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Weiss Chromatic Saucer Bell Set with Mallet

Model: SW-SAUCERBELLS

Availability: In Stock

$149.95

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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Weiss Chromatic Saucer Bell Set with Mallet - Product Information

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.

  • Includes small brass headed mallet.
  • Range: C7 to C8

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Comments:

The bells are about 2" to 1.5" in diameter from lowest to highest. I tested the tuning (c6-c7), and each bell was very well tuned. They do not produce very much volume, so if you are using them as a substitute for crotales in a musical theater situation, be sure to mic them well. They will not carry or project the same way crotales do. They are much more focused in pitch than crotales, producing a clear fundamental pitch with very little overtones. I played these side by side with crotales, the latter possessing a much more complex overtone series. So they are not a 1:1 substitute, but are an excellent option given the price. They fit onto the Zildjian crotale bar mount as well as the Liberty crotale mounting system. I have not tested them on other brands of crotale mounts.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Erik

Rating:

4.00

A Great Set Of Bells

Comments:

I was looking for some bright, tuned sounds in the higher octaves (7th) to augment my tuned gongs, rin bowls, and similar sounds. These are very bright and clear sounding with good pitch. I'm very pleased with them and am building a holder to mount them chromatically like crotales. For the price you can't go wrong!

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Michael Bettine

Rating:

5.00

Weiss Chromatic Bells

Comments:

Very useful addition to the available equipment list. Good clear fundamental with lots of shimmering overtones and very well in tune. I will be mounting them on a frame in the standard naturals/sharps keyboard sequence for ease of playing melodically. I agree with a previous reviewer - I would love to have the next lower octave. These bells will find their way into a lot of my arrangements and will be very useful substitutes for crotales and sound effects in pit orchestras. Very well done!

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Roger Myers

Rating:

5.00

Love these bells, but I want moar!

Comments:

I love the sound of these bells. They're a relieve for the gigging percussionist. I too will be remounting them in horizontally on a homebrew stand. Please please please consider also making a "low octave" version.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Daniel L Wells

Rating:

5.00

Excellent Product

Comments:

I am on a tight budget. Most musical shows I've been recently playing require crotales and bell tree. This is an alternative for both. Although it is not an exact match, it is very close.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Mark Alexander-Gray

Rating:

5.00
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