Bentwood Temple Blocks

Bentwood Temple Blocks

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Bentwood Temple Blocks

There had been nothing like it before. Temple blocks made from a single ply of Ash bent into a curved, organic shape, harkening back to the days of the carved chinese temple blocks. The warm, open tone is what refined artists expect from a temple block. The BSP Bentwood Temple Blocks are mastery in sound and instrument woodcrafting.

  • Warm, rich, open temple block sound

  • Exclusive shock mount design maximizes resonance

  • Solid bentwood Ash and Finnish Birch plywood construction

  • Includes solid Maple mounting bar and universal clamp mount

  • Individually mounted - blocks can be rearranged or used in other setups in any combination

Sound, Design, and Functionality

We bend a solid piece of Ash into a unique, rounded shape to supply the body of the temple block, with Finnish Birch plywood used for the sides.  Not only does the solid wood make for better sounding temple blocks (think solid shell snare drums), but the shape increases impact strength significantly.  The rounded shape also increases the "sweet spot" of the block, and produces a warm, round tone reminiscent of traditional temple blocks...which plastic or square blocks can never duplicate.

Our custom solid maple mounting bar places the front edge of each block in line, making them easier to play confidently.  Each block is mounted with a clamp which fits over a 3/8" knurled post, creating the freedom to place the blocks in any arrangement.  This versatility proves useful in multiple percussion set-ups when only select blocks are needed, or a combination of percussion instruments are required, such as woodblocks or cowbells.  The mounting bar can also attach to any existing cymbal stand by means of a universal clamp integrated into the construction of the mounting bar.

Comes in:
Set of 5 Blocks with Mount - TBSET5
Pitches low to high: C / D / F / A / C


Set of 6 Blocks with Mount - TBSET6
Pitches low to high: C / D / F / G / A / C