Bowring Foot Pedal for Shrutibox

The foot pedal enables you to pump the bellows of your shrutibox with your foot while keeping the hands free. That way you can accompany yourself with the shrutibox while playing another instrument, e.g. guitar, flute, violin, or percussion. The only condition: the shrutibox must be able to stand stably on its own.

EU: 189 €
incl. VAT, plus 6.90 € shipping within Germany / 12,90 € within Europe
Non-EU: 158,82 €
plus 12,90 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The Bowring foot pedal works well for most shrutiboxes made by Monoj Kumar Sardar. It can be used for shrutiboxes with likewise construction from other makers as well (e.g. for our small Paloma shrutibox). However, the combination with our large Paloma shrutibox has limitations, because it does not allow full opening of the bellows and has a delay in resetting the pedal. The Bowring foot pedal does not work with our Monoj Kumar Sardar triple shrutibox at all, because this large box topples over during playing when not held in position with a hand.


A heavy stainless steel base plate ensures high stability, rubber coating on the upper side prevents slipping, and the fine coordination of the components guarantees noise-free movements of the mechanism. The main body of the pedal and the end of the traction device are made of solid wood. Including screws for permanent use and assembly instructions.

Manufacturer / Supplier

The Bowring foot pedal has been invented by engineer and musical instrument maker Richard Bowring in 2012. Each pedal is hand-made by Richard at his workshop in the Netherlands. It meets high European quality standards.


Folded: 22 x 9 x 3 cm, weight: 0.6 kg
Cable length: ca. 90 cm
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.