Pearl Jingle Cajon: PCJ-629 Carubinga.

Author:Mangual, Rudy
Position:Percussion instrument - Evaluaci
 
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Designed by percussionist Pete Korpeta and the good people at Pearl's Hand Percussion Products, the Pearl Jingle Cajón is the latest innovation of the main percussion instrument utilized in Afro-Peruvian idioms and other musical genres: "the cajón", or box drum. While enjoying international popularity from percussionists of all styles, the basic cajón is a wood box, which basically produces a single tone (high and low). The new Pearl Jingle Cajon offers four different sound possibilities in one package. Built from a fiberglass box body of 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" and 18" height, it features a blended Asiatic hardwood front-playing surface, which produces the cajón's authentic wooden sound and feel. The top surface (sitting area) of the instrument is rough-coated to avoid unnecessary movement from the player, and again, the fiberglass box construction adds superior overall strength and stability to the cajón. The inside of the cajón features three sets of snares, well positioned to avoid the effects of exterior low bass tones from other instruments. Setting the Pearl Jingle Cajon design apart from others is the addition of two sets of stainless steel jingles situated in the instrument's lower playing front surface. One set of jingles is of the steel tambourine type, while the others are Brazilian Platinella-style...

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