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Cajón Brush™

Review by Sean Mitchell // November 10 2015
Cajón Brush™

For years Minneapolis-based percussionist Paul Jennings has expressed himself through his art and music. But the author of Hal Leonard's Cajón Method decided to take his love of the craft a step further by creating his very own Cajón Brush™. 

The Cajón Brush™ is developed and built specifically for the cajón and designed to give the instrument a "rich, brushed sound while also allowing players to achieve warm low tones." The brushes are made in the USA utilizing sustainably sourced hardwood oak and are available in both natural and dark colors. Jennings says that while the brushes are intended for cajóns, they can be used on other instruments as well. 

We asked a few drummer friends to play the Cajón Brush™ and give us their feedback. 

For the most part, the handles were thought to be well balanced and easy to use. Our test subjects really liked the weight and the wood finish saying that the handles lent themselves well to good technique. 

The brush itself sounded great on the cajón we used. Our drummers were able to pull some nice bass tones out of the instrument, as well as create that nice warm brush sound on the face plate. All involved felt that the brush was easy to play and had a nice rebound off the face plate. 

Some of our drummers felt the elastic around the brushes could be a little more snug as it seemed to slip now and again. Others felt that maybe the brush could have two elastics to give the player more tonal options. 

The overall consensus was that our test group would definitely consider the Cajón Brush™ over many of the brushes they currently use and would use it extensively.  

The Cajón Brush™ retails for around $35 and is available through Paul's website at www.cajonbrush.com as well as many online or retail merchants. 

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Sean Mitchell

Sean Mitchell has been an active participant in the drumming industry for over 20 years. He has studied under Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge and Drumming's Global Ambassador Dom Famularo. Sean is also a songwriter and regularly performs with his wife (and singer) Jill Mitchell. Sean proudly endorses Aquarian Drumheads.



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