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MandyH

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I was at the hairdressers last week (as you do!) enjoying a cuppa while reading some magazines, when I came across an article about Dion Dublin, footballer. I'm not into football...more a cricket person, me... but one of his photos showed him with his tenor sax, so I stopped to read a bit about him.

Anyway, seems he invented a Dube - a cube shaped drum, with a microphone inside - more like bongos than a Kahon.
I've never seen one, and I'm not sure some of the snippets of it being played on his web-site have convinced me. I'd like to see it in a band situation, but I thought I'd share my little bit of new knowledge with you. Also, I can't work out if the mic plugs into anything...there must be a mic-out socket on it somewhere, surely?

http://thedube.com/home
 

AndyG

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I saw him promoting it on soccer am sometime last year I think it was. I can't remember if it needed to be connected to anything though, but seemed ok.
I thought about it a few weeks ago while at an open mic where something similar was being used due to the lack of a drum kit, and by hitting the box in different areas gave different sound.
 
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rhysonsax

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an open mic where something similar was being used due to the lack of a drum kit, and by hitting the box in different areas gave different sound.
Probably a Cajon - see this: http://www.cajon-drum.com/prositeindex.cfm?userid=cajon%20drum

Rhys
 
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Jules

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Probably a Cajon - see this: http://www.cajon-drum.com/prositeindex.cfm?userid=cajon%20drum

Rhys
Cajon are great pieces of kit. Mic them just right and they really do sound like a whole drum kit.....
 
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MandyH

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Our percissionist plays a cajon in our wind band. It's a pretty warm job! :)))
 
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