Handcrafted, durable and lightweight cajon that is comfortable to play.
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the new LP Americana Series Groove Cajon (LP1427), made in the U.S.A. from hand-selected, 9-ply, plantation-grown Baltic birch. Featuring an adjustable front plate and fixed snare wires in a uniquely slim design, the LP Groove Cajon offers rich, deep bass tones while maintaining precise articulation and sensitivity. Every Americana Series Cajon is designed with angled top-front corners for added player comfort, as well as rubber feet that add stability on any playing surface.
“The Groove Cajon is ideal for a beginner or intermediate player seeking superior sound and beautiful craftsmanship at an affordable price,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.
Distinct sounds available with a simple turn of a knob.
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the new LP Adjustable Snare Cajon. Featuring a birch wood front plate that provides a bright but voluminous tone, the new Adjustable Snare Cajon (MSRP: $289) has a durable MDF shell with a textured seating surface to prevent slippage. Snare tension can be adjusted with a single knob on the back of the cajon that is easily accessible with the right hand in a performance setting.
“LP’s new Adjustable Snare Cajon allows players to change the response of the instrument instantly while performing,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.
New low-pitch and high-pitch castanets add a snappy sound to cajon beat.
Latin Percussion adds a new dimension to cajon sound with the introduction of the new LP Cajon Castanets. Available in low-pitch and high-pitch versions, the LP Cajon Castanets add a solid crack to a cajon’s sound, and easily attach to the side of any cajon with Velcro®.
Constructed of durable ABS plastic, LP low-pitch Cajon Castanets are available at an MSRP of $17.99 and $15.99 for the high-pitch castanets.
“LP’s new Cajon Castanets have a unique O-ring design for rope-free tension, and are quick and easy to install,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.
Each drum features exotic durian wood and black mirror-chrome appointments.
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce LP Durian Classic drums, a new series of premium congas and bongos fashioned from exotic durian fruitwood, known to Southeast Asia. With a rich, projecting sound similar to that of some mahogany blends. LP Durian congas are 25% lighter than LP Classic Series Congas made from Siam Oak.
Durian wood bongos include contoured shells featuring Comfort Curve rims for ease of playing in any setting. Durian drums feature a dark, high-gloss finish and black mirror-chrome hardware, and are fitted with extended collar rims and pre-fitted slide mounts for quick, convenient setup.
LP Durian Classic Series drums are available in 11″ Quinto (MSRP: $699), 11-3/4″ Conga (MSRP: $679) and 12 -1/2″ Tumbadora (MSRP: $729). LP Durian Classic Series bongos (MSRP: $425) are fitted with 7-1/4″ and 8-5/8″ heads.
“The look of these Durian wood drums is absolutely striking. This exotic wood offers a warm, open sound that can stand on its own or integrate seamlessly with a large percussion setup,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion.
Durable, modernized version of the Puerto Rican percussion staple.
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the LP Guicharo, a durable, precision-molded plastic alternative to the traditional instrument fashioned from natural gourds. Every LP Guicharo features a gourd-like shape with perfectly-spaced grooves for a consistent sound. Each LP Guicharo includes a scraper and an LP-branded padded drawstring bag.
The LP Guicharo (LP245) is available at an MSRP of $59. The LP Guicharo Scraper (LP245-S) is also available separately at an MSRP of $9.
Wooden base with non-slip rubber base projects sound when playing conga on the floor.
Latin Percussion now gives conga players more projection for their floor-standing drums with the new LP Sound Platform. Featuring a 13″ wooden base with built-in carrying handle, the LP Sound Platform has a textured non-slip star-pattern rubber pad that firmly holds a conga in place while allowing sound to resonate from the bottom of the drum.
The LP Sound Platform (MSRP: $69) fits all Latin Percussion Quintos, Congas, Tumbadoras and Super Tumbas.
“The LP Sound Platform gives floor-mounted congas the kind of powerful sound one would obtain from a rack-mounted drum,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “The platform is lightweight and convenient to set up on stage.”
Durable pedal-mounted jingle stick sounds great against a bass drum or jam block.
Latin Percussion is proud to announce a lively alternative to the conventional bass drum beater with the new LP Jingle Kick. The durable, high-impact plastic jingle stick attaches to most bass drum pedals as a beater head, with six pairs of nickel-plated steel jingles providing a crisp, new sound. The LP Jingle Kick is available at an MSRP of $39.
In addition, owners of the LP Fusheki pedal bracket can now replace the maraca with the new LP Jingle Kick in minutes.
“The LP Jingle Kick allows drummers to layer their bass drum sound with the bright sound of jingles,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product for Latin Percussion. “Installing it is as easy as changing the beater on your bass drum pedal.”
Contoured body and elastic band allow players to add a jingle to their beat in seconds.
Latin Percussion is proud to introduce the LP Foot Tambourine (MSRP: $20), an accessory that simply slips over the player’s foot via an elastic band and is an ideal accompaniment for cajon players or guitarists. The four pairs of nickel-plated jingles are held in place by a patented jingle pinning system, and are encased in a contoured high-impact ABS plastic frame.
New options for percussionists wanting to integrate the Brazilian sound into their setup.
Latin Percussion is proud to announce the introduction of six new drums and accessories to its Brazilian percussion category: the Wood Timbau, Rebolo, Tan Tan, Chocalhos and Brass Cuica.
LP Wood Timbau
LP’s new Wood Timbau (MSRP: $400) has a 35″ inverted conical shell with a lacquered natural wood finish. The timbau is top-tuning, with eight lugs, a 14″ synthetic head and a non-slip rubber bottom. A drum key is included.
LP Tan Tan
Great for solid bass sound in smaller settings, the LP Tan Tan has a 27-1/2″ lacquered natural wood shell, a traditional hook-tuning system and non-slip rubber bottom. The 14″ dual-layer synthetic naugahyde drum head is designed to reduce overtones. The LP Tan Tan (MSRP: $349) comes with an adjustable strap.
The LP Rebolo, a smaller version of the Tan Tan, is ideal as an off-beat accompaniment to its larger cousin. Featuring an 18″ lacquered natural wood shell with 14″ synthetic head, the LP Rebolo (MSRP: $289) has a traditional hook-tuning system, a non-slip rubber bottom and comes with adjustable strap.
A staple in Samba music, LP Chocalhos are jingle sticks available in two sizes. LP Small Chocalhos (LP3601 – MSRP: $99) have three rows of five multi-jingles made of galvanized aluminum affixed to a lightweight aluminum frame. Large Chocalhos (P3602 – MSRP: $109) are made with three rows of five dual-jingles.
LP Brass Cuica
The LP Brass Cuica features an 8″ x 10-1/2″ brass shell with goatskin head and machined hardware with an innovative top-tuning design. The included playing stick provides a powerful response when rubbed with a wet cloth to generate sound within the drum. The LP Brass Cuica (MSRP: $299) comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.
Latin Percussion has just introduced a new edition of its Aspire Congas and Bongos made from exotic Jamjuree wood. Sometimes called Siam Walnut, Jamjuree is 15% lighter in weight than Siam Oak, yet still delivers stunning tone and resonance. Jamjuree is also one of the most uniquely beautiful woods LP has ever used. Its wood grain ranges from a radiant gold to a deep, rich walnut-colored brown, resulting in dramatic visual contrast. To further enrich the wood’s natural beauty, the drums are coated with a satin-like, matte lacquer finish.
The congas are 28″ tall and come in sets of two with head combinations of 10″ and 11″. The drums are fitted with natural rawhide heads and chrome 5/16″ diameter tuning lugs. To help minimize hand trauma, the congas are equipped with EZ Curve Rims. The rims and side plates are in an attractive black powder coated finish that enhances the drums unique finish. Conga sets come with an LP Aspire Slide Mount Double Conga Stand, which is fully height adjustable. To complete the ensemble, we’ve also added matching bongos with 6-3/4” and 8” natural rawhide heads and steel bottom rims.
The new LP Aspire Jamjuree Wood Conga Set (LPA646-SW) carries an MSRP of $549. The list price for the matching bongos (LPA601-SW) is $149. Both will be available in October 2012.