Natal African Wood Claves
— The larger of these two claves is hollow and scalloped
to amplify the sound when struck with the smaller striking clave. The
larger size also gives a lower pitch than many claves.
originally conceived in 1958 by distinguished British percussionist
Alan Sharp who, unable to find the exact instruments he wanted to play,
sourced their individual parts and assembled them himself. His bongos
were of such high quality that orders began to flood in, eventaully
leading to the foundation of the Natal Percussion Company in 1965.
Natal is fully committed to producing drums and hardware of the highest
standard of quality, and Natal percussion is used by top artists
including Brian Downey (Thin Lizzy) and Ian Matthews (Kasabian).
- Hollow, scalloped clave amplifies the sound