I needed a shaker for both recording and live performance.
Man this thing is loud ! So can help cut through the band or that loud tambourine player! Pretty big so no longer need to worry about throwing those tiny egg shakers towards the audience or your microphones!
Ive been through a lot of shakers but ive never had something that will really cut through a big band without a mic. This shaker is made out of metal so the sound carries really well. Its also really sturdy. I have dropped it a couple of times and it does't even dent. Worth every penny.
Whilst this shaker is good for a reasonably loud sound, I found its size a little too big and would have preferred a smaller one. Personally, I find that to get a good rhythm, I need to used both hands and I wanted to use just one. When you use just one hand, the 'beads' or 'rice' tend to go to one side or the other and weigh down the shaker at that end so it is quite difficult to get more improvised percussion. However, it does have a good sound when you use both hands, and would probably be good for a band - we are a duo.
A brilliant product! Very diverse. Was purchased for both live and studio usage. Live you're never struggling for volume, it is very responsive and the weight helps to keep a strong rhythm. For studio usage, this shaker will give a much better sound than any egg shaker. Gives good strong, clean transients that won't be matched by any standard smaller shaker
Very satisfied with the product. Worth every penny!
Meinl SH51, Mini Cajon Shaker, material: birch, frontplate: Ovangkol, Size: 2 "x 2" x 2 3/4 "(50 x 50 x 70 mm), compact size, miniature version of a Meinl Cajon, cutting sound,
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