Pete Engelhart began crafting metal percussion instruments after spending time in Brazil in the 1950's. He combined his life long love of jazz, a knowledge of latin rhythms and sounds, and his ability as an artist to produce complicated resonant tuned bells. Pete has now been hand crafting metal percussion for nearly 45 years. He has designed a large variety of highly creative instruments that are now used worldwide by many professional musicians. The Reco-Reco BNC is a combination of More Info »
The Clave Castanet is a combination of the two: castanet and clave sounds. Pete Engelhart has designed the instrument ideally to fit on a drum kit as a sound effect to enhance the percussion role of the drummer or the percussionist's sound library. Unique and creative! The instrument includes a mounting bracket.
Six heavy gauge metal bells individually tuned, Pete Engelhart originally designed the Blossom Bells to be hand held and hit against each other to create a church bell effect. They have become extremely popular and often players use yarn mallets to get that "ringing" choir bell effect. We've seen them played with fingers, sticks, rods,etc. The bells are divided into two groups of three and mounted such as to be seated on a flat surface or hand held. Sound Sample
Pete Engelhart has come up with the perfect drumset addition. The Sapo has a mounting bracket and will fit on a bass drum hoop or stand and is a perfect compliment for latin-influenced music. Pete has tuned the bells so they can be a sound effect and a rhythm instrument. It is an agogo bell, square bell and metal spring and rod. The musical possiblities are endless with the Sapo.
The Reco Reco is a Brazilian metal instrument with springs. It is used to play rhythm, effects and colors. Pete Engelhart has designed his Reco Reco with the addition of a cowbell in the body. There are a variety of sounds available and when played creatively this Reco Reco can be very effective in mood production. It is mountable for drum set or as an accessory for percussion. Sound Sample
Pete Engelhart designed the Satellite Drums to be hit with mallet or stick. When the metal bar is hit with a soft mallet the sound produced is similar to a steel drum. A stick produces a loud resonant, metallic effect. The drums are pitched at intervals and very compelling for sound effects and rhythmic patterns. Sizes are approximately 5" and 7". They are stand mountable. These are made exclusively for us by Pete.