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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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (11)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Sensitive (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small venues (12)
    • Accompaniment (10)
    • Soundtracks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Cajon now added to our Irish bodhran

    See video review for comments.

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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.

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    5.0

    This is a keeper!

    By pfish

    from OKC, Oklahoma

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great Bass
    • Great Snare
    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile
    • Very Easy To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Acoustical Set
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

      I purchased this drum for my son for his birthday. He is an accomplished hand drum player, playing in his church's worship band. He was playing this drum in about 10 minutes after testing the sounds in different areas. The comfort of the slap-top play is much better than the typical cajon. Great design. Great bass. Great mids. Great snare. Haven't tried to mike it yet, but should perform well in larger auditorium. Good volume for small venues that would not require amplification. Very affordable. You will sell many of these, once the word gets out.

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      5.0

      Slap top cajon

      By Tnice

      from Denver Co

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

          Fun to play!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Comfortable to Play, Great sound!

          By BigE

          from Plano, TX

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          Pros

          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

            On occasion, I play small gigs that will not allow a full drum kit. I did not want a cajon that required me to sit on it and bend over for the couple of hours I play. This does the job well. I have been told that it projects well across a room without a mic, and I need to hit it hard.

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            4.0

            Good fun hand drum

            By Bud

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Sound For Small Venu
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

            This a fun instrument. My primary instruments are string instruments, but this gives the advantage of several hand drums and yet remains simple. Great for small group "sing alongs" and fits all kinds of music. Allows anyone to join in on the fun.
            I use it to help me to improve on my timing and rhythems.

            Well constructed and comfortable to use. Good item to haven in your musical inventory.

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            4.0

            left or right

            By seven

            from Los Angeles ca

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • I Thought It Was Great

            Cons

            • Make A Left One

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

            i thought it had great sound (loved it ! )
            now they just need to make a left handed one
            had to return mine for this reason

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            5.0

            Totally awesome.

            By Ox

            from Oakland, MD

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                  All of my friends are jealous. Big bass, great snare, and an overall fun drum for the novice drummer.. I knee slap drum to every song in the car, and this drum puts me right in any jam or drum circle!

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                  3.0

                  Nice Sound but.....

                  By zacho04

                  from Findlay, OH

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                  • Poorly Made

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                  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.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Express your inner drummer

                  By Rick

                  from Elkton, Maryland

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Position
                  • Decent sound
                  • Light
                  • Very Portable

                  Cons

                  • Weak Bass Tone

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                  I was thinking about buying a regular cajone, but thought the playing position might aggravate my back problems. To play this one you sit up straight with it between your knees like a set of bongos...problem solved!

                  By striking in different areas of the top or by using different parts of your hand you can get an amazing variety of tones. Pulling the baffle baffle tube out of the port gives the instrument a more boomy, hollow sound that is also an interesting variation.

                  When you are playing this cajone, you really can't hear how it sounds (particularly the bass tones) because the port is facing away from you. I mic it through my guitar amp, boost the bass, mix in a little reverb or echo and enjoy a much improved sound.

                  Since I am a vocalist/guitarist/worship leader I probably will not be playing the cajone out anywhere. It gives me a lot of enjoyment and lets me express my "inner drummer" at home without having the expense or space requirments of a drum kit.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Meinl slap top cajon, great addition!

                  By jdberl

                  from Medford, OR

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                    I purchased this to use in my living room for quieter jams and it was a total hit.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very cool and unique instrument

                    By Kat

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Sound
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Meinl Slap-Top Cajon:

                      Got this for my wife who does open mic and other small events. Usually uses her standard Meinl box cajon. This one is much more portable and has a great and easily controlled set of sounds. Not exactly a replacement for a full drum kit, but it does a great job accompanying an acoustic guitar and vocals in a small venue or just for fun anywhere.

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