The Latin Percussion Caixa is a snare drum that replicates the Carnaval parade sounds of indigenous Brazil. Brazilian percussion reflects the history, society, culture, and geography of a massive segm... Read More
The Latin Percussion Caixa is a snare drum that replicates the Carnaval parade sounds of indigenous Brazil. Brazilian percussion reflects the history, society, culture, and geography of a massive segment of the South American population. In one sense, Brazilian rhythms are complex and diverse; in another, they stroll along more unfettered than, say, Cuban music, which must adhere to the clave.
The LP Caixa is a snare drum that has roots in the Portuguese military. Played with sticks, the LP Caixa embodies the necessary high pitch and snare sensitivity to articulate syncopated patterns interwoven with buzz rolls. Six tuning screws - engineered for comfort - maintain tension, while snare action is controlled by a standard snare strainer. The LP Caixa features a well-built shell, sized 7" x 12". Bright and lightweight, it incorporates a radius-angle top rim to eliminate hand trauma and provide access to the batter head when marching.
The LP Rio Brazilian line includes essential percussion to generate a range of samba patterns at Carnaval, and relaxed and grinding grooves for the funky Partido Alto. The LP Rio Brazilian Percussion Line adheres to the highest LP standards--authenticity, broad tonality and good projection. And innovation, as always, is the guiding spirit.
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A caixa-shaped object. I found that with much tinkering with head tension and snare adjustment, it was still impossible to get a precise sound out of the snares. I ended up duct-taping across one end of the snares to keep them from being a rattley mess, and then I put a gaffer-tape square on the top head to make it sound less like a repinique. The result has yielded a precise attack, but the sound is now muted and lacking overtones. I will try new heads and hope the investment wasn't a total loss. This is a disappointing product from LP.
This caixa is so bad it's not even funny. I actually got picked on for playing it. The tone is bad - round and muffled, with extremely loud and distracting harmonic overtones (very distinctly pitched - way more than a snare should ever have). The head does not tune as high as a caixa should. No combination of head tension and snare tension will make this drum sound right. I eventually got rid of it and bought an actual caixa (with wires across the batter head) from Brazil, and the sound that a genuine caixa makes cannot be replicated. The only upside to this one is that it's super lightweight (great for parading, but you'd never want to parade with a lame-sounding drum), and honestly even playing a cheap caixa standing up with a marching sling is better than nothing. I would recommend this as a STARTER caixa to people who are not sure if they want to drop $$$ for an imported Brazilian caixa.
I've only had it for a couple of weeks, and so far this seems to be a very nice, inexpensive caixa (12x7). The head has a good feel and it has a decent sound. The tuning adjustment works very well (make sure you tune before using - it is shipped completely de-tuned). I am still playing with damping out a bit of the ringing, but it seems to respond well. The snare tension adjuster and throw are very nice quality. The rounded rim is _very_ nice for preserving sticks and skin during frequent rim playing. I bought a Ludwig LF382B strap to hold the drum while playing and I'm still looking for an inexpensive case to carry it around. The drum is lightweight and easy to carry around and hold during long practices and performances. For an inexpensive, aluminum drum, it seems to have very good build quality, and I hope it lasts a long time. I've seen Bloco AfroBrazil use this drum in their performances.
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