Hi and welcome to Pratley.
I am really excited to have this great new Blog section on our website that will give me the opportunity to share with you what’s going on at Pratley. For anyone that is interested in the making of musical instruments this is for you. I will be focussing on the practical side of things with what’s been happening from the cut up area to the workbenches and through to the finishing and electronics areas.
To start things off I would like to share a little from Electronics. We have been working on our well known Performer Cajon pickup for a long time and earlier in the year we made a significant breakthrough. We finally managed to produce a pickup that stayed true to the Acoustic tone of the Cajon. The old version was a good pickup with great tone and powerful bass but it proved over time to lack slightly in the high end and in the articulation of the snare. It also became a little too fragile for our liking and so we went back to the drawing board. We have now finished prototyping a new pickup for our Cajon Performer range. We are very excited about our new pickup and the feedback from our endorsed artists and other professionals is all positive. This new design expresses all the sounds of the Cajon with power and brilliance. It shows off our great snare and is extremely robust. Can’t wait for you to try it!