I took the plunge on the world percussion cajon kit.
I have to say that, aside from the nitpicky complaints, I am pleased!
They’ve mapped the highhat to a shaker. I think it sounds pretty good. Ride cymbals and open hats seem to be mapped to other kinds of shakers and rattles, so the sound does change in B sections.
Some toms are mapped to udu and that works ok too.
My chief complaint is the noticeable slapback echo. It just sounds artificial. The room sounds much nicer on the flamenco set, but that set doesn’t seem to map quite as nicely to existing beats.
At any rate, to my ear and sensibilities, the world cajon kit works much better for me and my acoustic guitar than a full blown pounding drum kit.
I will be giving the World percussion cajon set a spin this weekend at a gig.
Spend your $5 if you do acoustic gigs. You’ll like it I believe.