I am sitting in Hartford’s Bradley international airport having completed a one month U.S tour with the Scottish bagpipe mega show: Red Hot Chilli Pipers. I have 6 hours before my flight home to Minneapolis so I thought I would write a bit about touring with the CaSela Professional Snare Cajon.
Getting the CaSela Satin Nut ready for the stage. We decided to put a Sure beta 91 inside which works a treat for big and small shows alike.
Apart from how cool the CaSela looks under the lights, the sound of this cajon once it is miked up and blasting through a huge PA system is very impressive. The low end gives you a bass tone that will rival many kick drums. I love playing big festival shows and seeing the reaction of the crowd when I hit a hard, low note. You can see that they were not expecting it.
The CaSela is very responsive so it will pick up and project even the softest ghost notes. When I do my freeform solo in the show, I like to play with the dynamics and tones of the cajon, the Sela let’s you do this with ease.
Cajons can often be notorious for creating feedback, with the CaSela, because it delivers a dryer, punchy sound, it does not turn into a feed back chamber so your sound engineer will love you for it.
All-in-all the CaSela Professional Snare Cajon is a great touring cajon and will do everything you ask of it while looking lovely under the lights.
I will post some videos of the tour when I get them.