11 Recommended Percussion Instruments For Reggae Music Under €200

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Reggae is a very strong and powerful sort of music and it incorporates the bass guitar, the drum, the piano and percussion instruments. Any percussive instrument can be used in Reggae music and musicians have gone to the extent of using bottles with water to create varying sounds.

So I have gathered for you, 10 percussion instruments below €200 so that you can start with your Reggae music band even if you are low on budget.

Take the "IS IT GOOD FOR ME" test for "Schlagwerk CP404BLK Cajon Black Edition", read the reviews and join the community!Schlagwerk CP404BLK Cajon Black Edition 

This Cajon is a Black edition model made from German birch wood. Its compact size allows easy carrying around. It has a distinct bass with a very attractive finish and is perfect for novice drummers

Millenium Cajon Box-1

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This Cajon is known for its impressive snare effect and it has a very natural finish. Ιt has a bolted front and is quite portable and pretty affordable for all the beginners out there.

Take the "IS IT GOOD FOR ME" test for "Thomann NN32 Djembe", read the reviews and join the community!Thomann NN32 Djembe

This Djembe can be rope-tuned and is handmade. It can be played with bare hands and it has a small, compact and a very attractive look. It can produce varied sounds, thus making it the most versatile drum.

Boomwhackers BW-DG

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These are light weight, hollow colour coded plastic tubes which are tuned to musical pitches and is the perfect Cajons, Cajintos, Yambùs instrument to teach children and learn the basics of music. Not only are the colours attractive but it is a great accessory for a musician.

Millenium MC890NT Congaset

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These congas are made up of wood and have a fantastic clear tone for their price. They are of good quality and the stands are easy to handle. They are great if used for studio work.

Take the "IS IT GOOD FOR ME" test for "Schlagwerk CP404 Cajon", read the reviews and join the community!Schlagwerk CP404 Cajon

This is a regular Cajon made of birch wood selected specially from Germany. It is light weight and easy to carry around and has a very good and effective bass. It has a non-slippery surface with a crisp snare-type sound.

Millenium Egg Shaker

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This egg shaker is great value for money and has a very distinct and clear sound in comparison to the plastic ones. Not only do they come in different colours but you can’t get wrong in getting the sound wrong if you have a bit of musician in you!

Schalloch 700.M 10' Djembe Medium

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This is a medium size Djembe with iits cover made up of goat skin and the rest of the material is Mahogany. It has enough playing surface length and has a total height of 50cm, which makes it easy to carry around.

Millenium CA1 Cajon

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Made in Germany and carved out of birch wood with the playing surface made out of Finn Birch. It has a highly responsive snare sound with a strong bass tone and it comes with non-slip rubber feet

Take the "IS IT GOOD FOR ME" test for "Millenium MB202HWR", read the reviews and join the community!Millenium MB202HWR

This wine red bongo set is solid, well made with quality birch wood and an excellent choice for beginners. Pretty good bongos for their price.

Take the "IS IT GOOD FOR ME" test for "Sonor L2693 Maracas", read the reviews and join the community!Sonor L2693 Maracas

Those Mexican style wood maracas allow for many different ways of rhythmic accentuation and playing styles. They are very good for studio recordings but also for live gigs. Lightweight and easy to play.

Not only does the type of percussion instrument determine the quality of sound it can produce, it also acts as a strong backbone when it comes to Reggae music. You can mix and match different percussion instruments in order to get that sound right. 

About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

Contact Chris Roditis at chrisroditis@kinkl.com

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