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  1. Le Fraunche

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    Default tune a cajon?

    I have a meinl headliner and i'm struggling to get a good sound out of mine, there's always an annoying sound behind every hit. i tried another of the same model and it isnt doing that, and its really starting to piss me off. im just trying to achieve a nice ''snare'' and a nice ''bass'' sound. the snare sounds pretty good right now actually, but the bass sounds nothing like it should
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    I didn't think you could tune a cajon. Some just sound better than others. I think you can adjust the snares, but that's about it.
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  3. yeah about that.....

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    play around with the box maybe add tape inside or some muffling i dont know i really have never heard a bad cajon because i really am not into hand percussion. but thats an idea.

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    I have a Meinl Headliner Cajon. In the video, I have the four "strings" in the back of the cajon tuned low (the two rod things are almost all the way out). Let me know how you think it sounds. I also used a screw driver and loosened the two screws on the top (the two on left and right - not the middle one) just a bit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvULz2-cs9I

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    sounds good to me.

  6. ...has Stanton's hands??

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    You can't tune it like a regular drum, but there are two ways you can tune a cajon.

    The first, as a few have mentioned, is to tune the strings.

    The second is to "tune" the amount of slap you get out of the top corners of the box by SLOWLY AND SLIGHTLY loosening or tightening the screws in those areas.
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