My design of adjustable/mutable snares, allows you to emulate the sounds of many different kinds of cajón because they can be adjusted with fine precision with the simple turn of a knob. The snares can be completely muted making possible a preferred sound of many Peruvian percussionists which emphasizes articulation and tone. This muted setting is also ideal while playing the tonal head, which is meant to sound like the Cuban style "Bajo" cajón. Most Nautilus cajóns include entorchadas.
Small, unobtrusive, steel knobs on the outside of the cajon make it possible to quickly and easily make fine adjustments to the pressure of the snare on the back of the tapa, enabling many degrees of variation in the snare sound. Their position on the top of the cajon (made possible by the smallness of knobs) allows the player to mute the snare buzz by turning it to contact the top (seat) of the cajon.