Meinl Cajons have been extremely popular lately, so we decided to create a new sale for them. We’re currently offering a FREE Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon when you purchase the Meinl Black Makah Burl String Cajon. This model cajon happens to be one of the best selling cajons available, and the freebie snare bongo cajon completes your setup. The cajon sale ends on March 10th and is only available while supplies last.
The cajon has been used for centuries in Afro-Peruvian music, and more recently in Cuban and flamenco music. The popularity of the cajon in pop music has exploded in the USA in the last decade. It is being used as a drum set replacement in acoustic settings, integrated into hand percussion and drum set setups, played with brushes and can be heard on many popular recordings. One common use of the cajon is to add a bass drum pedal, snare drum, and hi-hat to create a portable drum set like instrument.
Meinl has been instrumental in the growth of the popularity of the cajon, which is why we chose to partner with them on this incredible sale.
We recently spent a lot of time updating the Custom Drums category on our website. You can now browse information on custom drums from Gretsch, Ludwig, Pearl and Yamaha. An easy to use contact form provides quick access to our custom drum set experts for pricing, build time, available options and more. This section of our website is a great resource for looking at color swatches, full drum set color examples, detailed photos of options. Please visit our Custom Drums page or as always, you can call us at (888) 659-3477.
Many customers contact us to see if we offer marimba rentals. We may rent marimbas at some point, but up until now we’ve always suggested that you purchase a marimba instead of renting one. In our opinion, renting a marimba should not be used in place of financing a purchase. Here are a few points to consider:
- Over the last 5 years, the price of a 4.3 octave padouk marimba has gone up anywhere from 5% to 40% (yes 40%!) depending on the brand. Since we typically sell these marimbas cheaper then anyone else, you can usually sell the marimba used a few years later for close to what you paid for it. If you rented for only 1 year, you would pay approximately $1000. Chances are you’ll do much better by purchasing and reselling.
- Most marimba rentals end up being for much longer then expected. For example, if you rent senior year in high school to practice on for a college audition – chances are you are going to want a marimba to practice during the next 4 summers as well.
- The quality and condition of the marimba you’ll get by buying one will probably be much better then the marimba rental.
These are a just a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to purchase or rent a marimba. We normally suggest the Adams MSPV-43 Padouk Marimba or Yamaha YM1430C Padouk Marimba for most student or home practice use. However, we have a lot of marimbas from Adams, Dynasty, Majestic, Malletech, Marimba One, Musser, and Yamaha available ranging from $1,295 to over $20,000. If you have any questions or need any help with your purchase please give our staff a call at 888-659-3477.