Some musical instruments take years of hard work and practice, while others... well, don't. In the case of triangles, they pretty much can be played by anyone, but that's what makes them so great. Of course, triangles can still play a significant role in the sound of a concert percussion ensemble. For this reason, respected drum and percussion companies like Grover Pro, Meinl, TreeWorks and Sabian each specialize in their own concert triangles, strikes and mounts, and they can all be found in this catalog along with many others.
Before jumping into your options, it's important to remember that triangles come in various sizes and are made out of many different metal alloys. Both of these factors (along with how you play them) will give you various pitches in sound, ranging from light and dark to thin and full. To start your search, check out the Treeworks 4" Triangle, made from steel high carbon alloy and featuring a satin chrome finish. Heat treated at 500 degrees, this triangle gives you a full spectrum of sound and it comes with an 8" beater. Or, take a look at the Meinl Bill Saragosa Liquid Triangle in Black Nickel. Boasting special steel alloy that's filled with water and welded to a steel shell, this triangle can be struck or bowed on any portion of its surface to create a wide range of sounds, including eerie overtones in the chamber.
You'll also find plenty of strikers and mounts in this section. For example, the Ludwig LE-1337 Triangle Beater is a chromed steel rod with a rubber handle that produces a clear, chiming tone. There's also the Grover Pro Brass Tubular Beater: a striker that's designed for pronounced overtone production. In fact, the wall of the 2-1/4" long brass alloy head is extra thick and heavy, and the result is a ringing shimmer upon your triangle's impact. As for mounts, the Grover Pro PTC Pro Triangle Mount has a versatile side-arm extension for mounting any triangle in a vertical or horizontal configuration.
Whether you're a veteran percussionist who wants to expand your kit with more tonal possibilities or an enthusiastic music lover who wants to partake in jams with your musician friends, you'll find something to your liking in these pages. These concert triangles, strikers and mounts are proof that even the simplest of instruments can be solidly built with high quality materials, and it's obvious from the moment you start making music with them.