Vibraslap

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A Vibraslap manufactured by LP
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LP Vibraslap showing metal teeth

A vibraslap is a percussion instrument consisting of a piece of stiff wire (bent in a handle-like shape) connecting a wood ball to a block of wood with metal "teeth" inside. When the percussionist holds the handle in one hand and strikes the ball (usually against the palm of their other hand), the metal teeth vibrate against the wood block, causing a distinctive rattling sound. The instrument is the modern descendant of the jawbone.

The instrument is frequently used in Latin American music, and can also be heard in the music of alternative rock band Cake.

Vibraslaps come in a variety of sizes and materials. Template:Listen Template:Listen


'The Vibraslaps' were a New Zealand acoustic-rock band of the 1980s.

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