Simmons Clap Trap

“This is the first iteration of the Simmons Clap Trap after Dave Simmons left MusicAid to form Simmons Drums. These were produced from 1981 to 1984 when the company replaced this model with the digital version.

It’s fully working, and has been gone through. Sometimes when you turn off the Auto Trigger by hitting the Manual Trigger button the unit won’t flip back to Auto Trigger. But, you can just power off and back on and it will start in Auto Trigger mode.

Cosmetically, it’s in very good shape for its age with only a few light scuffs (see photos). Also, the Master Volume slider top is broken off, but it functions perfectly. ”
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Simmons Clap Trap

“This is the Original Simmons version holy grail of the clap trap right after Simmons officially started branding them from Musicaid. Tested and working… These claps cut through any mix… unbelievable… There are very minor nicks due to age.. The volume knob is missing but still functional… This is the 240V version…”
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Simmons Clap Trap


SIMMONS CLAP TRAP “RARE VINTAGE” Mint Condition.

This machine needs no introduction. Everyone who knows “clap machine” knows that the “Famous Clap Trap by Simmons is the best clap trap ever built. You can trigger it, play it, trigger it from a microphone, use it in the studio and more.

I used it on my snare using a microphone on my acoustic set. People would ask me after a gig all the time, “man what is that you’re using on your snare drum, it’s slammin, I told them it was the Simmons claptrap and they would reply, “that is the fattest clap I’ve ever heard. You will be amazed. This is a hard to find…!!!!! Hate to let it go… but I Gotta. It is very clean no scratches all knobs and buttons in tact works great!!!!” Click here to search for synths on eBay