Clap stack alternatives

bongomania

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I have wanted to get an Agop clap stack from the day they were released, but no way am I paying $412 for an effect I’d only use on a few tunes. I don’t want to add electronics to my kit for just this one thing either.

I haven’t had luck making my own by stacking splashes and small crashes so far—they’re great for high pitched clashing sounds, but not that dry clap. I’ve gotten closer with the rim click flam trick recommended by Jojo.

Anything else I should try?
 

Woody85

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I like putting a small cymbal on a snare drum. Depending on a few variables (the drum, the cymbal, and your technique) you can get some cool lofi electronic sounding handclaps.
 

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Meinl Turbo Crasher?
Cheap and more than a one trick pony.

Zildjian Trashformers are great as well, and broken ones often come up for free - should still work for a clap stack.
 


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