OldFart wrote: Trying to recreate an organic sound by means of something composed of metal or plastic, or both, can be challenging; and with that in mind, I wonder if hard-milled mallets played against an attaché case, or small carry-on luggage would suit (no pun intended). Or if you have drum cases - put one of those to use.
Thanks again, Randy. I like the idea. It's a great example of thinking beyond what's sold as a percussion instrument. Almost anything that can be played loud enough can be such an instrument, which is easily overlooked.