Gon Bops’ podcast, the Percussion Loft Episode #17 featuring Scott Crago!


Our 17th episode features the gifted Scott Crago! Scott is celebrating 30 years this year as the drummer/percussionist for America’s most iconic band, the Eagles – as well as celebrating 30 years as a Gon Bops artist! We discuss his highly visible gig and sharing the drums and percussion duties with the great Don Henley for so many years. Scott shares valuable insight of what goes into playing with one of the world’s biggest bands, not only musically but professionally, and how he approaches his role in the band. We also review other great artists he’s worked with and preview some of the songs he’s not only played on, but co-wrote with both Don Henley and also Stevie Nicks. Order of songs sampled in this episode: “All My Life” – Venice; “I Want To Walk With You” – Toni Childs; “Everything Is Different Now” – Don Henley; “That Made Me Stronger” – Stevie Nicks. Scott joins us from his hotel in the UK, on the Eagles’ Long Goodby Final Tour.

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!

Fiesta Cajon Walnut with Free Gig Bag FSCJW
Fiesta Cajon Mahogany with Gig Bag FSCJM
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!

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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