15th Podcast Episode features Bernie Dresel!

We’re excited to announce our 15th episode on our podcast, Percussion Loft, featuring the great Bernie Dresel!  One of LA’s busiest session and live drummers.  His band, The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel is one of LA’s most exciting large jazz ensembles, releasing 3 albums.  In this interview, we’ll be featuring songs from Bern Bern Bern and The Pugilist, including, in this order of play, “Zuit Soot”, “Bern Bern Bern”, “The Pugilist”, “Lulu’s Back In Town” and “Suite B”. Bernie is also one of TV & Film industry’s most in-demand session percussionists, playing on top film and TV soundtracks, using various Gon Bops instruments on his sessions. More info can be found on his website – berniedresel.com.   Click on our website’s Podcast Page link to hear the episode and it can also be heard wherever you podcast.

Introducing Orestes Vilato Signature Bongos!

Designed with master Cuban Bongosero – Orestes Vilato, our new Orestes Vilato Signature Bongos feature construction made from lightweight, sturdy New Zealand pine wood with a wide range of cutting highs and rich low-end sound. These bongos come with Gon Bops’ tight-profile California top rims, making it easier on the knees when played traditionally. The also feature Remo’s ‘Nuskyn’ model heads and boast a gorgeous light-to-dark blue fade finish, reminiscent of the oceans in Cuba…the birthplace of Orestes! Finally, they’re finished with a custom Orestes Vilato Signature nameplate. The new Signature Orestes Vilato Bongos are available now!  Visit our Products Pages – click on Bongos and see the bongos, pricing and our new feature video!!!

New Fiesta Series Cajon Videos!

Announcing 2 new videos now available, featuring our Fiesta Series Mahogany and Walnut Cajons!  Gon Bops Fiesta Cajons are the best entry level cajons you can buy. Our Walnut model with a snare on/off knob, to our Mahogany Cajon with snare and adjustable internal bells … the Gon Bops Fiesta line offers outstanding tone and quality at a price point that cannot be matched.

Click here to view our new Walnut and Mahogany Fiesta Series Cajon videos.

Percussion Loft 14th Episode featuring Roberto Quintero

We’re excited to announce that our 14th episode on our podcast, Percussion Loft, is now live, featuring the great Roberto Quintero!!  Originally from Venezuela, Roberto comes from a distinguished family of musicians and has made a respected name for himself, playing with many greats including Oscar de Leon, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmeri and Marc Anthony, to name just a few.  Roberto has multiple releases, including the Grammy-nominated “Quintero Salsa Project” with his cousin, Luisito Quintero.  Enjoy this great conversation including some tracks from his solo album, “Transmission”.  Now available here on our Percussion Loft Podcast as well as wherever you get your podcasts!  

Fiesta Series Walnut and Mahogany Cajons are back!

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Announcing the return of our Fiesta Series Walnut and Mahogany Cajons!  Our Mahogany Cajon features snare wires and adjustable internal bells and our Walnut model features snare wires with a useful snare on/off knob! Both come with a gig bag too!  

Gon Bops Fiesta Cajons are the best entry level cajons you can buy. We offer a serious choice in entry level models, including our Color Series Fiesta Cajons with internal snare wires and extra-large rubber feet in four colors – Cherry Bomb, Ultra Violet, White Magic and Lime Crush.

Gon Bops Fiesta cajon line offers outstanding tone and quality at a price point that cannot be matched!

Welcome 2023!

We’re in a New Year and this one expects to be yet another stellar year for Gon Bops!  We have some surprises in store for ya’ll, so stay tuned here.  In the meantime, check out our great YouTube channel, chock-full of great content!    We’ve recently loaded up a lot of new videos, featuring our products.   Have fun exploring and please subscribe!   Let us know what you’d like to see in the future too!

Gon Bops YouTube Channel


Introducing Gon Bops Player Wear!

Announcing the launch of our new extensive line of Gon Bops Player Wear!!   We’re excited to bring you an entirely new line of Gon Bops ‘Swag’ today, expanding further than anything we’ve previously offered.  Our new line of Player Wear includes t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, a variety of hats and beanies, coffee cups, carrying bags, cell phone covers and even baby wear!  Whatever your Gon Bops swag needs are – we now got you covered!!   Check out our new feature video clip here and go to the Gon Bops Wear tab in the Products section of our website for more info, details and pricing.

Gon Bops Player Wear Video

Podcast episode # 13 Featuring Andy Zildjian!

On this, our 13th episode on our podcast, The Percussion Loft, we’re excited to feature our fearless leader, President of Sabian & Gon bops – Andy Zildjian!   In 2010, Sabian acquired Gon Bops  from the DW drum company.  Andy has quite a story to tell, having essentially been born into the music products industry.  He’s experienced all facets of the industry, from working in the warehouse, to factory production, to working in retail, to traveling as a road salesman and eventually, running the whole organization. It’s an industry that he absolutely loves and it shows.  With his incredible success with Sabian including his long-time employees, his warm relationship to his customers, to his very loyal internationally-acclaimed artist roster, Andy makes everyone feel like part of the ‘family’…the Sabian & Gon Bops family.  And if you’ve met him, you know he’s having a great time doing it.

Gon Bops Live featuring Eagles’ Percussionist/Drummer Scott Crago!

Our next Gon Bops Live show will featuring long-time Eagles’ percussionist/drummer, Gon Bops’ artist Scott Crago and his drum tech, Kevin Pintado!  Scott has been the backup drummer/percussionist for this legendary band for over 25 years now and will share his experiences playing live, recording with them and co-producing their Long Road Out Of Eden album.   Scott has also worked with a host of other artists including Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Venice, Bob Seger, Bryan Adams and even The Bee Gees!   Kevin has teched for years with many acts including Christine Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, American Idol, Stevie Wonder and many more.  He’ll share his insight into what it takes to be a successful tech.

Join us!!