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Old 10-28-2012, 03:11 PM
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Default Meinl Cajon beatbox

I am thinking of getting a cajon box for christmas, and would like some opinions on this product
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:19 PM
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Default Re: Meinl Cajon beatbox

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I am thinking of getting a cajon box for christmas, and would like some opinions on this product
While I am a fan of many of Meinl's products, such as their congas and djembes, I cannot recommend their cajons compared to others I have tried. They just feel weak... no resonance, weak bass, and the cajons with the snare throwoff knobs or pedals never seem to work very well on the ones I try.

I personally have been using an LP slanted front cajon, but I am actively looking for a better one. Many around here have recommended Schlagwerk, which I have never got my hands on.

I would recommend trying a few cajons out in real life to get an idea of what you should be looking for. I simply feel like the Meinl cajons you find in GC or other shops are not worth the money.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:29 PM
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I agree most are better. I have one ($99 with gig bag) and it does sound flat compaired to the better ones. I have jammed with it into a PA (one Shure sm57 pointed into the sound hole) and with a little EQ and some mild reverb it really came alive.

Better would sound better straight away. If you are never planning on gigging it then yeah, it might just cut it. If you are planning on gigging I would make a better investment.
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