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Meinl Travel Cajon
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The Meinl Travel Cajon is a great way to practice cajon techniques while on the go or when you need to keep the volume way down. In addition to its c...Click To Read More About This Product
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A compact cajon designed for the globetrotting, hotel-bound hand percussionist.
The Meinl Travel Cajon is a great way to practice cajon techniques while on the go or when you need to keep the volume way down. In addition to its compact design, this drum offers crisp-toned internal snares and a sound port for clear projection. It is perfect for keeping your chops in shape, any time, anywhere!
Internal snare wires
Sound port for clear sound projection
Great way to practice cajon techniques while on the go
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- Not Many Tones
Comments about Meinl Travel Cajon:
I have been playing the drums for about ten years now with a recent year or so break, but wanted to get back in to music.
I bought this a few days and only fiddled with it a few times, has good snare sound and is very easy to play. Great if you are jamming at an open mic or just to pass the time. I have been using mine to accompany my friends acoustic guitar and I have played a bit of some solo stuff on it as well. Great product for the price!
- Great Sound
- Super Portable
- Unique timbre
- Does not play like a Cajon
- Portable Percussion
- Small Venues
Comments about Meinl Travel Cajon:
I really love this instrument. I have been a trap drummer for many years and recently have moved on to learning some hand-played instruments like Bongo and Conga, and of course, I wanted a Cajon to create that big bottom sound that few latin percussion instruments can reproduce. The first thing I'll say is that the travel cajon is NOT a replacement for a cajon, it simply does not have that bottom, and more importantly, the snares are mounted in the center of the drum, so you don't have the range of timbres you get with a true snare cajon. With the snare cajon, you get brighter and snappier tone at the top edge, and deep tones lower on the face, but with the Travel cajon, the deepest tone and the snariest tone are both in the center of the drum. The drum is so thin, that it cannot reproduce that boom at any point.
So why do I love this drum? Because the sounds it makes are just remarkable. You can't play a snare drum with your hands, but with this, you get that snappy, cutting sound, but can comfortably play it with your hands, providing dozens of timbres based on where and how you hit it. If you use it to play traditional latin styles, you will cut through the band with ease and provide a bright beat. If you use it with a fingerstyle or even marching style, you will have a great replacement for a snare drum. You can play it with sticks as well, though I only use rubber tipped sticks so as to preserve the finish.
One caveat I will mention is that since the bottom face has a rubberized mat attached, there is really only one playing surface, unlike a true cajon.
If you are planning outdoor busking, it quite comfortably fits in a snare stand, or you can play it on your lap. You can also use it on any table.
I can't put into words how interesting this drum is. I would simply say you will find many situations where this is a great, unusual, and simple to carry instrument.