Tycoon 29 Series Polar Ice Acrylic Cajon
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• The icy, translucent body is made from solid acrylic
• Fiberglass front plate makes this cajon 100% synthetic and completely impervious to humidity
• Unique design enhances the cajon's tonal qualities
• Hand-made and individually-tested to ensure optimal sound quality
• Snare wires adjustable using allen wrench (included)
Our Tycoon Percussion Cajons are carefully selected and tested to meet the needs of the most discriminating professional percussionist. We guarantee you'll love 'em or we'll refund your money. Perhaps you haven't heard of the name 'Tycoon', however the Tycoon line of Cajons goes head-to-head with brands such as 'Meinl', 'Latin Percussion' and 'Fat Congas'.
Tycoon percussion has been making top quality percussion instruments for over 20 years and only recently have started to make a presence in the U.S market.
This cajon is not cheap, but if you are looking for a great versatile sound...look no further. The snare has a nice solid snap and the bass provides a nice foundation with a good punch. This thing sounds awesome when mic'd through the system. I have an Audix D6 inserted in the back port, and with a Senheiser e604 catching the higher frequencies from the front, there is not much more I can ask from this little gem.
I play this with my hands as well as with bamboo multi sticks. Both of these methods sound very good and I don't really have a preference. It really depends on the song. When I first received this box, I spent a lot of time experimenting with the many different voices that can emit from it. The bamboo multi sticks on the fiberglass front plate just sounds so good, and when done just right can mimic a hi hat sound. Many unique sounds can be had along or near the edges of the fiberglass.
Finally, since this is frosted acrylic, put an LED RGBAW+UV light behind this and you will see one very cool cajon. Then....sit down and play this instrument and you will hear one killer cajon.
It didn't take me long to find the voice of the cajon. After about one half session, I was able to get this box to talk. All in the same measure, I am able to get a nice wide open and somewhat loose snare sound to an nice tight (albeit muffled) snare all the way to a bass tone that can be open or tightly controlled. The trick is to apply either a controlled muffling technique or a non muffled wide open sound. I am using an Audix D6 inserted in the back hole to pick up the bass, and am also using a small condenser mic on the overhead.
If that isn't enough, pick up a pair of bamboo multi sticks and you will open up a whole other pallet of voices. This is just too much fun.
Thank you x8 Drums for selling this very nice instrument, as there aren't many of these out there to be had.
Don't expect a nice mellow(er) wood type voice from this box, but rather a response that will cut through with ease. .