Millenium AF200 Cabasa

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Afuche

  • Standard
  • Cabasa
  • Diameter: 10.5 cm
available since March 2003
Item number 159512
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Size Medium
Core Material Wood
Ball Material Metal
£20.90
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Fell apart after a few weeks
a Tamás 30.03.2022
I chose this cabasa because the beads seemed to be slightly looser than on other models, which allows for a shaker-like technique. However, even with the beads hitting the cylinder from a slightly bigger distance when shaking, the sound is not quite as loud as I would like.
The non-metal parts are made of wood and have a natural finish which I like.

The beads are indeed oily as other reviews said.

After a week of light use at home a ring of beads came off. 2 other weeks and the handle went loose. The handle can no longer be tightened enough so the cabasa has been sitting in my drawer, unusable, and never made it to a live session.
The reason for these problems lies in 2 fundamental construction errors (it could be just the one I got that was poorly constructed). First, the cylinder is larger than the circle sticking out from the centre of the wooden top and bottom, so the cylinder can move around, get closer to one side and allow the bead rings to fall off. Second, the threaded rod in the handle and the nut in the wooden top are too short - they only connect in half a centimeter so the threading in the end of the nut will wear off easily.

I am planning to fix the handle myself if I can get a longer nut or a threaded rod and a connector nut. I've recently seen a cabasa with shaker filling, so I might also experiment with putting some filling in mine to make the shaking sound louder.
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Great Instrument
TonyOsax 17.05.2017
I know nothing about percussion, I'm just experimenting with ways to create Bossa Nova rhythms for the trio I play in, so this review is very much from the perspective of a beginner.

What a fantastic instrument! There are so many ways to play it. All the sounds it can make are very good and very useable. It is well made and balances very well in the hand. I'm still learning what can be done with it but so far I am very impressed. Thanks to all the other reviewers who helped me come to the conclusion that the Millennium AF200 would be a good choice for me. They were right!
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Very good product
Shaady 02.12.2021
Good sound. Works well..
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Fun to learn!
MD2 15.05.2020
I bought this as part of the starter pack. My wife and I have been having fun learning how to play this thing. Sounds really nice and quality seems excellent for the price.
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