First it was cowbells, then blocks, then tambourines. Now LP’s Fusheki lets drummers and percussionists play the soft shaker sound of a maraca with their feet. When attached to an LP388N Gajate Foot Pedal Bracket or LP388M Multi Stem Bracket the cleverly designed Fusheki allows the mountable maraca to be played using a standard bass drum pedal. The sound is created on the forward and backward strokes. The black plastic maraca body is threaded to a metal base that includes a beater shaft for insertion into the bass drum pedal. By unscrewing the body from this base, the player can change the fill material within the maraca in order to produce different sounds. The assembly in which the maraca moves features specially engineered bumpers to eliminate audible shell impact—thus producing only the maraca sound. It’s also adjustable in length to establish an even distance between front and rear strikes. Whether you’re seated behind a drumkit or atop a cajon, the LP Fusheki will help you add a subtle percussive nuance to your playing. So step on it, and start things shaking.
For some time now drummers have been trying to incorporate the sound of a shaker into their kit. Many players have tried to hold or tape small EGGZ Shakers while holding a drumstick. While these attempts had some success, there were obvious and clumsy drawbacks. To solve this problem and give players an easy and solid solution, Rhythm Tech has teamed up with NYC session great and educator Billy Ward to develop the Stickball®, a great percussive shaker/effect that will easily slip on and off any drum stick. The Stickball offers a classic dry shaker sound that minimizes the weight/feel changes of putting a shaker on a drumstick. Easy on and off the stick and holds securely without the use of a wing nut or other tightening mechanism. “What took you so long?” – is the reaction we’ve been getting from drummers and retailers who have seen and played Stickball®.
Developed nearly thirty years ago, The LP Afuche / Cabasa was designed to create rhythmic scraping sounds and patterns.