The BLOX now comes standard with this improved locking-balance system for the best staggered effect of the tone-blocks as they strike the sound box on every "clap."
The sound box is made of 3/8” (9mm) project-grade 7-ply birch with poplar blocking on three edges. In other words, it will take all the abuse that a drummer can dish out. The top and bottom plates have a natural resonance frequency of the musical tone E, while the air cavity hums at C# (C-sharp). The tone blocks (which have a specific gravity of .42 – not that you care, but that’s how into it I am) are tuned to Bb (B-flat). This attunes The BLOX to an underlying minor 6th chord. Sweet! Of course, across the entire striking surface, the sound is ultimately atonal giving The BLOX its uniquely percussive clapping tone – loud enough for stage work yet articulate enough for the recording studio.
Just think of all your favorite songs that have clapping in them (see list above left). So, why hire four hand-clappers at union wages for a sound that your drummer could provide with his left foot? Get The BLOX!