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Although some musical instruments are definitely more difficult to play than others, the simple truth is that anyone with a little rhythm can participate in a musical performance. The world of percussion instruments is chock-full of unique and fun effects that take very little effort to play, and ratchets are a perfect example. For those who aren't familiar with this device, a ratchet is a unique orchestral instrument consisting of a gearwheel and firm board mounted to a handle which then rotates to create a rattling (or clicking) effect. Of course, like any instrument, the ratchet can be a versatile instrument in the hands of an experienced player, and in this section you're bound to find one that sounds great and is built to last through countless performances.
If you're strongly considering a ratchet but aren't sure which one is right for you, starting with the best sellers is always a safe bet. One of the most popular items in this catalog is the Trophy Ratchet Effect. Built with a strong, sturdy metal frame and featuring a heavy steel handle, this ratchet is very reliable and the effect it creates is one of many great ways to broaden your percussion routine. Grab this bad-boy and see for yourself: the Trophy Ratchet Effect would make a welcoming addition to any percussionist's drum bag (but it won't probably be sitting in your drum bag often).
With so many different percussion instruments and effects to choose from on today's market, it only makes sense to try out as many different ones as you can - after all, versatility is the strongest attribute that a percussionist can have. If you have never played a ratchet before, now is the perfect time to see what you're missing. Many of today's top drum and percussion manufacturers specialize in their own ratchet models, so you'll have no problem finding one to your liking.