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On the Beat With Damon Grant: Fifteen Tips I Learned After Music School

This list is in no particular order, and they all should be number one because they are all important. Have fun and smile! People will hire you more if they like to be around you. Remember people’s names, because everyone…

Modern Drummer
Nov 4, 2015

Gon Bops at NAMM 2015 (VIDEO)

In this video from NAMM 2015, Gon Bops’ Luis Cardoso gives us the tour of the new products for 2015 from Gon Bops. The first new item is a portable practice cajon, called el Flaco, which comes with a backpack…

Modern Drummer
Feb 22, 2015

Showroom: Remo Dorado Cajon

Remo’s Dorado cajons are designed and handcrafted in California using birch and two sets of three high-quality compression springs with over 400 coils each. Additional features include a fixed faceplate that seals the drum completely and enables the bass tones…

Modern Drummer
Jan 20, 2015

Showroom: LP Black Box Cajon

LP’s new Black Box cajon is a synthesis between playability and affordability. Handmade in the USA, its smooth, sophisticated black matte finish gives it a polished appearance, while the Baltic birch front plate, usually found on high-end cajons, serves up…

Modern Drummer
Jan 19, 2015

Showroom: LP Groups Three Popular Products in a Cajon Accessory Pack

LP has taken its three most popular cajon accessories, the cajon throne, foot tambourine, and small cajon castanet, and packaged them as one grab-and-go item, the LP Cajon Accessory Pack. Victor Filonovich, LP’s Director of Product Development, said, “Among our…

Modern Drummer
Jan 7, 2015

Showroom: Toca Introduces Entry-Level Colorsound Cajons

Toca’s Colorsound cajons are said to project great sound, and are available in five colors, pastel blue, pastel green, pastel pink, pastel purple, and white. Director of Product for Toca, Victor Filonovich, said, “Playing the cajon should be easy and…

Modern Drummer
Dec 29, 2014

Product Close-Up: De Gregorio Cajons and Ahead Armor Cajon Bags (December 2014 Issue)

December 2014 Product Close-Up De Gregorio Cajons and Ahead Armor Cajon Bags Innovative, great-sounding instruments plus some of the finest protective cases on the market. The Spanish cajon maker De Gregorio has been producing handcrafted instruments for the European and…

Modern Drummer
Oct 29, 2014

Toca Percussion Offering Dual-Tone Snare Conga Cajon

Toca Percussion’s new versatile, portable Snare Conga Cajon wraps two distinct sounds into one easy-to-play and portable instrument. The fiberglass bowl is topped with a thin layer of tone wood that’s divided into two chambers. The larger chamber produces a…

Modern Drummer
Jun 4, 2014

What You Need To Know About...Hand Drums

by Fran Azzarto It’s common for drumset players to be curious about hand drumming, and to eventually decide to buy their first set of bongos…or would congas be better…or perhaps a djembe? Modern Drummer’s sister publication, Drum Business, recently ran an…

Modern Drummer
Feb 13, 2012

LP Bongo Cajon and Giovanni Series Prestige Timbales

The Bongo Cajon is compact in size (15.75" long by 7" wide) and features lightweight plywood construction. The instrument’s textured sides are contoured to fit comfortably on a player’s lap or to be held between the knees in the traditional…

Modern Drummer
Jan 12, 2012

Kopf Percussion S-Series Snare Cajon

The S-Series snare cajon has a poplar shell with dual playing surfaces made from Baltic birch plywood. Four non-adjustable snares add a crisp snare effect.

Modern Drummer
Jan 3, 2012

Tycoon Vertex Cajons

The complete review of the Tycoon Vertex cajons is on page 32 of the October issue of Modern Drummer magazine.

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2011

Meinl New Byzance Cymbals, Bongo Cajon

Trash crashes are completely handmade in Meinl’s Turkish facility using B20 bronze, and they feature different-size cutouts, which give the cymbals a unique look as well as a wide and trashy white-noise-like effect. The sandblasted surface, which is applied in…

Modern Drummer
Aug 4, 2011

Jason Reeves’ Billy Hawn

Hello fellow drummers, percussionists, and noise and ear candy makers! 2011 is off to an exciting start for me as I prepare for a short radio promo tour followed by rehearsals and tours throughout the year with singer-songwriter Jason Reeves.…

Modern Drummer
Apr 21, 2011