Angolo, Africa where he plays with many successful bands there including Yola Semedo, Banda Maravilha…two Angolan musical icons. Santos has also performed with Haila Maria Mompie, Mederic Colignon and many other greats in world music. Yasmane is currently Professor of Percussion in the School of Music Training in Luanda, Angola and has taught workshops in various schools in Angola, Brazil and Argentina. We’re proud to welcome this fantastic player.


From Puerto Rico, we very excited to welcome Walter Rodriguez-Saniel! Considered one of the most influential percussionists to hail from PR, Walter Sr. has dominated that scene for many years, performing on TV shows, recordings, big bands and various ensembles. Mr. Rodriguez has played with Tito Rodriguez, Danny Gans, Tony Chiroldes, Paquito Cordero and Warren Covington, just to name a few and continues to remain active there playing as drummer and musical director for the Puerto Rico Los Hispanos Vocal Quartet. We welcome him to our family, joining his long-time dear friends/fellow Gon Bops artists, Alex Acuna, Walfredo de los Reyes Sr. and his son, Walter Rodriguez Jr.!