Pete Engelhart began crafting metal percussion instruments after spending time in Brazil in the 1950's. He combined his life long love of jazz, a knowledge of latin rhythms and sounds, and his ability as an artist to produce complicated resonant tuned bells. Pete has now been hand crafting metal percussion for nearly 45 years. He has designed a large variety of highly creative instruments that are now used worldwide by many professional musicians. The Reco-Reco BNC is a combination of More Info »
These metal bells are generally pitched a third apart from each other. They are played with sticks/rute/etc. on the rods on the top of the instrument. They are mountable and often used in creating rhythm patterns or unusual sound effects. Although similar to agogo tuning, their sound is much more spatial! Sound Sample
The Guataca is a traditional instrument developed from a small garden hoe. It is metal and played with wood or metal sticks. Used primarily as a rhythm instrument, it is also an excellent effect. The Pearl Guataca has scalloped edges and has a built-in mounting bracket. It can be played handheld or mounted.
"Noah Bell" is the common name given to a distinct type of bell hand-manufactured in India by ancient and inherited traditions. Some monasteries in India are credited with manufacturing Noah Bells for hundreds of years. The profits from the selling of authentic Noah Bells are used to finance the activities of the particular monastery which fashioned them.These bells are popular among collectors because of their intricate resonances, warmth and the mystique that surrounds them. One tale proclaims that these bells More Info »
The Pearl PPS20 Foot Pedal Bracket features a Squared Dimple Post to insure there will be no slipping of any accessory item that you place on the rod. This is made for the drummer or percussionist adding a cowbell, wood block or other accessory to their set-up using a bass drum pedal. The foot pedal bracket is height adjustable and anchored by reversible tips --rubber and spike-- to insure no slipping on any type of floor surface. (The cowbell and More Info »
Horacio has redesigned 5 distinct cowbells for drum set and percussion players. They are beautifully finished with a quick release system that allows the bell to lift off of its mount for hand held playing. Each bell has a distinct sound. The bells vary in pitch but are well matched to play as a unit. The mounts are well designed for stacking.
The Danmar Cowbell Holder has been a standard for many years. Made of strong metal to endure high impact, the holder secures tightly to your bass drum hoop and will not slide while playing the cowbell. The bass drum version is 6" high. If you need your cowbell mounted off of a stand there is a version which adjusts to different size stand diameters. It will clamp securely to the stand and give more options for placement of your bell.