Pearl unveils new cajons, revamped Elite Bongos
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-02-27)
Longtime drum manufacturing legend Pearl has released several new cajons with new features intended for several markets. As well as a new signature set of bongos.
Pearlís new Boom Box Cajon creates never-before-heard low-end frequencies from a Fiberglass cajon! This cajon features the high-quality construction you expect from Pearl, with a fixed snare system and a built-in bass port for subsonic frequencies you have to hear to believe! Finished in a rich Artisan Red Mahogany, this is a perfect addition to any drummer or percussionistsí rig.The Boom Box has street price of $199 USD.
In response to increased support and awareness of the value of music and drums in education, particularly with young children, Pearl has created the Fun Box cajon (pictured). The Fun Box, much like Pearlís popular Fun Drum Djembe, is specially designed for use by kids to help them develop proper playing mechanics while playing an instrument in a smaller, kid-friendly size. The Fun Box features the same bright yellow finish with tribal inlay as the Fun Drum, and its durable Fiberglass construction makes it a perfect addition for use in Eddie Tuduriís Rhythmic Arts Project program. The Fun Box retails for $99 USD.
Designed in conjunction with percussionist Pete Korpela, Pearlís new Jingle Cajon offers four different sound possibilities in one package. The fiberglass body adds superior strength, while the super responsive snare system offers sensitivity unmatched by other brands.
Simply twist open the Brazilian Platinella-style jingles and a new world of sonic options open up, as you sound like two percussionists blending simultaneously. Open up the Stainless Steel tambourine jingles for a whole other jingle option, or combine the two to sound like an entire percussion section.
Beautifully finished in our exclusive Carubinga exotic wood lacquer, Pearlís Jingle Cajon will surely open your eyes and ears to an arsenal of sound never thought possible by a single cajon. The Jingle Cajon has street price of $199 USD.
Pearl is reintroducing their Elite Bongos with two new gorgeous finishes, the Elite Oak drums in Cherry Eucalyptus with gold plated hardware, and the Elite Fiberglass drums in Burgundy Marble with brushed gold plated traditional hardware. Both sets feature premium quality hardware and high end natural cow skin. The Elite Oak Series feature Contour Crown Rims with a lower profile for greater comfort on your hands, and our exclusive Self-Aligning Washer System (S.A.W.S.) that isolates the tension hooks from the inner walls of the lugs for greater tuning ease. The Elite Bongos have a street price of $269 USD.
Compiled from information on the Pearl website: www.pearldrum.com.