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Meinl Bass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate  

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Overview

  • Foot pedal
  • Ebony frontplate
  • Siam oak resonating body
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  • MSRP:
    $440.00
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    - $170.01
  • Your Price:
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      Fun to experiment with and is popular in literally every musical genre.

      The Meinl Bass Pedal Cajon features a pedal attached to the cajon that adjusts the amount of sizzle provided by the snare wires as you play, or lets you turn off the wires completely. Due a size that's larger than standard Meinl cajons, the instrument delivers more projection and bass frequencies.

      The cajon is an authentic Afro-Cuban wooden box percussion instrument. Meinl cajons are completely handmade from start to finish. Drummers and percussionists appreciate the cajon for its diversity of sound. It is also perfect for unplugged gigs or quieter music.

      The cajon is one of today's most popular percussion instruments because it's very easy to play, and provides a great feel and rhythmic foundation for any musical situation. The cajon is often used during unplugged gigs or softer songs to replace an entire drum kit.

      After just a little practice, you'll be creating basic beats and grooves. It can be used by drummers as a substitute for their throne, playing it with one hand plays the ride or hi-hat.

      Many drummers also use the cajon during unplugged gigs, certain songs, or spontaneous sessions as its ability to emulate many sounds serves as an excellent substitute for a complete drum set.

      Traditionally, cajon drums are played by sitting on the top of the box while slightly leaning backwards. The frontplate is struck with the bare hands. Various playing techniques help to create different sounds ranging from deep bass tones to cutting highs and slaps. The bass cajon has a padded top for enhanced playing comfort.

      A nice effect can be achieved by sliding your foot up and down the frontplate when playing the cajon, changing the pitch of its tone.

      A unique and inspiring sound is achieved when playing the cajon's frontplate with a pair of brushes or rods.

      The history of the cajon
      The cajon, which is the Spanish word for box, has been part of Afro-Peruvian music since the 19th century. The instrument originated in colonial Peru, when the slaves, whose African drums had been forbidden by their masters, used wooden boxes intended to hold fruits or overturned drawers to play their rhythms. Later the cajon was officially added to the instrumentation of the vals criollo, or "creole waltz." It is now a national emblem for Peruvians and an indispensable part of any ensemble that performs the traditional folk music of Peru.

      The cajon's later development can be clearly traced back to one man, the flamenco guitar player Paco de Lucia. In the early 1970s, the Spanish embassy in Lima, Peru hosted a party for Paco de Lucia, where a traditional Peruvian band performed, including a cajon player. Flamenco music comprises many different rhythms which are normally played by the guitar player striking the body of the guitar. At that party, Paco de Lucia asked his percussionist Ruben Danta to play the "Buleria", a flamenco rhythm, on the cajon. Pleased with the result, Paco de Lucia took the cajon with him back to Spain. The short staccato sounds that can be played on the cajon make it perfect for flamenco music, because that sound naturally relates to the footwork and hand-claps ("palmas") used in Flamenco. Since the cajon's historic migration from Peru to Spain, its use has spread worldwide.

      Features

      • Foot pedal
      • Ebony frontplate
      • Siam oak resonating body
      • Adjustable top corners
      • Internal adjustable snare wires
      • Padded sitting surface
      • Wide sound options
      • Matte finish

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      MeinlBass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate
       
      4.8

      (based on 6 reviews)

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        5.0

        Great addition to our music program

        By Nancy

        from Annandale, VA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Meinl Bass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate:

          In a church music situation we can use a variety of instruments with many songs, hymns & anthems. Right now I am using it for a call/response song with my youngest choir (kindergarten - 2nd grade). Out contemporary service will be using it every Sunday. The bell choirs and other singing choirs present concerts in the community and on a youth music tour. The cajon will be a great asset to our total music program.

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          5.0

          AWESOME Bass response!

          By dboots2

          from Dayton, OH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment

            Comments about Meinl Bass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate:

            LOVE the ability to quickly switch off/on the snares with the foot pedal. AND if you are looking for DEEP bass, this is the one; add the CajonPort® from Kickport® and this give you some nasty bottom end!

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Cajon! Great sounds/tones!

            By Rockin123

            from Atlanta, Ga.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Portable
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Meinl Bass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate:

              I really love this cajon! The option to turn snares on/off with your foot is a great feature.
              Big bass/kick sound!

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              4.0

              BASS!

              Comments about Meinl Bass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate:

              Nice cajon, but the sizzle is a bit weak. Deeeeeep nice base. I have noticed that you still hear a little rattling even when the sizzle is off during heavy hard play (when your going off). Controlled beats are fine. This is an awesome cajon and I love it.
              The pedal is a huge plus. Its like having two cajons.

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              (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              love it

              By The General

              from Houston, TX

              Comments about Meinl Bass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate:

              Works like a champ, sounds like beast. I use it frequently for acoustic gigs, church services, and the occasional coffee shop. The pedal works as advertised, thus, it couldn't be easier to switch from snares to no-snares. It really is two great cajons in one. This is a great effect. I love to vary the snare sound between verses and the chorus. Highly recommend.

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              5.0

              A bit pricey, but worth it!

              By mrchattr-HtLeJ

              from Mechanicsburg, PA

              Comments about Meinl Bass Cajon with Foot Pedal and Ebony Frontplate:

              The big question when deciding what kind of cajon to get is usually "do I get the sizzle sound with snares, or do I go without snares?" On some models, you can have it both ways by switching snares on and off with your hands, which is an ok option, if you have the time. However this cajon is the first one to give you the opportunity to turn the snares on and off while playing with both hands. Usually, with "gimmic" variations on instruments, they work...kind-of. When I bought this, I was ready to be able to kind of control the snares with my foot, but still have to put up with some sympathetic vibrations. However, that is not the case here. The foot pedal is 100% perfect. You click one part down, and you have a full sizzle sound. You click the other side down, and there's not the slightest hum or vibration. This really IS two cajons in one, and switching between them is so quick, you can do it in the middle of a pattern. I love this thing!

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