The Rig is a selection of musical curiosities created by upcycling everyday objects to make amazing new sounds!
Here’s what we have…
the big rig
Sometimes we call it the Kitchen Rig because it’s made up of things you might find in a kitchen: washboards, egg cups, pots and pans, cutlery…
the hooter tree
The “Hooters” on our Hooter Tree are a combination of hand horns, bicycle horns and old-fashioned fire lighters. The firelighters are attached to an assortments of whistles, making noises from train whistles to duck quacks!
the rhythm rig
The Rhythm Rig is complete with metal kettles, bottle top, coconuts, cutlery, wooden spoons and two big drums – it makes a huge range of sounds and so we find that this is where most of the grooves happen!
tin can telephones
Have secret conversations through the tin cans! The sound runs from one tin can, down the string and out through the other!
the bells rig
Bicycle bells, keys, hand bells, hotel reception bells….! You name it! We’ve got a huge assortment on our Bells Rig, and we love seeing what tunes we can make.
The Telephone Rig is complete with old fashioned telephones and you can have conversations through the pipes. But it can also be used as a Music Box!
Hit the targets with the beaters and see what happens to the water. Will the sound make little ripples or big splashes? It depends how hard you hit it!
Our Pixie Rigs are designed for babies and toddlers so they too can explore the Rig. One is made of upcycled metal cutlery and the other wooden spoons.
The Rigs in action…
bits ‘n bobs
It might not look like it but this is an old metal bath and we’ve upcycled it to make it into a really great sounding drum. You can make lots of different sounds, play the top and sides of the bath
The broom stomps come in two sizes, big and baby! We’ve upcycled a broom, attached some bells and a metal plate to it and fastened it to a wellie boot so you can be your own drum kit!
Our bucket drum is exactly what it says on the tin…. a bucket that we turned into a drum! It’s a particular favourite for little ones as it’s just the right size.
suitcase bass drum
We’ve attached a bass drum pedal to this old suitcase and it works a treat! It often gets teamed up with the bucket drum as a full kit!
magic oven tray headphones
Play them normally, you might get a slightly dull metallic sound. Attach the strings to your fingers, put your fingers in your ears and get your friend to play the oven tray and a magical sound world follows.
piano key wind-chimes
We’ve recycled some old piano keys to make this unique wind-chime. Unlike our cutlery wind-chimes, the clunk of the ivories creates a softer sound.