|Noah Mosgofian's DIY cajon pedal attached to a|
cajon drum. Photo from www.noahmosgofian.com.
Noah’s pros for using a cajon included a more powerful sound and a free hand that allowed him to play other percussion instruments, such as a shaker, and transform his cajon into a full but lightweight and easy-to-set-up drum set. The cons? At $328 a pop, the pedal can be a bit pricey for the occasional drummer or for anyone on a budget.
A tinkerer as well as a percussionist, Noah immediately got to work creating a DIY version of the cajon pedal that any drummer can make. How? It all started with a standard double pedal… To get the step-by-step guide on how to create your own DIY cajon pedal, head over to www.noahmosgofian.com. But first, here’s what you’ll need:
- Double pedal with a reversible master pedal.
- 2-3 hex-head wrenches
- 10mm and 12mm wrenches
- Something soft to cover the beater (rubber, sheepskin, old sock, etc.)
- Piece of metal, hard plastic, or plywood for attaching the pedal to the cajon