Schalloch appears to be an offshoot of Meinl. This cajn is super-solid, a beast of burden that working percussionists will adore. It's cheap, you won't mind beating it up and boy can it take it. This is a great choice for all levels of players. The design is comfortable and basic, nothing fancy. So those who don't like a lot of elaborate (and expensive) frills, this impressively constructed and bold-sounding cajn will work out very well.