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LP Raw delivers a completely new concept in percussion for percussionists!

Get the thunderous punch and explosive power of Street Cans and upcycled trash can lids that make the LP Raw instruments a must-have for beat masters everywhere.

LP Raw 14 in. Street Can

LP Raw 16 in. Street Can

LP Raw 18 in. Street Can

LP Raw Jangle Bell

LP Raw Sound Enhancer Jingle

LP Raw Sound Enhancer Shaker

LP Raw Gong/Tom Leg Pack

LP Raw 4 in. POTZ with Mount

LP Raw 6 in. POTZ with Mount

LP Raw 8 in. POTZ with Mount

LP Raw Trash Snare

LP Raw Sound Enhancer Snare

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