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Horses Hooves Effect

We are today adding to our range a matched pair of artisan-made exotic hardwood turned bowls which create the sound effect of horses’ hooves.

It was traditionally thought that in the days of Commedia dell’arte and in the orchestra pit of the silent cinema, that this effect was produced by two halves of a hollowed out coconut. However, catalogues of sound effects of that period show conclusively that matched pairs of turned hardwood bowls such as those which we are offering you, were always the preferred medium for producing this effect.

Although things have changed since the introduction of samples, in my opinion you can't beat the clash of beautifully turned hardwood bowls to produce the most satisfactory sound.



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