I have bongos, cajons, congas, djembes, dunduns, bugarabus, doumbeks, tars, bendirs, riq, kanjira, etc. and they all these are fun to play. If I had to choose between a cajon and bongos, then I would play the cajon. You can play the cajon with brushes too for an interesting layer of percussion. Plus you can sit on the cajon if you gig. I have a Schlagwerk CP 432 "deluxe" Makassar Cajon and a Fat Conga String Cajon. Both are awesome.So i have been putting together my Christmas list and I have been thinking about asking for some sort of hand percussion instrument to learn. I have always been curious about the Cajon, which is apparently a real popular instrument now (or maybe thats what Guitar Center wants you to think ), but at my school i have been introduced to the Bongos while in Jazz Band. I am split in my decision and i don't know which instrument to choose because both look really fun to play. Then i come across the bongo cajon ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USmXvuQWLz0&feature=related ) and i think it is neat too. Can you guys help me decide? All of these look so fun!
And if i was to go for a Cajon, i would like one that sounds as much as a snare and bass drum as possible, because i noticed that some of them have variations in sound. Does anyone have any suggestions for Cajon or Bongo choices? Any help would be greatly appreciated!