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Malmark - Bellcraftsmen. Handbells & Choirchimes
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The Malmark Pedal Cajon is the first of its kind on the market. This drum is a traditional and snare cajon in one with unparalleled functionality. This alone creates almost an entirely new instrument which is bound to change how the cajon is played
The pedal feature allows the player to turn on and off the snare wires in real time, instantaneously. Additionally, the pedal allows the player to play the snare wires rhythmically.
The snare wires can be locked through a cam locking system if the player so desires. This feature allows the snares to be completely “off” or “on” and can be played on the tapas or by the foot pedal, or both.
The snare wires are actuated by a beautifully machined high-grade aluminum foot pedal. The pedal is placed on the left side and is easily adjustable for player preference. This placement is meant to mimic the feel of a drum kit where the high hat is played with the left foot; add a bass pedal attachment and have a complete drum kit in one!
The cajon sound can be characterized by a deep booming bass with enough balance to produce a distinct high range snare sound. The pedal cajon comes a with an internal damper bar so when the snares are turned off there is no residual snare rattle. The internal damper gives the Malmark Pedal Cajon the ability to be successfully miked in either snare or traditional mode. In traditional mode just the pure wood tone and resonance comes through.
The drum is constructed out of the same 1/2″ hand picked 11-layer Baltic Birch plywood with a 1/8″ hand picked Baltic Birch playing surface as our El Jefe Cajon. To create strength and tonal quality all the wood is glued together using a high strength wood glue. Snare wires are added in the precise place to provide balance and exception tonal response and are wired through a cam locking system that is able to be locked if the player so desires. The internal mechanisms are made of high grade steel and aluminum. The design incorporates high grade tension bands for long lasting use. Each drum is hand sanded and coated with a polycrylic protective finish that will protect your drum for years.