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Hey guys, I'm interested in ordering a CajonTab, but I'd like to have a pickup with a 1/4" output to plug into a PA or amp when needed. Have you guys tried adding a built-in pickup? Thanks!
Yes, we can make a custom box with a simple piezo disc pickup and 1/4" jack. It's a simple pickup but surprisingly good because it's a vibrational pickup and the drum is, well, vibrational!
If you're interested in having us install a pickup, email me at email@example.com
I would like to get a 10" cajon that sounds as close to a african djembe. What woods would be best to use for this ?
I'm not an expert on djembes, but I do know a little bit about their construction and sound.
The wood selected for a djembe will have a greater impact on its heaviness than it will on its sound. The bigger influences would be head type and thickness and ring placement as well as tuning.
Similarly, I don't see wood type impacting the sound of our instruments as much as the tapa size and thickness.
Your choice of wood should be made with weight, durability, and aesthetics in mind. A lightweight wood like poplar can be a great choice for mobility, while others may choose a wood like oak for its density (weight) and grain patterns. Many djembes are made from harder woods like ironwood or African oak.
As for choosing a CajonTab that sounds like a djembe, I would suggest a 12" Jumbo model with a 4" depth and a soundhole cover. The cover allows you to change the size of the sound hole, changing the pitch of the drum.