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Toca's new 3/2 Clave Block (T32BY) is a combination of many influences. It gets its name from the "3/2 clave" that's a fundamental rhythm in Afro-Cuban music. It gets its shape from that of highly resonant Asian temple blocks. And it gets its very existence from the need of contemporary drummers and percussionists for a melodic block that can project through high-volume music, with stand the impact of hard playing, and fit virtually anywhere.
The distinctive bright-yellow body of the 3/2 Block is made of a durable composite material that creates clear, warm percussive tones. A specially contoured ridge on the top edge is designed to with stand repeated high impact while promoting projection. The block is sized and shaped to produce a medium-high pitch that fits melodically between many of the high- and medium-pitched blocks currently available on the market. This will appeal to drummers and percussionists seeking to expand their sonic palette.
Fitting a block on a drumkit or percussion setup can sometimes be a challenge, because space is always at a premium. The 3/2 Block meets this challenge with an innovative mount that allows the block to be swiveled from side to side without having to re-position the clamp. Once the optimum positioning has been achieved, the mount secures the block firmly, preventing any possible movement.
This block is a good size, well-made and a great value at the price. The sound is perfect for Latin music.
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