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Old 10-17-2014, 03:16 PM
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I have been taking over a local bar mic night musicians cajon, (because he blatently lacks rhythm) and I am at the point where I would like to purchase one for meself.

Anyone have any opinions at all on the instrument, voice it here please!!
greatly appreciated.

I am thinking middle of the road price/quality. Nothing too exotic. Used would be cool.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:35 PM
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Just get one and go. I spent less than $150 for an LP Aspire and it sounds great. It's just a box afterall.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:51 PM
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It's just a box afterall.
Yes, but you don't want one that sounds like just a box, and too many of them do, even when talented people play them.

I spent ages on ebay checking out videos, and not one was what I was looking for (flamenco guitar sort of sound, resonant and deep, like Oloroso sherry).

Found my perfect cajon at my local music shop for 65.

If in doubt though - don't. There isn't much you can do to improve the sound.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:25 PM
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Yes, but you don't want one that sounds like just a box, and too many of them do, even when talented people play them.

I spent ages on ebay checking out videos, and not one was what I was looking for (flamenco guitar sort of sound, resonant and deep, like Oloroso sherry).

Found my perfect cajon at my local music shop for 65.

If in doubt though - don't. There isn't much you can do to improve the sound.
What was the brand that you purchased?
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It wasn't a big name brand; in fact, there is no name on it. I might be able to find out the maker's details for you, if you like?
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:10 PM
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How about making one?

You need plywood type stuff for the box, thin stuff for the front (lauan), some wood glue and some thin screws to hold the front on. Having a circular saw or a friend with one might help too. And if you've got some old snare wires, you can cut an end off and tack those inside.

Around here you could get all that for under $40. Also some people (like me) have lots of plywood and structureboard scraps so you could probably get the box stuff for free.
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