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X8 Drums Daily Deal: Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

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15% OFF Cabasas

TODAY ONLY! Get your hands on the instrument that is a staple for any recording studio and percussion setups. A cabasa is a very versatile instrument; it can create bright-sounding rattles, shakes, scrapes and other rhythmic effects. Save 15% on any size of the X8 Cabasas when you use code DD05510 at checkout.

Enter coupon code DD05510 to receive a 15% discount on a Cabasa!

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