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Sabian Alu Bell 9 in.

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Adds a radical new voice to your setup!

The Alu Bell features a dome-shape and narrow striking edge. Aluminum creates a clear and musical bell-like response and is very lightweight to produce long, sustaining notes. Every Alu Bell is individually created using traditional sand-casting methods, so each piece has a rough surface. Aluminum Bells are comparatively thick and have an unfinished look, but their tone is very sweet and musical, with great sustain. They are also quality protected by the Sabian one-year warranty.


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SabianAlu Bell
 
3.7

(based on 19 reviews)

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rings too much???

Okay, for anyone who thinks this bell rings too much, here is a solution. turn it upside down( like it's supposed to be)and place it on top of your ride with a...Read complete review

Okay, for anyone who thinks this bell rings too much, here is a solution. turn it upside down( like it's supposed to be)and place it on top of your ride with a felt pad between them. add another felt on top of the bell and tighten you wing nut, or whatever kind of nut you use, down as tight as it will go. this mutes the ring and gives you the sound you need. Be careful about how hard you hit it with it only being cast aluminum.

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What is it good for?

I heard someone playing this in a local drum store, and it sounded like a bell. That's it, just a bell, a high pitched bell. He's a drummer for a metal band,...Read complete review

I heard someone playing this in a local drum store, and it sounded like a bell. That's it, just a bell, a high pitched bell. He's a drummer for a metal band, so I'm sure he might use it, but how often. I don't think it's even worth spending the money to put this thing on a stand.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

rings too much???

By CrossPointe Prasie Band

from Southeast America

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

Okay, for anyone who thinks this bell rings too much, here is a solution. turn it upside down( like it's supposed to be)and place it on top of your ride with a felt pad between them. add another felt on top of the bell and tighten you wing nut, or whatever kind of nut you use, down as tight as it will go. this mutes the ring and gives you the sound you need. Be careful about how hard you hit it with it only being cast aluminum.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad, just not what you'd expect

By threepiecedrummer

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

These aren't your typical metal/deathmetal bells that people seem to be expecting to hear, like the ones Chris Adler or any of those guys use. These are actual bells with a sustaining and distinct note. Much less for busy playing (unless you taped the hell of of it to mute it) More to add just a different kind of texture.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ring's awesomely!

By dr.tran45

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

Ok, just like the other reviews this bell does ring a lot. But that is when it is just hit by its self. While playing, the ring gets drowned out by everything else. I play in a Grind-core band right now, (really fast annoying noise) and it works great. The thing is perfect for accenting a harmonic on the guitar or an entrance to a breakdown. I wouldn't suggest riding on it because it doesn't sound quite right. But it you have about $60 and you want to add to your set with a new sound, this is a good by.P.S. If you have annoying dogs where you live, hit this thing and chase them with the bell, the'll hate it.

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This thing is realy bad...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

I used my friends alu bell, hoping to get some nice bell tone similar to a Zil...but I sounded like I was playing on a piece of metal pipe!! Do not buy this it rings forever and drowns out the whole set!

(1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Review

By cambronthoh

from winter haven fl.

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

this cymbal sucks. its not good at all. me and my dad went from lakeland to orlando looking for a mienl bell and i just thought thst since they didnt have any of those that i might as well get the sabian alu. bell. worst decision of my life but if you are stupid enough to buy this but a butt load of tape all over it cuz it rings forever and is annoying so do the world a favor and dont buy it maybe sabian will get the idea that thier cymbals suck and stop making them

 
5.0

ALUminum Bell review

By FunRhythms

from Arizona

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Pros

  • Great Aux Percission Bell
  • Great Sustained Ring
  • Many Voices

Cons

  • Surface Discolors Quickly

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Call To Worship
  • Drum Set Special Effects
  • Sound Bath Or Meditation
  • Spiritual Rhythm Circles

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

Bell=ring=sustain!! We own both the 9" & 11" which compliment our selection of singing bowls. For a mellower tone, invert the bell and strike on the inside edge with a medium hard rubber mallet. For a brighter sound mount the bell right-side up and strike the cup with a stick.
This ALUminum Bell works well in the drum set when utilized with wind chimes and so forth!!

 
4.0

Ping!

By willrojazz

from Whittier, CA

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

Very cool 7" bell overall.
Needs some muting though, tends to ring for a long time. Bought some moongel after placing on top of my ride and it's good to go.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

?????

By SabianDrummer

from Blossburg PA

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

Well once when I was small I ran into a flag pole. This sounds exactly like that. I used someones, I don't think I would get it unless it was on sale ring a bit to much maybe some tape would fix that but i dunno.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Accenting Progressives

By Jaffa

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

I bought both sises merely on impulse, I play in a prog rock band so a new sound is always welcome, little did I know how great these are. These bells are great with a well trained keyboardest, and are perfect for that unique accent. A specialized sound so be ready, and know your kit. This style takes skill to play not for average drummers but any pro can use them to full potential

 
4.0

DIFFERENT

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

I played this bell a drum shop and it wouldn't be used like a Zill-bell. In explanation: it isn't really a cymbal you use like Job For A Cowboy, or Chris Adler from L.O.G. It's sound is more of a tuned note rather than a ping. Kinda dissapointed cause Sabian needs a bell!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Terrible, terrible, terrible

By FroogleDoop

from Annapolis, MD

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

It's probably the most useless thing I've ever spent money on for my kit. I only keep it on because it sounds funny. It's not musical at all, so it's really only useful if you do weird sound affects for movies, which I doubt you do.

 
5.0

pure sweetness

By the kick from the herbal essence commercial!!!

from weston , FL

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

This has got to be one of the most sweet sounding bells out there. I have the 7 inch, and unlike the zil bel, the alu bell has a MUCH fuller sound!!!! And if you want it to has a smoother attack, just put a few strips of tape on the inside and its smoother than a baby's bottom!!!! BUY IT NOW!!!!

 
4.0

Bells from hell

By captspaulding

from Louisville, Ky

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

These bells were actually on sale, I got the 7 inch bell . They have a really bright tone that some people wouldn't like. I wanted just some raw bells more like a ride bell sound. The bell has a rough aluminum texture which kind of lessens the volume. It seems like you have to hit the bell a certain way just to get a good sound. I think it was worth the price but since musicians friend didn't have the sabian ice bells I got this. If moneys an issue I would buy it, if not I would buy the zil-bel instead

 
4.0

meh

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

it was more of an impulse buy. i saw it at the store and it sounded great on its own... but when playing with the rest of my kit, it kinda gets eaten up in the mix, not quite as loud as i thought it would be. my opinion is to invest in a zil-bel.

 
5.0

NICE BELL!!!

By drummerman5000

from Dallas,TX

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

I received this bell a couple of months ago. And right when i put it on the stand it sounded great! doesn't fade to quikly the 9in has a sound that will cut right though the other cymbals,it's very distinctive,haven't tried the 7in but i'm sure it's just as good

 
2.0

What is it good for?

By yaknow...

from PA

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

I heard someone playing this in a local drum store, and it sounded like a bell. That's it, just a bell, a high pitched bell. He's a drummer for a metal band, so I'm sure he might use it, but how often. I don't think it's even worth spending the money to put this thing on a stand.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

ever dropped a wine glass on carpet????

By ewww you pig

from Cape Cod

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

If so thats exactly what it sounds like. I wanted to buy a cheap bell for a good ping and this isnt the bell for that. Its rings WAY to long and just overall doesnt sound to good. I wouldnt ever buy it again or replace it.

 
5.0

GREAT SOUNDING BELL

By DrumDestroyer

from Teays Valley, WV

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Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

I got this yesterday, and the thing is thick, loud, and rings forever. I got the 7" and I love it! Its a little rough, looks as though it was just quickly cast, then they smoothed off only the edges, dont expect a perfectly smooth cymbal when you get this. Its great though! I just put some duct tape on the bottom, to cut down the sustain a bit, and I love it!

 
5.0

Amazing Bell

By CrazyDrumer911

from Lancaster, Pa

Comments about Sabian Alu Bell:

I just bought the Nine inch yesterday at a local drum store. I LOVE IT!!!! It has an amazing sound and is really thick, so it will not crack. Buy this bell without a second thought.

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