The Vibraslap or chatterbox is an excellent piece of percussion, most commonly found in Latin American music.
Manufactured from durable 5mm thick bent metal wire connected to both a smooth wooden ball and hollow wooden box with metal ‘teeth’ inside, the percussionist holds the metal wire in one hand and strikes the ball, usually against the palm of the other hand.
The hollow box acts as a resonating body for a metal mechanism placed inside with six loosely fastened pins that vibrate and rattle against the top and bottom of the box.
- The vibraslap or as often known as a chatterbox is an excellent piece of percussion
- Hold the metal bar in one hand and slap the ball with the palm of your other hand. This causes metal teeth to vibrate in the wooden block giving a distinctive rattle
- 5mm thick bent metal wire for durablilty
- Great sound effect for music groups or recording studios