Weird, ethereal, eerie and creepy are all words used to describe the sound of the AquaSonic Waterphone. This is the instrument used in movie and TV soundtracks as well as theatre productions for sound effects in mysterious or suspenseful scenes. Waterphones by Aquasonic are played by bowing the tines or beating soft rubber mallets against the pegs or the bottom of the pan. We have sold AquaSonic Waterphones to Broadway shows, Symphony orchestras and Rock groups. If you need a sound to More Info »
Strips of thin metal mounted across a frame best describes the construction of the Rhythm Tech Ribbon Crasher. It has a bright, metallic sound which is very loud and brash and will cut through all instrumentation. It is used as a rhythm instrument as well as a sound effect. The Crasher has a "Rock Lock" mount interface attached that will mount to any 3/8" rod. Two sizes are available: 11" and 15".
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 »
Constructed from natural cowhide and wood, Gon Bops Drum Shakers shakers are an essential hand percussion item, ideal for any set-up. Sold as a set of three shakers.
Constructed from wood and cowhide, this pair of shakers is typically played together to produce a "call-and-response" talking effect. Simply squeeze the skins to change the pitch and produce multiple sounds. Available in large and small sizes.
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. We encouraged him to make them mountable so drumset players and percussionists could use them in their setups. 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. They can be hand held and used in More Info »
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.
This special effects crash cymbal has a unique set of laser generated "cut outs" that allow it to produce a quick, dry, and trashy sound used for accenting and punctuating. The brilliant finish makes this "must have" shimmer like any A Custom.
Approx. 3 ft. long. Bamboo, tip it back and forth to create the soothing sound of rain. Great for meditation and relaxation.
Easy-to-grip hourglass design and heavy-duty steel construction in a shaker that cuts through in live applications. Play clave patterns on the flat side or hold your hand over recessed side to create unique shaker sounds.
Thin in weight, the Innovative Trash Smash has an inverted bell and is designed to be used as a ride and crash cymbal effect. The size is 19 inches. This is adaptable for all styles of music.
For the first EFX cymbal in the K Series, Zildjian has combined the same die-cut pattern featured in its A Custom EFX cymbals with the darker tone and traditional look of the K cymbals. This cymbal has a thin weight and a crash-size bell, so the response, decay, and projection are good. Its sound is a dark and explosive combination of trash and white noise. Features 16"- or 18"-diameter Thin weight Same "die cut" pattern as A Custom EFX cymbals More Info »
The Hammerax 14" Chick Magnet is a 14" cymbal enhancer. It Drops on and off instantly between the bottom and top hat or ride/crash cymbals. It increases loudness and is great for heel stomps and a more aggressive "chick" sound. All Hammerax instruments are torture-tested so you can hit them as hard as needed for projection and volume. (Ear protection is always recommended when drumming.) The distinctive bright edge tells you it’s a genuine Hammerax brand instrument that’s 100% made More Info »
The Vic Firth T5 Wood Timpani Mallet of the "American Custom" Series is a very hard special effects mallet. The wooden head diameter is 1 1/4" and the length is 14 1/2". All six models of the Vic Firth "American Custom" Timpani Mallet Series reflect Vic Firth's fifty years of experience as Solo Timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Each mallet is turned from a single piece of rock maple, which eliminates a core that could rattle and the need More Info »