Not so common percussion accesories...

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Post Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:00 pm

Just use your imagination. Once you start seeing the world around you as an instrument, the options just open up. You can use pieces of metal, trash can lids, frying pans and pots, large springs, saw blades etc etc.

You can make shakers out of bottles, containers, whatever.

Someone mentioned car wheel hubs, great idea. Suspend a spring across it.

You know what else is great? Get a whole bunch of old keys and tie them together. You can shake them, scratch them...

That's the beauty of percussion. It's endless and the limitations are all self imposed.
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Post Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:34 am

i've used; brake pads (make a hell of a mess)
plastic hub covers
roto tom bottoms (spin them then hit 'em sweet wirling effect) the wall
and a metal fan
the band wants to trigger a kid at some point THAT would be fun!
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Post Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:27 pm

I've used a VW Bus hubcap before. It's just not very loud. I still look around for wierd stuff every once in a while.