Extended: Up to 15% Off Select Gear with ROCKSTAR
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español
Accessories Sale -Final Day - 15% off qualifying orders $25 or more
Top Rated
Meinl Logo
SKU 
J05110 000001000

Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon Walnut Frontplate

  • Write a Review

The Turbo Slap-Top Cajon is designed to bring the striking surface up nearer to the player, for a more upright playing style. The sound projects forw...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $13999.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 1,120 reward points.

See All Meinl Cajons
OVERVIEW

A cajon built for the quick-handed upright player.

The Turbo Slap-Top Cajon 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! This cajon is slightly bigger for more volume and it comes with snares on both sides. The snares also feature a forward sound projection.

FEATURES
  • Walnut frontplate
  • Eco-friendly medium density fiberboard
  • Forward sound projection
  • Internal snare wires
  • Wide sound spectrum
  • Comfortable design

Order today!

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
MeinlTurbo Slap-Top Cajon
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (25)
  • Responsive (24)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Sensitive (20)
  • Huge tone (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (19)
  • Accompaniment (17)
  • Soundtracks (4)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (12)

Reviewed by 28 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Versatile and compact cajon

By das dave

from New York

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

    Interesting improvements over a standard box-shaped cajon, this T-shaped instrument separates the low/bass and high-snare sections of the drumming surface, which has been moved to the top instead of the front. Mine arrived with left and right "ears" with identical snare sounds, which may be useful for moving one's hands less, but I opted for greater variety by custom tuning mine: the bottom of each ear is held on by six screws, so I opened both sides, removed the snare assembly from one side, and attached it to the bottom of the port on the other side, so one ear is a "high slap" and the other ear a "double-snare." Thus three distinct sound regions. Also, I put layers of gaffer's and gorilla tape as a round disk on the bass area (center of the playing surface) to lower the bass tone and pad the center-strikes a tiny bit. Also removed the port resonator tube on the now high slap side in hopes of raising the frequency, with little change. Been playing with small acoustic ensembles in small rooms and it's been great.
    P.S. I wouldn't sit on it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    turbo slap top cajon

    By jamboy10

    from clayville ri

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

    I find this little cajon to be just what l was looking for.lt is far more comfortable than a reglar cajon.turbo or not you will not get that louder and deeper tone you get from a regular sized cajon.but it does have pretty good sound of it's own.you can mic it and eq the tone,it sound crisp and pretty punchy.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    very neat cajon to own, easy to play, lot of fun.

    By mark

    from ga.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • top of lap cajon was smaller then i expected

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

    really enjoy playing cajon along with others playing a box guitar. easy to carry around, can play lap style or tilt it long ways between legs. the more you play it the more you get use to location of different sounds. really great when amplified with mics. I enjoy this lap style verse the sit on style. can''t go a day without playing it if only for 15 minutes.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great drum

    By fish eye

    from Erie

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

        This Cajon works well with me because I'm so tall. Sitting on a regular Cajon feels off. The Slap Top sits in my lap, and I don't fell like I'm licking my knees when I play.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bass sound is awesome and the snare sound is great, too.

        By johnnydrummer

        from Cols., Ga.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

          Very easy to hold and play. Versatile and is mostly used when working on guitar parts and vocal parts. When volume is low, you can hear what everybody is bringing to the table.

           
          5.0

          Great little drum

          By Newfiemom

          from PA

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

            Bought this for my son who is a drummer. He really enjoys it. Great for jamming at home since doesn't disturb neighbors. He is getting the hang of it and sounds great!

             
            5.0

            Another home run for Meinl

            By Tinman

            from Mokena, Il

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

              I purchased this cajon back in December, after getting the original slap top last summer. What can I say? I've got the fever. This one is soooo responsive. I love the fact that all the ports are facing forward. You really only need 1 mike for this. Bass response is huge, especially if you stand up and set the cajon on a solid wooden stand. Oh my is it BOOMY. I've also accessorized this with a wooden castanet and jingle castanet. I rounded things off with the foot shaker and foot tamborine for when I sit to play. Great set up.

               
              5.0

              Great little instrument!

              By n/a

              from Henderson, Tn.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment

                Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                WE use the Slap-top cajon in our church music, it really adds to our style of music.

                 
                5.0

                Sounds great!!

                By Rock hound

                from Williamson, Ga.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Too Much Reverb

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues

                Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                I got this to play at church with the band in a small sanctuary where stage drums were just too loud. This works perfect and sounds really good. I love that I can change the tones to make it sound awesome no matter what we are playing. It's so easy to travel with and carry around as it takes up no space. I am really enjoying these and can't wait to get a mic to make these sound even better.

                 
                5.0

                Great Cajon Sound! Much more comfortable!

                By thatkidwhoplaysthedrums

                from Redondo Beach, CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                    I'm very happy with this product! I love the sound and versatility of Cajons but never really found them to be very comfortable. This Cajon is fantastic because it allows you to sit on your favorite drum stool while playing! Not to mention your playing area is far greater because there is nothing getting in the way of your playing surface!

                     
                    5.0

                    I wish I had one of these as a kid!

                    By Toady

                    from Sullivan, IL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment
                      • Jazz Clubs
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                      I'm glad I broke down and bought one of these. Played traditional cajon for years and and may play this one more. Nice size, comfortable, 3 great tones on top. Looking forward to letting others try it out.
                      I think there's room in the line for a really nice all wood version.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great for church

                      By Ortiz

                      from Providence

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Church Band
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                        This is a blessing. I can play along with the team and stay out of the way. The sound can be loud or louder when mic'd...love it.

                         
                        5.0

                        Vety easy to play. Great tone. Nice highs and lows.

                        By Tom Bob

                        from Grafton Wi

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Responsive
                        • Sensitive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Small Venues
                          • Soundtracks

                          Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                          I always like the Cajon sound. This model is the easiest to play.

                           
                          5.0

                          I would purchase this Meinl Slap Top Cajon Drum again!

                          By Gerry

                          from Marine on St. Croix, MN

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Flat Sound

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                          Just received my Meinl Turbo Slap-Top cajon Drum and it sounds great! Fun to play in a small area/stage

                           
                          5.0

                          Much better than expected!

                          By JC

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Responsive
                          • Sensitive
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                            I found myself in a position where I needed either a Cajon or a Djembe and wasn't thrilled at the prospect of either. After some searching, I stumbled upon the Meinl Turbo-Slap Top Cajon, watched the video and read the reviews and my quest was over! Comfortable to play and the high end slap is fantastic (could use a little more bottom but that can be remedied with a mic). Highly recommended!

                             
                            5.0

                            Much better than expected!

                            By JC

                            from Charlotte, NC

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Responsive
                            • Sensitive
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                                I found myself in a position where I needed either a Cajon or a Djembe and wasn't thrilled at the prospect of either. After some searching, I stumbled upon the Meinl Turbo-Slap Top Cajon, watched the video and read the reviews and my quest was over! Comfortable to play and the high end slap is fantastic (could use a little more bottom but that can be remedied with a mic). Highly recommended!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Well worth the extra money

                                By Joe

                                from undisclosed

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                                I tried the other slap-top cajon (with the single sound-hole) at the store and it really wasn't too impressive but had a nice feel being played from the top. I ordered this one instead after noticing the three sound-holes and reading about how it has snares on both sides. I play at a bi-weekly group open mic and wanted to shift from strings more into percussion. This cajon has a perfect volume range to play alongside a dozen guitar or just a single one. Also, great tones to it and a very responsive playing surface. Just watch the demonstration videos for hand and finger techniques.

                                 
                                5.0

                                compact, convenient and cool!

                                By MONTANA L.

                                from FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

                                About Me Experienced

                                See all my reviews

                                Pros

                                • Great Sound
                                • Huge Tone
                                • Responsive
                                • Sensitive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Accompaniment
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                                  The Turbo Slap Top Cajon simply revolutionizes the entire game. It is a fully versatile percussion kit and with a few accessories, you are basically unstoppable and unlimited in what you can do and create regardless of which musical genre you prefer or play in.

                                  I prefer the Turbo over the standard because the sound and projection are vastly better as are the depth, the tone and the volume in a side by side comparison. It also gives you the most playing versatility by having the snares strategically placed on both sides, and not just on one.
                                  It's summer and when my guitarist wants to play acoustically, I am usually limited to my djembe (too loud), a set of bongos (too boring) and a couple of egg shakers (meh). The Turbo Slap Top Cajon simply revolutionizes the entire game. It is a fully versatile percussion kit and with a few accessories, you are basically unstoppable and unlimited in what you can do and create regardless of which musical genre you prefer or play in.

                                  I prefer the Turbo over the standard because the sound and projection are vastly better as are the depth, the tone and the volume in a side by side comparison. It also gives you the most playing versatility by having the snares strategically placed on both sides, and not just on one. This is especially useful if you enjoy playing with a double bass feel, as I often do. It is very easy to riff to the snares on either side with either hand instead of having to always reach over when the snares are located on only one side.

                                  I also purchased the cajon large side mount, the steel jingle tap, the motion shaker, the foot tambourine, the foot shaker and a pair of retractable cajon brushes. I chose all of these because it gives me the most versatility if i choose to use my hands, brushes or my feet as accompaniment.

                                  From rock to jazz to folk (and even acoustic industrial covers) it is now my weapon of choice...by far. Enjoy!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Awesome twist on the typical cajon!

                                  By Fast-Fingers Mike

                                  from Arlington, VA

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Accompaniment
                                    • Small Venues

                                    Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                                    The turbo slap-top cajon is awesome. Much cooler than a typical cajon that you sit on. It sits nicely on your lap and has a great tone and sound. Very sharp contrast between the snare and bass sounds and a nice in-between tom sound. Quality product that I would absolutely recommend to a percussionist.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Versatile and Fun percussion!

                                    By MUIED

                                    from undisclosed

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon:

                                    Very versatile and fun to play, but not that loud ..it requires some amplification!.

                                    Displaying reviews 1-20

                                    Back to top

                                    Previous | Next »

                                    You are changing the Ship-To country.

                                    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.