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Weiss Chromatic Saucer Bell Set with Mallet - Low Octave

Model: SW-SAUCERBELLS-LOW

Availability: In Stock

$349.95

This full octave (13 notes) of chromatically tuned saucer bells fill the need for tuned bells at an incredible price. The bells come setup like a tuned bell tree on a string, but can be removed to play individually on a string, on a pad i...
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This full octave (13 notes) of chromatically tuned saucer bells fill the need for tuned bells at an incredible price. The bells come setup like a tuned bell tree on a string, but can be removed to play individually on a string, on a pad inverted, as a chromatic set, put back onto string in different scales; the possibilities are endless.

  • 5mm Mounting hole works on Crotale Stands
  • Includes small brass headed mallet.
  • Low Octave Range: C6 to C7

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Comments:

Wonderful sound!A must have for any percussion setup!!!

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Posted By:

jeffrey w brown

Rating:

5.00

Sound great - tricky to mount

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First off, if you're hoping these will cover you when you need crotales I would measure your expectations. These bells certainly have a denser overtone spectrum than a glockenspiel but not nearly as much as crotales. I personally think that's a benefit, it offers us a new timbre in that range of tuned metals that was primarily limited to two options. They would certainly fool some conductors/musical directors/etc. but I would recommend having a backup plan for those more discerning podium occupants. Mounting: yes, the holes are large enough to fit on a standard crotale mount. However, the playing area that produces the greatest amount of dynamic range, and clearest fundamental pitch is at the bottom of each bell. I've found mounting them like an Aluphone creates the greatest ease of movement, but in order to bow the naturals and accidentals I found the most useful mounting strategy was to attach a tom mount to a 0.5"x4" board and have the naturals and accidentals position on opposite sides with the top of each saucer facing the board. I have the two octaves separate so they can be stacked or aligned.

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Posted By:

Daniel Heagney

Rating:

5.00

The original saucer bells get a lower octave

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I bought some of the original higher octave saucer bells when they were introduced at a PASIC a while back. We referred to them as a "poor man's crotales" but have actually used them in a variety of performances and recordings even with regular crotales. They have an interesting sound and work with bell trees, crotales, orchestra bells, and those Sabian Jack DeJohnette "resonator" bells (if you are lucky enough to find some). They also are a great tuned addition to Japanese rin (temple bells) if you need some definite pitches. I know folks who have used them in place of tubaphones in orchestral and chamber works. Any way they sound great and are well worth the price. I place them on foam rubber and use most plastic orchestra bell mallets. They are very nice for glissandos.

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Posted By:

Joe Cochran

Rating:

5.00
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