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This cajon features a resonant box and frontplate built from birch wood.
The birch construction of this Headliner Cajon from Meinl Percussion offers superior and crisp tone. This cajon also features adjustable corners, internal snare wires and a matte finish.
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- Good Tone Solid Build
- Not Enough Snare Sound
- Snares Aren't Adjustable
- Jazz Clubs
- Small Venues
Comments about Meinl Birch Headliner Cajon:
The build is solid and the tone of the wood is really nice. The snares only cover the center of the drum and aren't adjustable so the bass is a bit buzzy and the edges have no snare sound at all. Good snap but no snare.
It works really well with brushes. I started using my wire brushes they bring out the tone a lot more and, even though there's no snare on the edge, the brushes give a slight snare sound. I usually play with them pulled out about halfway.
Overall, I wish I had gone with the upgraded version with the adjustable snares. But for a first cajon or budget cajon it's not a bad product. Just takes a little creativity to get the right sound out of it.