I love this drum!! Just got it two days ago, fell in love at first slap.
My first cajon was a Meinl $150 basic model that sells for $99 now.
It was a very nice sounding drum for live playing, very open toned, loud, lots of bass & snare rattle.
But the Meinl's construction, finish, and tonal quality is nothing compared to the new Schlagwerk CP562-ST.
The Schlag is a work of art, meticulously crafted, sanded, finished, with perfectly drilled screws (not crooked like the Meinl).
The tone, right out of the box, was just killer!
I'd seen comparison videos on Youtube, that show the 562 as having a much tighter tone, and a bit less bass.
Those videos are true to life, but there is something about that tightness that REALLY appeals to the senses.
The bass frequencies are more "balanced" with the snare sounds.
Dynamic range much wider, softer hits bring great tone, due to the Soft Touch foam strip behind the slap edge of the face plate.
After an hour of playing, my hands didn't sting like they used to.
There doesn't seem to be any adjustment to the face plate, it's all glued, but the snares are wildly adjustable.
They are located at the very bottom of the inside of the drum, an odd place, but it totally works.
The snare buzz when hitting the bass is less noticeable than the Meinl.
Snare sound is tight, with a nice round tone, slaps are crisp.
If you like more, loose bass and some noisy artifacts, you might like the Meinl better, but for me, The Schlagwerk is just perfect.
The seat is rounded off very nicely, and has a rough coating that holds on to your jeans, feels good.
Playing it is a joy.
I can't see why I'd ever buy another, unless one came out that sounded just like this,
AND I could turn the snares off & on with a quick flip of a lever with my foot.
UPDATE: A week later, and I love it more and more!
The acoustic trio I've been playing with decided I don't need a djembe for our songs anymore.
This drum covers them ALL.
It is wonderful to fall in love with an instrument.
|商品尺寸||30.48 x 30.48 x 50.8 cm; 6.35 公斤|