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Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon Ebony Black Playing Surface 

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The Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon can be played like bongos, between the legs, or on your lap. It is constructed of Siam oak and is compact and lightweight...Read More

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Two of the most popular percussion instruments combined into one.

The Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon can be played like bongos, between the legs, or on your lap. It is constructed of Siam oak and is compact and lightweight for easy transport and playability. It has high-pitched and low-pitched sides with snare wires secured to each of the inner sides of their playing surfaces for sizzle effects. This provides an authentic cajon sound and feel, with bongo characteristics.

FEATURES
  • Siam oak
  • Internal snare wires
  • High and low pitch playing surface
  • Compact size and light weight

This versatile cajon adds rich percussive flavor. Order today.

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MeinlSnare Bongo Cajon
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (4)
  • Great sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    cajon must be latin for 'Rad' !!!

    This versatile drum looks sharp and sounds very organic. it may take time to learn about the diverse sounds that come from different striking surfaces, but yuo'll have a great time with this ultra-simple...Read complete review

    This versatile drum looks sharp and sounds very organic. it may take time to learn about the diverse sounds that come from different striking surfaces, but yuo'll have a great time with this ultra-simple exquisite little drum. The snare strings are detachble- it soounds cool with or witout. I am a bass player by trade, and I wanted to learn more about percussion and accents. I also love drum circles. This cajon looks like a million dollars, sounds richer than pricier models and it has also become a conversation piece for its cool sound and Flinstonian simplicity. Go ahead- vamos a cantar con el cajon!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Do not BUY

    Save your money and buy a real set of Bongos, this is more of a TOY than a perccusion instrument. I can think of many uses for it, a flower pot, a shoe...Read complete review

    Save your money and buy a real set of Bongos, this is more of a TOY than a perccusion instrument. I can think of many uses for it, a flower pot, a shoe shine box, a speaker stand ( for a PC ) ..But not for MUSIC. Take my word for it.

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    5.0

    I love this...

    By Coyote_Steve

    from Llano, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Looks Great
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • I Need A Gig Bag For It
    • None

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Adds To Guitar Song Swaps
    • Great For Guitar Swaps
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

    Great for living room or patio acoustic jams. I love the different tones and attacks. Some have mentioned removing the snares from the low end... I would never do this, it adds so much to the projection and attack tones.

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    1.0

    Do not BUY

    By Lefty in Tx

    from New Caney , Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Bad sound
    • Flat Sound
    • Not Sensitive
    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

    • Shoe Shine Box
    • To Plant A Flower

    Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

    Save your money and buy a real set of Bongos, this is more of a TOY than a perccusion instrument. I can think of many uses for it, a flower pot, a shoe shine box, a speaker stand ( for a PC ) ..But not for MUSIC. Take my word for it.

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    5.0

    FUN FUN FUN

    By charlie fixx

    from traverse city michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Great Sound Easy To Trans
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

      USE IT DAILY CARRY IT IN MY GIG BAG LOVE IT

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      4.0

      Great deal for the money!

      By WB

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Sound Overall
      • Low Cost
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acoustic Shows
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

        Fun and versatile instrument for a very reasonable cost. It was smaller than I thought it would be and that does impact the sound quality--smaller box, smaller sound--so in my opinion it doesn't sound as good as a full size, upright cajon. But it's hard to beat for the value and I'm enjoying playing in as part of our acoustic setup.

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        4.0

        Great quality!!!!!!

        By Conguero420

        from Flagstaff,AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Versatile
        • Very Portable

        Cons

        • Snares Rattle Too Much

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

        I am very impressed with this cajon. This is my first cajon, however I do own several other different percussion instruments. This cajon is lightweight, portable, and has great value. My only problem is that the snares on the high drum has a metallic ring to it. It's fairly subtle, but you can still hear it. Other than that it's perfect. You can get so many different timbres out of it, I even use my xylophone mallets on it to make it louder. This drum creates a big sound for being so small.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just a Blast to play!

        By Stuart Pearce

        from L.A. Mountain Suburbs

        Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

        I really like the fact that it is very easy to adjust the snares, or even remove them for a different sound. This is very well-made, and I can't say enough about how much fun it is to play! I have played it every night since I got it, and still am finding different ways to get all kinds of cool sounds out of it. I really don't have any dislikes, or complaints about this cajon at all! As far as holding it while playing, I found that trying to hold it as you would a set of regular bongos does not work well - so, what I've done is, rest it on the top of my legs, and if it moves a little - no big deal. If you want somethin' that is a blast to play, is real easy to carry around, and made to last, get one & enjoy!!!
        I rate this instrument - Fantastic - because of the versatility. The multitude of sounds you can produce is unlimited! The workmanship is of very good quality, and if taken care of, should last as long as you own it. The price is very reasonable, and I would recommend it to anyone that just enjoys percussion! Get one and just experiment - you will not be disappointed.
        As I said in my rating, the quality is very good for the price.
        As far as value is concerned, for an instrument in this price range - I don't think you can do too much better. I would not hesitate to give one as a gift.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Meinl snare cajon... versatile, affordable, portable, and sounds cool !

        Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

        Remarkable little percussion instrument. Do the world a favor and DO NOT buy it unless you have good rhythm and timing. A poorly played bass or drum ruins a song. You generally have good reflexes or you don't. Be honest.
        Very well finished in smooth satin urethane or laquer and well put together. 2 sides are different sizes and a snare in each gives deeper or crisper tone choice. Ends can be tapped as well!
        Small and easy to carry!
        I rate a '9' based on close examination at a music store. Well put together and finished.
        They are cheap to buy and would last a lifetime if not abused. But 'value' means how applicable is it and I say... 'very' ! It's percussion that is easy to handle and transport, loud enough near a mic to project, and the tones are very good: crispy, woody and natural sounding.

        No one else mentioned what I immediately thought of... a small pair of medium or hard rubber head mallets to tap with. Medium density rubber bounces easily and gets the volume and is not too 'clacky'. They are very cheap to buy and would not dent the playing surface. .

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great drum lacking accessories

        By Larry Van Trump

        from south central montana

        Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

        wonderful drum! Great sound and ease of playing. However no carrying bag and no stand. Playing the drum on a table mutes the tone somewhat, and it can be a bit difficult to keep it from moving between the knees so it's problematic using it as part of a set-up.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Addition to Any Percussionists Arsenal

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

        The snare bongo cajon has been a great addition to my collection. I find it much easier to play than a cajon, meaning it would also be a better fit for an aspiring percussionist. My only complaint is the lack of a carrying bag designed especially for the bongo cajon. I love the sound, and it is surprisingly easy on the hands. Nice job Meinl!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value, but with minor setbacks

        By Kyle T

        from Buffalo, NY

        Comments about Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon:

        I've been playing for the better part of 13 years now, so I was suprised to see this unique little instrument; So I bought it, and I couldn't put it down! The playing surface is smooth and forgiving, a lot softer than, say, a djembe rim for a long period of time. That being said, the snares should be adjusted to reduce rattle and I found that the slippery frame of the bongo cajon moves around too much with jeans. That being said, for a pretty cheap, great sounding drum, this Snare Bongo Cajon is a great addition to any percussionist's arsenal.

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