Cowbell

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Post Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:20 am

I'd like to add a cowbell to my set. I don't know what to choose. Please help me :)

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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:14 am

I`m no help... i`ve got 4 so far
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:50 pm

Demented Drummer wrote:I`m no help... i`ve got 4 so far


HAHA i was gonna say that! :lol:

I think the LP Ridge Riders are the best as their really durable and have a really cutting sound but they also have a really dull sound because of the jenigor block, if you want an open ringy sound go for an LP Black Beauty 8)
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Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:01 am

Demented Drummer wrote:I`m no help... i`ve got 4 so far


Witch reminds me;

NEEDS MORE COWBELL!

Gene Frenkle would be proud of you! :lol:
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Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:47 pm

Animal wrote:
Demented Drummer wrote:I`m no help... i`ve got 4 so far


Witch reminds me;

NEEDS MORE COWBELL!

Gene Frenkle would be proud of you! :lol:


I don`t plan on stopping anytime soon either!
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Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:44 pm

That skit has ruined my enthusiasm to use a cowbell, because now, if you hit a cowbell, someone just has to blurt out that overdone skit!

I have two when I need them. 8)
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Post Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:05 am

I have a few (all LP) and like them all. Cowbells are like cymbals - as size increases volume increases too. Which one to choose depends on what you need, like choosing a ride cymbal or snare drum.

The classic LPs (black powder-coated) are quite dry and punchy. The LP Salsa models (gun metal finish) have a more open and ringy tone.

I would suggest LP s Mambo or Timbale cowbells as good all-around models for drum set playing. The Rock and Ridge Riders are great, but the thicker gauge suits them better for rock music.

Try to avoid bells with weird overtones. Most of the time those aren't well welded and would break later.
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:46 pm

I have many cowbells. LP, Pearl, Ludwig etc etc. I recently bought a Sonor cowbell and must say it is exceptional. It is without a doubt the best cowbell I've ever bought. If you can find them in your area, do check out Sonor.

The particular bell I bought is a cha cha bell and I have an LP of similar size. There's no comparrison at all. The quality, sound and manufacture of the Sonor surpasses the LP in every conceivable way.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:00 am

I have 2 LP bells, a Rock Ridge Rider that is low and a bit on the "dull" side and a chrome 5" bell that I've had for about 25 years. I think it's a chrome version of the Black Beauty, and it has a nice high pitch. I just used it on our new CD and it really cuts through nicely.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:36 am

I use a cowbell sound for my click track in the studio, and when we do play back I'll mute it and throw it in here and there to see how it sounds and annoy my band, lol!!
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:45 am

I use a 10" LP Ridge Rider, it rocks perfectly.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:20 am

#1. Cowbells have faded away. Yes there is the percussion block that is working it's way into the system ( slowly ). But I have been playing drums for almost 20 years and yes I have a cow bell. It is a LP cowbell that I got back in 1987. As far as sound...it's a freakin' cow bell!! How do you think it is going to sound? Like a cow bell!! It's use to this day....it's on my beater kit that is in a box in the garage. More cow bell? Not right now.
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Post Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:03 am

it depends on what music your playing , the lp rock cowbell is great for rock but if your doing latin music you may want something a little smaller or a different sound
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Post Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:35 am

stump wrote:More cow bell? Not right now.


Never question Bruce Dickinson! Roll it! :lol:

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(Sorry NWCrucher; I can't help it! :oops: "I gotta fever, and the only prescription, is more cowbell!" :lol: )
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