Using a Pedal with the Cajon


After many requests about cajon pedals, Today I’m going to introduce to you the Cajon Pedal. But first, I’m going to explain why I didn’t make a video about a cajon pedal before.

When I’ve started playing the cajon, right away I’ve added a pedal, but to tell you the truth I was never convinced with that, because of some bad experiences I had. 

To start with, several times the cable of the pedal broke on the middle the gig, this was not nice. And also there was always a delay on the response between the pedal the beater. So, Because of these things I’ve decided not use it anymore. 

But now, following requests I’ve decided to give it a try. I’ve contacted Meinl to talk about cajon pedals and see what they’ve got. I’ve explained all the problems I had before with broken cables etc, and I have found this option in their catalog the Direct drive cajon pedal.

Let’s see how it works and how it sounds⬇⬇



Ok, let’s start with the feel of the pedal.

I have to say that I was not sure that this pedal without the foot plate would work for me. But actually, it works 🙂 I’ve starter playing with my hill down touching the floor and it worked fine then when I started playing it with the hill up it was also fine, surprisingly!

It took some time to get used to the pedal but once I understood the mechanism it was fine. The direct drive system changes everything. As I said at the beginning I was disappointed with the cable pedals because of the durability and also the feel of it. This direct drive drive is much better, in opinion.

The beater works fine and I will probably try different beaters to see which sounds I can get from it.

One think that I didn’t like is the base plate that once I have tighten up under the cajon it scratched a bit the wood and I don’t like when it happens. 

So, overall I think is a good pedal, it works fine and is more reliable the other pedal I’ve used before.

The price is also good for a cajon pedal. It costs $129 in the US and 119Euros in Europe.

Link to Buy – Direct drive cajon pedal.

Now I want to hear from you. What do you think of this pedal? Do you think it can be a good choice? I would like to know which cajon pedal do you have? Please leave all your thoughts below.

I will continue to explore it more and I will present to you some kit combinations to give you ideas of how to set up a cajon kit with a pedal.

Click Here to watch the Cajon kit video.

And remember if you want to start playing the cajon you can check out my Free starter course

Keep playing and having fun with the cajon, this is the most important.

See you in the next post!


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