Basic Beat BB542 Crank Ratchet

Basic Beat

Item No. 201111
Alt. Part # BB542
UPC Code 881970002276

If you like sound effects, then this crank ratchet is a must have! Turn the handle to get the loud ratchet sound.  It would be a great addition to your sound effects collection!  -Jenny

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The Basic Beat standard crank-style ratchet adds an exciting sound effect to your music. This instrument produces a consistent ratchet sound when the crank is turned steadily. The ratchet can easily be played one-handed while holding another instrument by using the built-in clamp to secure it in place.

Designed with metal and wood for a bright, consistent sound
Built-in clamp to allow for one-handed playing


Dimensions: 6.5" (l) x 5.5" (w)

Basic Beat Guarantee: West Music and Percussion Source are proud to back Basic Beat products with a 1-year satisfaction guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with your Basic Beat purchase within the first year, we will be happy to exchange it for a replacement item or credit your account.
Please note: This musical instrument is not a toy. It is intended for use with adult supervision and is not for children under 3 years of age.

Brand Name Basic Beat
Reviews (5)
  • Great NOISE
    This is quite possibly the most pure sounding ratchet on the market. It is also very capable of any of your ratchet needs. I bought this for a ratchet festival (held in my backyard) and everyone was simply amazed with the quality. Do yourself a favor and pick one of these bad boys up and you won't be disappointed.
  • Love It!
    This Ratchet is a sturdy addition to my small percussion classroom collection.
  • Great ratchet
    Love it. Nice and loud and crisp. I ordered small percussion for choral song that calls for loud noise makers in several places.
  • LOUD
    Like the previous reviewer, my ratchet also broke. It was much louder than I expected it would be. Too loud to use just for fun with my classes of children. If someone had a deliberate use for it and treated it well it may fare better than mine did!
  • Ratchet
    This ratchet is very loud, maybe too loud. Used with a bunch of schoolkids they broke the wood out fairly quickly so that it no longer worked. However, used by an adult, I imagine it would last awhile and does make an interesting sound.