visual scratch _ crabs

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The crab scratch was created by QBert in 1995. He saw DJ Excel do a twiddle scratch, which is a two-finger version of the crab scratch. QBert expanded on the idea and created a scratch that used all four fingers.

Crabs are much like a multi-click flare, but the thumb holds the fader closed like a spring while the other fingers click against it in sequence.

Sources: DJ Axel Foley, A Taxonomy of DJs

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