Triangle Machine

Finger Cymbal Machine

Triangle Machine Plus

Crotale Machine

Horizontal Machine

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Triangle Arm

Machine Body

Finger Cymbal Arm

Machine Body Plus

Crotale Arm + Beater

Horizontal Mount

Everything's interchangeable. Mix and match all pieces.

Beater Upgrade Kit

Extra Plastic Ties

Finger Cymbal Mount

Triangle Suspension Mount

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Broadway Shows

Follies
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Nine
Fiddler On The Roof
The Light In The Piazza
The Drowsy Chaperone
LoveMusik
Finian’s Rainbow
The Addams Family
Scandalous
Big Fish
Side Show

Photo from Broadway Revival of Follies.

Broadway Cast Albums

Follies
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
Nine
Fiddler On The Roof
The Light In The Piazza
LoveMusik
Finian’s Rainbow
The Addams Family
Scandalous
Big Fish
Side Show

Also, cast albums for Stephen Sondheim's Road Show, and New York City Center Encores' productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Pipe Dream.

Played drums on Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein, arranged and conducted by legendary Stephen Sondheim orchestrator, Jonathan Tunick.

Photo from Broadway Cast Album of Side Show.

Broadway Subs

Titanic
Jekyll & Hyde
Chicago
The Lion King
Cabaret
Scarlet Pimpernel
Charlie Brown
Fosse
Annie Get Your Gun
The Music Man
The Producers
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Oklahoma
Forty Second Street
The Color Purple
Spamalot
Three Penny Opera
Lestat
Pajama Game
Mary Poppins
Xanadu
Young Frankenstein
South Pacific
Next To Normal
Evita
Cinderella
Matilda

Photo from Broadway Cast Album of Big Fish.

Why The Miller Machine

In 2001, I was playing the Broadway Revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the Belasco Theater in New York City.

Because they had combined the original percussion and drum set books and I was playing both, there was a tricky passage where I needed to play a snare drum roll, then a timpani roll, then hit the triangle.

I was using the felt end of a pair of Firth Swizzles to play the snare roll and timp roll and didn't have time to pick up a triangle beater to get to the cue in time. I needed a better solution.

Here's the first one I made back in 2001.

Original Version

I used wood, some green felt, rubber bushings, and parts of other hardware to put it together,

The triangle arm was made from an old Ludwig shell mounted cymbal holder that was cut down to size, top grounded flat, and two holes drilled for the plastic loops.

To suspend the triangle I was using fishing line that was crimped together.

I used an old LP Jam Block bracket to mount the triangle arm to the body.

I added a piece of red latex tubing to the beater, so it could be seen in a darkened pit.

Current Version

The body is machined from a solid piece of high density plastic that's both light and durable.

The triangle arm is powder coated for extra durability and can be adjusted to accommodate most triangles.

Custom designed beater specifically made for the Machine.

The striking end is made from a custom piece of red tubing to make it easier to see it in a darkened pit, along with reducing stick attack noise.

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