Manufacturer's Description for Latin Percussion LP1433 Angled CajonNow that the cajon has become extremely popular, LP designers have set their sights on player comfort, specifically the angle of stroke required to play a cajon. The top, of course, is flat and provides a stable seat, but the critical front panel is angled outwards. This allows musicans to easily reach down to play bass tones without having to tilt the cajon. This innovative design promotes longer playing sessions, helps prevent trauma after frequent or long gigs, and also creates a more refined tonal palette.
Recording studios are built in an analogous fashion, substituting angles for parallel walls. The LP Angled Cajon also reduces so-called "standing waves" which creates a wider, more balanced frequency spectrum.This principle may account, in part, for the rich bass, distinct crisp slaps and warm mid-tones prevalent in the cajon.
Timbres are enhanced by specially chosen hardwoods, carefully butted and held in place by adjustable screws. And a nice touch: generous rubber feet "liberate" frequencies from choking, ensuring that resonant lows, which can equal those of a tumba in the right hands, do not transmit into the floor.
For flamenco ensembles, the LP Angled Cajon is fitted with internal resonating wires for a snare drum-like effect.
Easier and more comfortable to play and richer in frequencies, the LP Angled Surface Cajon is another example of LP taking an old idea and tweaking it to perfection. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Latin Percussion products.