Snare Cajon Kit by Sela. Version 2.0

The New Snare Cajon Kit

It has a super punchy bass, it has a snare that cuts through, it will allow you to achieve dozens of additional tones, it has a removable snare, it is a fun project, it is a drum set in a box. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to the most advanced, affordable kit cajon on the market.

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The New Snare Cajon Kit by Sela is pushing boundaries and ticking all the boxes (pardon the pun).

New Features

The main new feature with the new model is that it features the Sela Snare System which is the same one that is used on the CaSela models. The Sela snare is totally removable and adjustable. You can also stack additional snares on top of the first snare to give you maximum snare sound.

The Sela logo has now been placed on the front instead of the side. This makes the Snare Cajon Kit much more ascetically pleasing.

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The Sound

This cajon would stand up against many top of the line cajons in the sound department. I can honestly say as a professional percussionist, I have never heard a cajon that sounds as good as this for the price. The bass has a powerful punch and the snare gives an excellent crack but the best part is all the additional tones that you can get when you run your foot up and down the front plate. I would seriously use this cajon at any gig.

It’s all in the box

Everything you need to build your snare cajon is in the box. Only a power drill is needed to complete construction. You don’t have to be a gifted craftsman to build the Snare Cajon Kit because all of the parts are prefabricated and make assembly very easy. Each step is well documented and easy to follow in the included manual.

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The spec:

– Body: 11 layers birch, 15mm

– Playing Surface: Poplar Veneer, 3mm

– Sela Snare System (Adjustable & Removable)

– Solid bass tone

– Excellent snare crack

– Many additional tones are achievable

– Weight: 13lbs

– Footing: Nonslip rubber feet

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The Snare Cajon Kit is $149.99 and is available from www.pauljenningsmusic.com
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Kopf Cuban Cajons: A secret Weapon

A couple of years ago Steve Head from Kopf Percussion called me up and said: “Paul, I want to send you something you might like” I said: “Sure what its it?” Steve: “It’s a new Cuban Cajon I have made” Me: “Yes!”

A few days later the Kopf Tumba Cuban cajon arrived and I gave it a test drive. The first thing that hit me was its resonance. It has a lovely resonance that warms you to the core. The bass tone is subtle but strong and the open tone is rich and sustains like the open tone of a conga. The muted slap could cut through at a gun range and you can also get a high open tone which is reminiscent of a tabla. Talking of tabla, one other tone which surprised me was when using the tips of your fingers to sound the bass tone in the middle of the drum, immediately mute it again with the same finger tips and it will sound like the low end of a tabla.

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Steve was right, it was something I liked, very much. I was playing the thing all day and my wife, who has an amazing musical ear, was also blown away by how cool it sounded. I have used the Cuban in many situations and I am very happy to have it as a secret weapon in my percussive arsenal.

There are two models of Cuban Cajons from Kopf, the Tumba with a 13″ playing surface and the Segundo which has a smaller head at 11″. They are both made from Baltic Birch and have a hand rubbed gloss finnish. I am a big birch fan when it comes to drums particularly cajons and the gloss finish gives the Kopf Cuban a very nice look while also giving it a nice feel when playing.

Here I am doing a video review of the Kopf Cuban Cajon.

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Buy the Kopf Cuban Tumba

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Buy the Kopf Cuban Segundo