Best Maracas in 2020



Meinl Percussion, Standard Size with ABS Plastic Shells and Wooden Handles-NOT MADE IN CHINA-for Live Performances and Recording Sessions, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, Concert Maracas (PM2BK) Review:


A group from our church go out every year to the local hospital and elderly care facility to sing Christmas carols for them. I wanted to find a set of bells to take along with me this year. Let me tell you these Meinl Percussion SLB25 Sleigh Bells exceeded my expectations. These provide that perfect old fashioned sleigh bell sound that even Santa himself would approve of. They can be shaken slightly to produce a softer bell sound or you can really throw them briskly to announce your arrival. Don't worry ... they'll hear you coming. Heavily made and should provide years of use. I stupidly dropped them straight down on the asphalt parking lot with no ill effects! I highly recommend these to liven up any Christmas gathering you may attend.



Meinl Percussion Sleigh Bells For Christmas Caroling, Recording, Live Band or Choral Performances - Wooden Grip, SLB25) Review:


As you can see from the photos, this is not an under sized cajon. I am 6-1, 195 and find it comfortable. The only
Con I can find with this cajon is the snare is noticeable when striking bass note. Of course you cannot expect a $100 cajon(that comes with a $30 or more case) to have the separation and tonal abilities of a $300 cajon. I did find that I needed to adjust the corners, even though Meinl says ready to play no adjustment needed, to suit my tastes. Now for the Pros: Cajon is well constructed, nice rounded edges, rubber feet on bottom, sounds very good, good bass volume(the snare on bass note is not that noticeable to those listening I am told) and includes a really nice case. I find no reason to not to recommend this cajon. Even if the case were not included it outclasses anything near it's price. Look at the finish and the interior construction (visible through the rear port/sound/mike hole) in the photos I have included and I think you will purchase this cajon. Also the case as I said is really nice with nylon web straps for handles, a HD nylon zipper with metal lockable loop, cordura-like woven nylon outer for durability, thin but dense foam padding, and a less abrasive but tough nylon inner lining.
Update: I was asked a question and did not reply in time. The question "are the snares adjustable"; No, there are no adjustments for the snares. There are two snares attached inside the cajon. The only adjustment without modifying the cajon is to slightly loosen the top tree screws on the cabinet front corners which will make the snare sound more apparent. For the money I think you will be hard pressed to find a better sounding cajon. No cajon in this price range has adjustable snares that I know of. I Have had many comments on the sound quality of this cajon and it has held up well through many, many sessions.



Meinl Percussion TMT1M-WH Dual Alloy Recording Combo Tambourine, White Review:


As you can see from the photos, this is not an under sized cajon. I am 6-1, 195 and find it comfortable. The only
Con I can find with this cajon is the snare is noticeable when striking bass note. Of course you cannot expect a $100 cajon(that comes with a $30 or more case) to have the separation and tonal abilities of a $300 cajon. I did find that I needed to adjust the corners, even though Meinl says ready to play no adjustment needed, to suit my tastes. Now for the Pros: Cajon is well constructed, nice rounded edges, rubber feet on bottom, sounds very good, good bass volume(the snare on bass note is not that noticeable to those listening I am told) and includes a really nice case. I find no reason to not to recommend this cajon. Even if the case were not included it outclasses anything near it's price. Look at the finish and the interior construction (visible through the rear port/sound/mike hole) in the photos I have included and I think you will purchase this cajon. Also the case as I said is really nice with nylon web straps for handles, a HD nylon zipper with metal lockable loop, cordura-like woven nylon outer for durability, thin but dense foam padding, and a less abrasive but tough nylon inner lining.
Update: I was asked a question and did not reply in time. The question "are the snares adjustable"; No, there are no adjustments for the snares. There are two snares attached inside the cajon. The only adjustment without modifying the cajon is to slightly loosen the top tree screws on the cabinet front corners which will make the snare sound more apparent. For the money I think you will be hard pressed to find a better sounding cajon. No cajon in this price range has adjustable snares that I know of. I Have had many comments on the sound quality of this cajon and it has held up well through many, many sessions.



Meinl Percussion Foot Shaker with Strap-NOT MADE IN CHINA-Ideal for Cajon Players, Guitarists and Singer/Songwriters, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, (FS-BK) Review:


As you can see from the photos, this is not an under sized cajon. I am 6-1, 195 and find it comfortable. The only
Con I can find with this cajon is the snare is noticeable when striking bass note. Of course you cannot expect a $100 cajon(that comes with a $30 or more case) to have the separation and tonal abilities of a $300 cajon. I did find that I needed to adjust the corners, even though Meinl says ready to play no adjustment needed, to suit my tastes. Now for the Pros: Cajon is well constructed, nice rounded edges, rubber feet on bottom, sounds very good, good bass volume(the snare on bass note is not that noticeable to those listening I am told) and includes a really nice case. I find no reason to not to recommend this cajon. Even if the case were not included it outclasses anything near it's price. Look at the finish and the interior construction (visible through the rear port/sound/mike hole) in the photos I have included and I think you will purchase this cajon. Also the case as I said is really nice with nylon web straps for handles, a HD nylon zipper with metal lockable loop, cordura-like woven nylon outer for durability, thin but dense foam padding, and a less abrasive but tough nylon inner lining.
Update: I was asked a question and did not reply in time. The question "are the snares adjustable"; No, there are no adjustments for the snares. There are two snares attached inside the cajon. The only adjustment without modifying the cajon is to slightly loosen the top tree screws on the cabinet front corners which will make the snare sound more apparent. For the money I think you will be hard pressed to find a better sounding cajon. No cajon in this price range has adjustable snares that I know of. I Have had many comments on the sound quality of this cajon and it has held up well through many, many sessions.



Colorations Decorate Your Own Wooden Maracas, Set of 12, for Kids, Music, Percussion, Noise Maker, Multi-Cultural, DIY Crafts, Arts & Crafts Review:


these are great! bought for my (toddler) son's birthday party for the kids to paint. this is not the first wooden toy like this ive bought so i feel like i know what i like and what i don't. 1. the wheels actually work! (you'd assume but ive seen some that don't turn) 2. these are sanded smooth, no splinters or sharp corners. 3. nothing has broken or fallen off yet after 6 months of 2 year old play. 4. no printed, painted, ink letters or labels on them. they came packed nicely in a box and were just great!



MARACAS & LARGE REAL WOOD RUMBA SHAKERS Set of 2 - Latin Hand Percussion With Full, Bright Vibrant Sound Quality and Great Musical Instrument Stimulating Salsa Rhythm - Rattle With Party Fun Review:


These maracas have the sound I've been looking for; organic, subtle, and suggestive of a rain forest. I bought a pair of well constructed plastic ones because the seller promised they would have a professional sound. I liked them but they were so loud I couldn't hear the music I wanted to accompany.. If you are interested in percussive sounds, you probably need a pair for the day someone asks you to play back-up on a stage and a soft pair to practice at home where you won't drive anyone crazy and you can hear yourself in relationship to the music. My only wish is that there was small ridge where the handle meets the gourd shape because that helps to keep your hands in the right position.



HAZOULEN Set of 6 Wooden Percussion Musical Egg Maracas Egg Shakers Review:


These were AMAZING for my daughter's birthday party (2yr). They're very cute and were appropriate for the little ones as well as the toddlers. They sustained quite a bit of abuse. Some were thrown, many were banged on the floor, and a few were used appropriately as maracas. Only one had paint chip off and one broke after a very excited four-year-old used it for all of the above (I bought 12). The beads inside were very small donut shaped. I wasn't worried about choking hazards after I saw them. We gave them away as party favors, they were a hit (and throw and shake!).



B bangcool 12PCS Light Up Maracas LED Maraca Noise Maker Shaker Toys Musical Toy Party Portable Cheering Light Up LED Rattle Toy ( Random Color with Lanyard) Review:


I had recently just purchased the 12pcs Light Up Maracas for our cruise during party night. While everyone else only had glow sticks, our group stood out in the crowd. They all worked great and with the variety of different color options and color changing settings, this product is a must buy for all your party needs.