Thunder Shaker: Thunderer, Spring Drum, Storm Tube
Smaller than its big brother but just as noisy 🙂
The thunder shaker is played by holding the tube section and allowing the metal spring to dangle freely, the instrument is then gently shaken from side to side. This creates a fantastically realistic thunder sound that must be heard to be believed! The more vigorously the instrument is shaken, the more of a booming thunderclap the player is able to produce.
When using this instrument it is possible to produce a wealth of other interesting noises with experimentation. One staff favourite is to tap the spring with a pencil whilst it is reverberating to create a sound uncannily like a tube train rattling through the underground. Try it yourself and see what other atmospheric sound effects you can create with your thunder shaker!
This Fair Trade instrument is handcrafted in Bali and is decorated with beautiful and colourful dot painting. Each shaker will have its own uniquely handsome design because of this careful process of embellishment, therefore the pictures shown here should be seen as illustration purposes only.
Size: Approx. 8″ (20cm)
Credentials: Fair trade basis, ethical
Near & Fair is a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers so you can be confident that this item was made using no exploitative labour
See our full range of ethically sourced musical instruments. All ethically sourced, of course!
You are welcome to visit our fair trade shop in Hull to view our full range of gifts, clothing and groceries.
We are based in Trinity Market Arcade, Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 2JH. (We are nearest the Market Place/Lowgate entrance which is opposite Liberty Lane. The nearest carpark is King William House multi-storey.)