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weiss large wooden ratchet

Weiss Large Wooden Ratchet

This large version of the traditional ratchet measures 14.5″ long and is very loud. These large ratchets are hand crafted in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

beautifully built, but extraordinarily loud

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The construction is outstanding, and it works beautifully, but as mentioned in the description Steve Weiss Music offers it is quite loud - frankly, much too loud for any of the orchestras I work with. I wish there was something available between this and the smaller "crank" ratchet that we see used most often. The build quality is why my rating is so high. The fact that I doubt I'll ever use it in concert (because of how loud it is) is why it's not rated a "5."

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James Walker

Rating:

4.00

Wow - so perfectly loud!

Comments:

Doing Pines of Rome, this filled the bill. So many other single hand ratchets are difficult to control to get a loud long continuous roll. But this is so so much easier. Highly recommend.

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Ann Nonymous

Rating:

5.00

One monster ratchet

Comments:

A nice deep sound. Perfect for Nutcracker.

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Sharon

Rating:

5.00

Gets the job DONE

Comments:

One of our HS Wind Ensembles performed a piece recently at festival, only to get the comment from an adjudicator that the ratchet wasn't loud enough. While this ratchet is likely overkill for the majority of pieces, it seems incredibly more durable than the average ratchet & definitely cuts through any of our bands & Symphony Orchestra (our largest concert band currently has about 75 students, with the other 2 bands roughly 50ish each). While the world was shut-down due to Coronavirus & our other festival was canceled, I suspect that judge won't make the same comment about this ratchet

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Doug

Rating:

5.00

Well-made and loud

Comments:

Very nicely made. Large and very loud!

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Rick Kennedy

Rating:

5.00

Loudest Ratchet ever!

Comments:

If you want to reach out to your audience in a a very attention getting way. This is the tool to do it!

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Troy Peterson

Rating:

5.00

very good

Comments:

This is an extremely loud ratchet! It may actually be too loud for some situations. The ratchet seems to be very well-made. The sound is lower than the traditional smaller sizes, so be aware of that.

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Anonymous

Rating:

5.00

very loud

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I own a smaller ratchet, but the orchestra I play with was playing Beethoven's Wellington's Victory. The ratchet has a very full, bold sound and loud enough to cut through the orchestra and cannon sounds. I've only had it for a month, but it seems to be very sturdy.

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masatoshi enomoto

Rating:

5.00

Large Ratchet

Comments:

Excellent product & fast shipping.

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Posted By:

jim

Rating:

5.00
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