Made from Upcycled bottle caps. Use it on Hihats, cymbals, even your snare. Crunches up your sound in a unique way.
Each Bottle Cap Ching Ring is unique. Some are made of different bottle caps, some are made of one kind of cap. They all have the same crunchy quality.
This useful little creation "activates" much easier on a hi hat cymbal than any of our hand rattles do. The sixteen pairs of bottle caps on the ring are lightweight and quite responsive. The ring can obviously flex, bend and become somewhat amorphous because of the chain at its core.
Depending on how you position or play your hi hats, this thing may move off center - and that's not a bad thing! Because the chain is not stiff, the ring can be pulled toward to edge of the hi hats, for added effects when the hats are played closed (see video). The ring can also be used for cool rattle effects on toms and snares, even if it only resembles a pile of bottle caps by that point. And while not nearly as controlled as our hand rattles, the ring can be played by hand, the caps producing a brighter, more shimmery tone as a result of their flattened shape.
In an already crowded market of jingly hi hat things, we'd like to believe, the different materials and construction allow for some flexibility and different tones than what's already available.