Authentic Mento Sound
Deep Resonant Bass:
- This is a traditional mento (early Jamaican/Caribbean) instrument which substituted for the double bass.
- It has 6 keys which can be independently tuned. (We have it tuned to the key of G but you can tune it however you like with a pair of pliers.
- It sound fantastic.
- The Rumba Box has a beautiful round and deep bass tone with a slight chime from the keys themselves.
- Great for Reggae, Ska, Rock Steady, Mento and many other styles of music.
- Like a cajon you sit on the Rumba Box and play the keys with your fingers.
- The Rumba Box is constructed from 9mm Birch ply.
- Glued and jointed for strength.
This instrument is perfect for Busking
or Playing Live
We make these Rumba Boxes to order and each instrument will take about 7 days to make
We do a number of handpainted motifs and we are open to suggestions for a customised finish.
I've also played live with it....it's fantastic for acoustic nights and open mic sessions.
(The sound clip for this model is recorded using a bass drum mic positioned near the sound-hole and a condenser mic at the front.)
Dimentions in cm:
Height : 48.00
Width : 60.00
Depth : 30.00