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First of its kind Acoustic/Electric Lap Cajon Rocket Drum

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Project by OregonBurls posted 05-16-2012 02:32 PM 3816 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. I am just coming out of the fog of business.

I have been building Z-stiks and now lap cajons. This is a custom drum for Walter Rodriguez who is a world renowned percussionist. Steve Wonder has a Z-stik in is studio right now recording with it. Yahoo!

It is built out of myrtle wood and the retro-fit stand is myrtle and purple heart. The stand allows you to attach it to your drum set or percussion array and play it in the stand or slip it out for a stand up drum solo. You can attach a wireless system to it and run around stage if you want.

sound hole is out of yew wood.

If you place your hand over the sound hole it give the drum a nature wah sound.

The Z-Slap is an accessory that is a double side tape on.

Thanks and hope to put more on soon

Still looking for lots of dealers and maybe an investor or two!

Greg
541-450-9499

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!





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#1 posted 05-16-2012 05:44 PM

We do need to hear this Greg. Fascinating!

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 05:58 PM

We are working on a recording right now but if you go to www.z-stik.com you can hear the Z-Stik. it starts to play automatically. alot of really need sounds we are getting.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 05:59 PM

Outstanding work Greg. May you have continued success.

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 11:13 PM

Go get ‘em Greg! Much success to you.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 05-16-2012 11:14 PM

If they are still having the Oregon Country Fair up by Veneta, you should try and get a booth.
Ken Kesey sponsored drum circles there for years…

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#6 posted 05-16-2012 11:36 PM

cool! Thanks

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#7 posted 05-16-2012 11:43 PM

Greg,

I was one of those metal instrument reed guys back in high school and need a little more info.

Is this like the Cajun box where you just slap it with your hand or is there a sound pickup? What size is it? What is the belt clip looking thingie for?

Regardless, it does have a cool look.

Steve.

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OregonBurls

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#8 posted 05-17-2012 12:10 AM

Hey Steve, it does have a peizo pick up on a sound board. the belt thinie(chrome) is drum hardware so you can mount it on your drum kit or percussion array. I may be needing to hire you to keep up with the orders.
Greg

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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#9 posted 05-17-2012 03:14 AM

Another interesting (and lucrative) invention! I hope you do well with this one too! Let us know when Stevie W. releases a recording using your Z Stick!

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#10 posted 05-18-2012 02:22 AM

Very interesting you need to add a video so we can hear you play it ;)

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#11 posted 05-19-2012 02:13 AM

”I may be needing to hire you to keep up with the orders.” – I have to laugh, that is like the manufacturing plants I used to go to where the people working had no clue how the thingie they were making was used.

PM me if you need the help. Machine time is available.

Steve.

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#12 posted 05-19-2012 02:16 AM

Much success Greg ,I hope they make a million or two for you.

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#13 posted 06-03-2012 08:36 PM

I like it

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#14 posted 10-05-2012 09:26 PM

Hey Greg,

Have you considered demonstrating this for Mickey Hart? He’s the awesome world percussionist who used to be with the Grateful Dead. If he’s not seen anything like this before, I’m pretty certain he would be interested. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll find contact information for him.

Leslie

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#15 posted 10-05-2012 09:31 PM

Always interested. That would be great. you can give me his contact info and direct him to www.Z-Stik. com for videos. thanks

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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