Pearl PCA-14FC Bamboo Cata w/Holder

Bamboo Cata

  • Bamboo instrument
  • Played with sticks
  • Incl. bracket to attach to a 3/8" rod

(e.g. to PPS-30)

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Type Bamboo Cata
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Good Bamboo Cata, poor quality finish.

Andres6992, 11.08.2015
This cata sounds quite good. It's warm, low pitched and it sounds very authentic.
It's a great alternative to jam blocks or wood blocks which can be very loud for the job if you are no playing in a salsa band. Patterns can be played with drumstick or mallets imitating drum shells or wooden rims and it sounds pretty convincing. The holder seems a bit to big but very well designed.
What I found not so good was the quality, I had two already and they both split and the lacquer felt in pieces very quickly. I don't think the sound was badly affected but still Pearl should do something about that.
First Pearl Cata I got was replaced by Thomann very quickly and totally free of charge when I complained about the split. Great customer service. Thanks.
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Long wait, quick break

DRUMSTADT, 18.02.2015
I was really crazy about adding the Bamboo Cata sound to my percussion setup. It has an interesting sound that cuts through a thick ensemble sound, yet is quite non-abvasive unlike a Jam Block.

It took a really long time before my order arrived. Once it arrived, I was what I expected and it sat so wonderfully in the special holder. You could hear it so clearly yet subtle in a live concert band with percussion ensemble.

Unfortunately, after a few months (and maybe the winter), it started to crack. It doesn't resonate the way it used to, so I'm not as thrilled to take it out anymore.

I don't know if it's just my luck, but it was expensive enough that I would not buy it again. There are just too many cool sounds out there for your buck
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