Clave is the rhythmic pattern that forms the basis of Latin music. Clave is phrased in what is known as a 3/2 (forward clave) or 2/3 (reverse clave) feel. That is, three beats then two beats or two beats then three beats. Claves are the traditional instruments used to play clave and are comprised of two sticks that are struck together to get a sharp, cracking sound.
Clave and striker are the same size (8"L x 1"W)
Loudest clave available and is made of specially formulated fiberglass
Nearly indestructible construction yields an incredibly loud “cutting” sound that can be heard on recordings from around the world
Cuts through loud music, ideal for large bands or marching bands