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How to Make a DIY Cajon Pedal

One of our resident online drum lesson instructors, Noah Mosgofian, recently filmed a video for us in which he demoed DeGregorio’s new cajon pedal. Since it was his first time ever using a cajon pedal, he not only provided feedback on the product himself but on using a cajon pedal. He loved it!

Noah’s pros for using a cajon included a more powerful sound and a free hand that allowed him to play other percussion instruments, such as a shaker, and transform his cajon into a full but lightweight and easy-to-set-up drum set. The cons? At $328 a pop, the pedal can be a bit pricey for the occasional drummer or for anyone on a budget.

A tinkerer as well as a percussionist, Noah immediately got to work creating a DIY version of the cajon pedal that any drummer can make. How? It all started with a standard double pedal… To get the step-by-step guide on how to create your own DIY cajon pedal, head over to But first, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Double pedal with a reversible master pedal.
  • 2-3 hex-head wrenches
  • 10mm and 12mm wrenches
  • Something soft to cover the beater (rubber, sheepskin, old sock, etc.)
  • Piece of metal, hard plastic, or plywood for attaching the pedal to the cajon
  • Drill/driver
28th Oct 2014

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