The images on this page are samples of what is available. I
make many more items and variations than what is pictured. I have a
supply and sources of bamboo and can create something special for
your space or your use in music. I only use very high quality bamboo
and preserve each piece with heat and a suitable finish. I can
also make you a Bamboo Aeolian Device that combines percussive and
wind tone qualities. Directions will either accompany the piece or be
emailed to you. Email me with additional questions or ask about the
possibilities with this versatile material.
A new bamboo creation
Group of Batutus
Group of Spring Drums
SB and Mallet Bows
Multi-Directional Wind Flute
Made from quality, cured, phyllostachys bamboo, these rattles can give
a wide range of sound. As the smaller culms that are bundled in the
larger culm, these can be reduced or added to so as to change the
sound. It is also possible to add other items you find or have to
alternate the percussion sounds of this versatile device. By holding
the Boo Rattle in different places, various rhythms can be achieved.
In addition the main large culm has guiro notches carved into it in a
variety of numerical sequences. These notches can be rubbed with any
of the accompanying culms (sticks) for various sound patterns and
Two of the Boo Rattles may be emptied of their contents and the flat
part of the bases of both bamboo culms may be struck together for
wooden drum sounds much like stamping drums. Or using a brick or rock
and a thick piece of cloth, the culm bases may be struck against the
cloth covered brick. Boo Rattles is like having several percussion
instruments in one device.
Boo Rattles look good in the studio or as a sound sculpture in your house. They have been heat treated and lightly oiled. See the prices
page for prices.