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 »
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 »
These metal bells are generally pitched a third apart from each other. They are played with sticks/rute/etc. on the rods on the top of the instrument. They are mountable and often used in creating rhythm patterns or unusual sound effects. Although similar to agogo tuning, their sound is much more spatial! Sound Sample