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New Website and Domain Name

Hey guys! I’ve been hard at work moving the content at the old site, sheeves.me/drums to the new domain quainpercussion.com and new server. There are several reasons I needed to make this move. The most important one is that my new domain looks a lot more professional than the old one. sheeves.me started out as my personal website and blog and when I started building my cajon drums I built my site on that server. This caused a lot of problems. People were confused if they left out the /drums part of the url. Nobody knew what a sheeves was and ending in “.me” didn’t imply to most folks that this was a website.

The other reason I needed to move the server was because while my old amazon server was fun to play around with, it was very small and prone to crashing when under a heavy load. As my site became more popular, the crashes came more frequently until I was restarting the server almost every day. The new host is cheaper and more powerful than the old amazon server.

Now all I have left to do is contact everyone who posted a link to my website and let them know the address has changed! That’s going to be a lot of fun!

 

In other news, I just received a large shipment of wood and will have cajons flying out the door in no time!

Cabongos

Here’s a quick look at my latest work in progress. Wooden bongos! Or should I say cabongos? Whatever you decide to call them, they’re pretty cool. The tone is similar to that of wood blocks, but the playing style comes directly from the bongo drums. Each drum has a high and low tone, just like you would expect, and they will be tuned just like a traditional bongo. They’re so much fun to play and would make a great addition to any drummer’s arsenal.

Once I figure out tuning and mounting, I’ll definitely add these sweet wooden bongos to my lineup!

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2014

It’s January 8, 2014. The beginning of a new year.

2013 was a very exciting time for me. I first thought about building cajon drums three months ago. Since then, I have come so very far. I started out building my cajons using borrowed hand tools on a picnic table at a friends house between classes. I started perfecting my design, studying the physics of sound and the history of the drum. After that, I began studying woodworking. Although woodcraft is a skill that takes a lifetime to master, I have made a start.

Soon, I decided to start selling my drums. My homemade drums sounded better and had higher quality construction than the drums I saw in my local music shops. Once I found I could produce them for a competitive price without sacrificing quality I decided to go for it. Who wouldn’t? I’ve always loved a challenge and this business will challenge all of my favorite skills. My programming and web design background will help me build a great website, my 11 years of music experience will help me spread my name and my desire to find out how things work will help me push the envelope with my designs.

It may not look like much right now, but I have big plans for Quain Percussion.