WHAT'S NEW FOR 2023
Instantly turn your cowbell sound into a retro, super-dry effect by adding the Meinl Cowbell Cushion inside the mouth opening. The Cowbell Cushion is made with a soft velvet exterior and synthetic fiber fill that absorbs ring and overtones. No adhesive material is required. Add or remove in seconds to completely change your sound.
Now available in medium and large.
Artisan Minera Line Cajons
Adjustable strings and an extra thick wooden sound port for bass compression gives the Minera Line a wide dynamic range of highs and lows. Two sets of four micro-coiled metal cajon strings give a snapping snare effect and are adjustable with the included tuning key. These strings are hand-wound in the style of master cajon builder, José "Pepote" Hernández Diaz, and respond with the upmost sensitivity.
Artisan Cantina Line Cajon
Adjustable strings and an extra thick wooden sound port ring for bass compression gives the Cantina Line a wide dynamic range of highs and lows. Two sets of eight micro-coiled metal cajon strings give a snapping snare effect and are adjustable with the included tuning key. These strings are hand-wound in the style of master cajon builder, José "Pepote" Hernández Diaz, and respond with the upmost sensitivity. The 9-Ply, 12 mm thick Baltic Birch resonating body develops the sound into a full, punchy tone that projects with clarity and warmth. A decorative wood inlay adds a touch of elegance to the overall appearance. The Cantina Line comes with a Walnut, Limba or Brown Eucalyptus front plate. Made in Spain.
Artisan Buleria Line Cajon
Artisan Tango Line Cajon
The Tango Line of artisan cajons have two groupings of three pre-tuned metal micro-coiled cajon strings that span across the inside of the playing surface for a crisp snare effect. These strings are hand-wound in the style of master cajon builder, José "Pepote" Hernández Diaz. Rounded corners and thumb notches on the top of the frontplate and resonating body optimize playing comfort and sound. The 7-Ply, 9mm thick Baltic Birch body develops the sound into a full, punchy tone that projects with clarity and warmth. Available with Limba, Light Eucalyptus, Brown Eucalyptus, Grey Eucalyptus, Red Fade, Blue Fade or Satin Black finish frontplates. Made in Spain.
- Rounded corners and thumb notches for optimal playing comfort and sound
Headliner Series Snare Cajon
The MEINL Headliner® Snare Cajons deliver the classic cajon sound at an affordable price and can be used in Flamenco or World Music. They are also very useful during unplugged gigs for delivering the rhythmic foundation for a whole band when a full drum set can't be used.
Now available in Pacific Blue Fade, Sonoran Amber Fade, Charcoal Black Fade, Tango Red Fade and Lilac Purple Fade.
Ergo Swivel Cajon
Made to play cajon in a seated position in a chair, the Meinl Percussion Ergo Swivel Cajon brings the playing surface right up to your lap. Simply loosen the wing bolts on the mount and swivel the cajon into position in front of you. The cajon has a shallow, compact body to provide leg room while its large sound port maintains deep bass. Baltic birch construction with internal snare wires give you crisp slap sounds with a warm tone. The adjustable mount is equipped with feet that keep it steady on any surface. Comes fully assembled.
Kick drum cajon
Now you can play your cajon just like a kick drum with the Meinl Percussion Cajon Pedal Mount. Measuring 13" wide and 13 3/4" deep, it’s sized to work with any size cajon and any bass drum pedal (cajon and pedal not included). With your cajon facing you, place it on the mount with the rectangular wooden plate behind your cajon’s front two feet. This keeps your cajon in place as you play with a pedal, and the plate is adjustable to accommodate your cajon’s size. Made from Baltic birch wood with four rubber feet on the underside for stability and a clear bass tone. A protective rubber piece is located where your pedal attaches to grip your pedal while preventing scratches. It is recommended to use any of the soft foam Meinl Percussion Cajon Beaters with your bass drum pedal for the best bass sound (these beaters also prevent cajon damage—sold separately).
Cajon Kinetic tuning key
Use to adjust both cajon string tension and cajon frontplate screws to alter your sound. Its dual crosshead screwdriver and hex key give you all the tools you need. The wide wing Meinl logo is designed for a firm grip.
Alpine Series Djembes
The MEINL Percussion Alpine Djembes feature an incredibly lightweight yet durable construction that is perfect for travel. Outfitted with a durable synthetic head, the unique body style delivers a wide range of deep bass tones and crisp highs that responds to your touch at all dynamic levels. A sturdy, easy-to-use mechanical tuning system ensures consistent sound regardless of changes in weather, making this drum a great companion for outdoor playing. The striking and eco-friendly finish options complete the djembe’s refined appearance.
The new finish "Galactic Blue Tie Dye" will be available as 10" and 12" Djembe.
Rope Tuned Travel Djembes
The MEINL Percussion Rope Tuned Travel Series Djembes are great drums for professionals as well as those who just want to enjoy an afternoon playing at home or with a drum circle. These patented djembes are ultra-lightweight (even 20% lighter than our fiberglass djembes) which makes them easy to carry. The combination of a synthetic head and shell produces sharp slaps along with deep bass tones and makes them the perfect drum for outdoor use since they are unaffected by changes in weather.
The new finish "Galactic Blue Tie Dye" will be available as 10" and 12" Djembe.
Portable with big sound, great tone, and lightweight synthetic shell, the MEINL JR. Djembe is the perfect instrument to grab and go for any occasion. From outdoor gatherings with friends to spontaneous jam sessions or teaching others about rhythm, these compact djembes deliver. The synthetic head is secured with pre-stretched ropes to better hold the tuning. Great for any age or skill level.
The Wood Block Hand Clap combines the natural wood tone of a percussion block with a hand clap effect, and it’s playable with a drumstick. Inside the hollow Baltic birch body is a steel cabasa chain that produces a crisp “clap” effect when the block is struck. The playing surface is finished with a soft pad so you can play with drumsticks and not damage the block while getting a full sound. Equipped with a standard eye-bolt mount to fit any percussion rod.
Wood Temple Block Set
Wood Temple Block
This 5-piece set of durable Baltic birch blocks have varying pitch from high (smallest block) to low (largest block). Made from Baltic birch with a hollow body design for a warm wood block tone that projects. The Meinl Percussion Wood Temple Block Set fits a variety of musical situations from percussion pit to orchestral settings to school band. Includes a hickory mallet pair with soft rubber heads, and it’s equipped with a rugged mount that secures to any standard drum hardware. Tuning from low to high: D5, F5, A5, C6, D6.
Temple & Wood Block Mallet, Pair
Soft rubber mallet heads produce delicate notes on wood blocks and wood temple blocks with a rich tone. Outfitted with hickory handles for durability. The mallets measure 12 ½” from tip of handle to top of the head for a balanced feel and comfortable reach.
The Meinl Percussion Double Extension Arm attaches to any piece of hardware tubing so you can easily mount and position gear like bongos or a cymbal stack in your setup. Two points of 360-degree adjustability allow you to fine-tune your angles. Its heavy-duty chrome plated steel construction safely holds heavy items. Length adjustable.
Play your didgeridoo in a seated or standing position with the Meinl Percussion Pro Didgeridoo Stand. It’s height, length and angle adjustable to fit most didgeridoo sizes. Equipped with a padded rest and adjustable strap.