My individual sound is defined by my instrument choices and my Black Swamp woodblocks are a big part of it. I love their tone and can get what I want out of them in many situations. AND they are built to last!
Doug Perkins - Boston Conservatory, Meehan/Perkins Duo
Rock Maple Woodblocks
Aren't all maple woodblocks basically the same? Nope. There's more to it than is obvious. The sound quality of a woodblock is dependent upon the quality of maple, the orientation of the grain, and the precise machining of the slot. The obsessive attention we pay to these details is why our woodblocks outperform other Maple woodblocks in sound quality and durability.
It doesn't take much for us to toss out a piece of maple that doesn't meet our strict standards. We get our maple from the northern hinterlands, where the stock is clear, tight-grained, and perfect for woodblocks. We orient the grain perpendicular to the slot prior to machining the slot with our CNC, which makes the sounding board extremely strong and consistent in sound.
Prime, tight-grain, clear rock maple
Vertical grain soundboards increase strength and projection
Clear tone with generous sweet spot
Stem inserted bottom bumpers won't peel off like the other guy's
BSP is not responsible when you peeve off the people near you on the stage.
Tiny - MWB4
Small - MWB3
Medium - MWB2
Large - MWB1
X-Large - MWB0
What Woodblock Should I Buy?
It's Your First Woodblock = Medium
Well Rounded Set = Small / Medium / Large
Feeling Adventurous = Go For the Complete Set!
Woodblock Multiclamp Mount Kit
This stuff is included
Our clamp attaches to the back of your Rock Maple Woodblock using supplied screws, grommets and clamp. The clamp fits a standard 3/8" knurled post for convenient placement in multi-percussion set ups, marching band or drum corps auxillary set ups, or claustrophobic theatre pit set ups.
Our clamp is superior to other mounts or clamps because of the unique grommet isolation between the clamp and the woodblock. This gives the block a little "flex", which greatly reduces risk of damage when compared to direct mount systems where the clamp is installed directly into the sides of the woodblock. Woodblock is not included.