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Meinl Bongo Cajon  

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Overview

  • Siam oak
  • Features high- and low-pitched tones
Description & Specs
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    $89.00
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    - $39.01
  • Your Price:
    $4999

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      A cajon that plays bongo patterns.

      The Meinl Bongo Cajon is uniquely different from a traditional cajon. It delivers the sound one expects from a traditional cajon, but the playing surface has high- and low-pitched areas so it can play bongo patterns as well. The bongo cajon's compact size and light weight make it a perfect companion on the road.

      Features

      • Siam oak
      • Features high- and low-pitched tones

      Order this unique percussion piece today.

       

      Bongo Cajon Specifications:

      • 7"W x 6-3/4"H x 15-1/2"L
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      MeinlBongo Cajon
       
      4.9

      (based on 7 reviews)

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      5.0

      very nice sound

      By Mr T

      from santa rosa ca.

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

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          Comments about Meinl Bongo Cajon:

          great stuff

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          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful Little Piece of Gear

          Comments about Meinl Bongo Cajon:

          The Meinl Bongo Cajon is a wonderful little piece of gear and makes a great addition to your other pieces of Latin percussion. Before you buy one, make sure you understand what you're buying. This is like a set of wooden bongos (hence the name), and it is in no way related to anything that sounds like a snare drum. The beauty of it is that there are no heads to tune, and the pitch sounds great over each area of the box. You can get a lot of different tones out of this thing if you play with it a while, including tapping on the sides of the box! It's also beautifully finished and satin smooth. Record it, slap on a little compression and a little reverb and the sound it makes comes to life in your recordings.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          the best ratings

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Meinl Bongo Cajon:

          I thoroughly enjoy this little drum. I'm no pro when it comes to latin precussion but I find that it has a nice clean sound and goes everywhere with me. definitely worth it.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lots of fun to play

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Meinl Bongo Cajon:

          I got this thing a few months ago and i love it. I never put it down. Its fantastic for beginners and pros. Plays great bongo patterns and it can be played on any surface. Very easy to play and its hard to put down. Id recommend it for anyone.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply Amazing

          By Vic Firth man

          from Batesville, Arkansas

          Comments about Meinl Bongo Cajon:

          This cajon is one of the most incredible and unique pieces of percussion equipment I have ever had the pleasure of playing. For $50 this is more than a good deal. It's so fun to play and the best part is that it's so portable! If you're even considering buying this cajon, get it, you won't be disappointed, I know I wasn't.

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Alot of fun

          By Trc770

          from Dallas, TX

          Comments about Meinl Bongo Cajon:

          I've seen this advertised before, but never really seen one in person. I own a Meinl pickup cajon and I'd been very happy with it, so I figured I might as well give it a shot. When I first saw it, it struck me how simple it was. However, that being said, it's put together very well.The wood is good quality, it's fit together pretty cleanly, it's not particle board screwed together here. I compared it with several different LP bongos to see how different the projection and sound was- and to my surprise the bongo cajon wasn't that much different. It can be loud and ring nicely, but just like regular bongos, it takes some knowledge of where and how to hit it for the optimal sound. For what I was going to use it for, this works better than I could have hoped. There's no heads to replace or tune, no uncomfortable tuning lugs to deal with if you hold it between your legs while playing. You can set it on a flat surface and it will project just fine due to the design. The sound does actually sound like the real thing- with a little hint of playing a wood block at the same time. That being said, of course you're not going to be able to do EVERYTHING you could with a good pair of bongos, there are limitations. For some subtle strokes you may find it difficult to get the same effect you would get on a regular pair. A good slap is a little more of a challenge, but still very possible. Also, the macho portion is a bit too small to me, but it's adequate. All in all, a great instrument to have.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice but not what I expected

          Comments about Meinl Bongo Cajon:

          When I got this drum, I thought it could go with my other full sized cajon, similar sounding. But it was not exactly what I expected. There are no snare strings inside so no snare sound comes from it. There is nice bongo sounds but I was looking for the bass and snare type cajon. Otherwise seems like a nice drum.

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