How do you make a cajon drum?

11/17/2019 Off By admin

How do you make a cajon drum?


  1. Get enough plywood to build your cajon. Generally, a cajon is made of two different thicknesses of wood, thinner for the striking surface and slightly thicker for the rest of the instrument.
  2. Cut out the required sheets of plywood.
  3. Trace a 12cm diameter hole on the rear piece.
  4. Fashion your snares.

Is Meinl a good brand cajon?

The Meinl Jam Cajon is a good bit smaller than all others in this best cajon review. This makes it perfect for drummers (to be) under 6”. It’s also good if you’re just starting out with cajons and want to test the waters. You won’t get a cheaper cajon that performs as well as the Meinl Jam Cajon.

What is the best make of cajon?

30 Best Cajon Reviews and the Best Cajon Brands

  • Meinl Percussion HCAJ1NT Cajon.
  • Meinl Percussion JC50LBNT Birch Wood Cajon.
  • Meinl Percussion SUBCAJ5WN Cajon.
  • Meinl Percussion BC1NTWR Birch Wood Cajon.
  • Pyle String PCJD18 Cajon.
  • Pyle PCJD15 Wooden Cajon.
  • Sawtooth ST-CJ120B Cajon.

How can I make my cajon sound better?

If you have a Cajon whose tapa is attached using screws, you could try loosening the topmost screws on each corner. This will create a tiny space between the tapa and the core shell of the Cajon. Therefore, when you slap the tapa, it will hit the shell and produce a much better slap tone.

Does a cajon need a snare?

Cajons may have snares to add some rattle or buzz to the tones. However, some cajons are purpose-built without snares. The two sound very different: know what you want. A bit of buzz of the snare with the bas tones works in a similar way, aiding with projection & helping the cajon to be heard.

What is inside a cajon?

Cajon’s are made up of hardwood and an extra layer of plywood that is nailed to the designated “front” side. This front striking surface (known as the face or tapa) where you hit your hand determines the tone that is emitted.

How much does a good cajon cost?

Best under $200: Meinl Jumbo Bass Walnut Subwoofer Cajon (SUBCAJ5WN)

Can you sit on a cajon?

So How Should You Sit On The Cajon? The answer is quite simple: in a relaxed, comfortable way. You should sit with a pretty much straight back. You may occasionally need to lean forward to access other parts of the cajon (such as the sides) for special tones, but that should be for a minority of the time.

How much does a good Cajon cost?

How do I choose a Cajon?

If you’re serious about buying a cajon you should look for a model that’s sturdy, able to take your weight easily and doesn’t slip around as you play. Try to find one that has an easily adjustable and quiet snare mechanism for a variety of possibilities.

Is the cajon hard to play?

The cajon is a very practical instrument, it’s portable, doesn’t take up much space and is relatively easy to learn, so the barrier to entry is low. You can play seated, and after learning the basic snare (upper edge) and bass sounds (middle), the first simple rhythms are well on their way.

Do all cajon have snares?

Purpose: Most cajons will have snares to give some rattle or buzz to the high tones. However, some cajons are purpose-built to produce mainly deeper bass tones, whilst other Cuban-style cajons may produce higher, bongo- or conga-like tones. Cajons without snares will sound different to cajons with snares.