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Meinl Turbo Slap-Top Cajon  Walnut Frontplate

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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

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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.

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

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MeinlTurbo Slap-Top Cajon
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (24)
  • Responsive (23)
  • Versatile (21)
  • Sensitive (20)
  • Huge tone (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (18)
  • Accompaniment (16)
  • Soundtracks (4)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (12), Experienced (11)

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(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

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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

        Another home run for Meinl

        By Tinman

        from Mokena, Illinois

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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.

           
          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.

             
            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.

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