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Meinl Slap-Top Cajon  Makah-Burl 

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The MEINL Slap Top Cajon is a conceptual step up to a new level. This model is designed to bring the striking surface up nearer to the player, for a ...Read More

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Percussion innovation from the forward-thinking minds at MEINL.

The MEINL Slap Top Cajon is a conceptual step up to a new level. This model is designed to bring the striking surface up nearer to the player, for a more upright playing style. The sound projects forward into the audience! High and low tones as well as a snare effect are built in to the sound board.

FEATURES
  • Frontplate: Makah-Burl
  • Resonating body: Eco-friendly medium density fiberboard
  • Comfortable design
  • Forward sound projection
  • Internal snare wires
  • Wide sound spectrum
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MeinlSlap-Top Cajon
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (22)
  • Responsive (16)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Huge tone (8)
  • Sensitive (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (18)
  • Small venues (17)
  • Jazz clubs (5)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Cajon now added to our Irish bodhran

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Sound but.....

It has a nice sound and responsive touch. Unfortunately when I was getting into it the top cracked. I may have gotten into the music a little much and broke it but I would...Read complete review

It has a nice sound and responsive touch. Unfortunately when I was getting into it the top cracked. I may have gotten into the music a little much and broke it but I would hope it could take a hit.

Reviewed by 28 customers

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5.0

This thing is a blast!

By Tinman

from Mokena, Illinois

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

    I'm a keyboard player who started out as a drummer. I bought this last month in the hopes of bringing it to the gig and adding some percussion sounds. I also added a wood castanet and jingle castanet that I mounted to each side. This thing sounds great. I set it right on my stool and play it standing up. Depending on the size of the room, I may or may not mike it up. Everyone else in the band wants to play my new toy. Now I'm able to do acoustic gigs with the band when they don't need a drummer or keys.

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    4.0

    Great Sound in a Small Package

    By KanisaMwanamuziki

    from Georgia, USA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not Sensitive

    Best Uses

    • Church

    Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

    I am a conga player so this was a bit of a transition, especially with the addition of the snare aspect, but with a little more practice I think I will enjoy playing this unique instrument.

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Mr. H

    from San Gabriel, Ca.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Classroom percussion

      Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

      I use this cajon in the classroom and church to accompany singing and teach rhythm. The versalitily of either playing in the lap for older children or sitting the instrument on the floor for smaller children is great. Have bought 6-7 and are very happy with them

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      5.0

      Great instrument, would recommend

      By Austin

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

        This is the first time I have seen such a thing, since I am use to the standard cajon. Performed great, easy to adjust to, and feels just like drumming with my hands on a table top! Great for acoustic sessions, and campfire jams.

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        4.0

        Great product!

        By Cody

        from Tuscaloosa, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

          Very nice product by Meinl. It has three different sounds-a kick, a snare, and a bongo type sound. Very useful for acoustic gigs. Takes a little bit to figure out what height you need to sit to have feel nice, but after that it feels amazing to play. I would recommend this to anybody.

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          5.0

          i like this product so much

          By chie

          from milpitas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Great Sound

          Cons

          • Not Sensitive

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs

          Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

          i use this product as my main instrument now. and i like it so much.

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          4.0

          great sound from a small piece

          By Pete

          from The mountains

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

              This unit has very good sound for a small piece. I was pleased with the unit in general BUT, if you are left handed beware. The snare is located for a right handed player and turning it around puts the sound hole facing you. If your playing style is right handed or ambidextrous no worries.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Cajon! Big fun to be had playing this one.

              By charles soileau

              from Louisiana

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              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Praise Band
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                Awesome to carry along for acoustic sets. Perfect "laptop drum set". Love all the available sounds a timbers in one small instrument. Also love the playing position. love not having to bend over to play it. Very comfortable.

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                5.0

                Awesome Product!

                By JoshS

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Leisure Playing

                  Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                  My wife bought me the Slap-Top Cajon after seeing it in a local box store and it is awesome. I enjoy playing it around the house for leisure and hoping to use it in the church band. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a small instrument with large sound.

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                  4.0

                  A gift that he enjoys!

                  By Deb

                  from Abingdon, MD

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good fit for a big guy.
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment

                    Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                    I purchased this for my fiance for Christmas. He loves it! Every time he listens to music on the internet he plays with his new toy. He's actually starting to sound really good. The main thing is he's having fun!

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