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Old 03-10-2008, 07:13 PM
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Just bounght a new Pearl Bala Cowbell.... It sounds great... I was wondering how people here mount their cowbell, other than the usual bass drum mount...
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:27 PM
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That's just what I did.....and didn't like it.

I've got a Meinl holder that mounts to the bass drum hoop. Put it on and found it's not for me. (it's now for sale....if anyone's interested, pm me).

Probably going to run an accessory mount off my rack somewhere...haven't quite settled on what, though. Until I do, the cowbell is on the floor, unused.

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Old 03-10-2008, 07:53 PM
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Just as I was reading the reply, an idea popped into my head. I mounted my cowbell under my hi-hat, left of the snare. I mounted it so it wouldn't interfere with my leg playing the hi-hat pedal. I used and ordinary multi-clamp with a cymbal arm. It's awesome for left-hand leads and ostinatos which opens up the kit for my right hand.


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Old 03-10-2008, 07:59 PM
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Neat looking kit, but I would question the placement of the bell on the left side... Do you play bell patterns with your left hand? That may be the case, but I would assume that it might make more sense to position it so that you can play the bell with your left hand, so you can play full patterns. If you are just sticking it there and hitting it occasionally as another random noise, then its probably just as well that it stays out of the way.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:34 PM
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I sometimes have mine foot-mounted and I have one mounted above the hihat as I have no room on top of my bass drum, which is low to the ground anyway. See my post from Feb 8 at http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...t=23501&page=3
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:41 PM
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i also mount mine on me hats but i have an unusual (well not really) setup so i hav it next to the snare with atom mounted above the hats slightly to the right so have the bell in between the 3 and makes a gd position if you are just jammin and wanna make stuff up n the spot buti wanna get a pedal mount since i got my dbp i wanna use my old single
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:43 PM
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I have a prestige LP cowbell on a Gibrater cowbell stand which mounts off a cymbal stand but I have it by my floor-tom under my crash to the right.I like having it there because it's more visual than being by the hi-hat just my preference.also I think the Prestige & Black Beauty are the best sounding cowbells LP makes again personal preference.

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Old 03-11-2008, 12:46 AM
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.....I have LP rock cowbell which is in your face rock bell with good sound.
I picked up the LP Bell Diablo.

Wow. If you want "in your face", this baby is it. Three or four whacks on that bad boy, and the look on my bass player's face was priceless. It went through a series of distinct changes, seemingly with with each hit...including sheer terror, boderline fright, cautious curiosity, acceptance, and awe.

...then I put a little tape on it and used it sparingly the rest of the day. I'm pleased to report most of my hearing returned 1.8 days later.

I'm afraid to use it again.....
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I've got my Lp Black Beauty mounted on the om of a cymbal stad (UNDER the screw wires. or.. you got srcrewed, and you can use it as cymbal arm anymore ;') ) just like I mount my ltd stealth jamblock, Cyclops and Lp chimes.

Great sollution with the strong hardware from Yamaha.

I don't like mounting on bass. An with this solution I can use the cymbal holders also for cymbals etx. I'm not bonded to only use for percussion.

with a csat or ac clamp you can also mount it tot you're hihat stand.

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Old 03-12-2008, 12:16 AM
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I have a Kenny Aronoff Meinl cowbell on a Rhythmtech hoop mount. It is held onto the hoop by a tension rod on my floor tom and seems to work rather well, although I think flying it off a cymbal stand makes more sense and is probably more practical
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:42 AM
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Just as I was reading the reply, an idea popped into my head. I mounted my cowbell under my hi-hat, left of the snare. I mounted it so it wouldn't interfere with my leg playing the hi-hat pedal. I used and ordinary multi-clamp with a cymbal arm. It's awesome for left-hand leads and ostinatos which opens up the kit for my right hand.


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My friend has it like that, but instead of to the left of the snare drum, the attachment is still on the hi hat but the cb is more at "11:00" to the snare drum if you understand what im getting at. I played on a set where there was one on the bass drum and like Reverso's.

You could also put it on the little metal rod sticking out of the hi hat.
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Old 03-12-2008, 01:17 AM
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For right hand setup you might try mounting it off your cymbal stand on your right so it's between your last rack mount tom and floor tom. basically above your floor tom.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:33 AM
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I just use a DW dogbone with a cowbell L-arm on the right side on my drum kit and put my Mambo cowbell and Black Beauty on it.


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Old 03-13-2008, 06:17 AM
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I use my 38 year old LP bell with a new Pearl Ash Block mounted right on top of it (with a couple of pieces of Moongel layered between (cuts the rattle out). These are mounted with a Gibraltar clamp fastened to a Gibaltar 9813dp stand (will be mounting more stuff to this stand later). I find it this a great location - for me.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:16 AM
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I use my 38 year old LP bell with a new Pearl Ash Block mounted right on top of it (with a couple of pieces of Moongel layered between (cuts the rattle out). These are mounted with a Gibraltar clamp fastened to a Gibaltar 9813dp stand (will be mounting more stuff to this stand later). I find it this a great location - for me.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Cowbell Mounting Ideas

My cowbell is on my bass drum hoop which is very convenient for me, but I've also had it mounted to my hihat stand. That's a nice spot. You could also try over your floor tom.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:06 PM
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:25 PM
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Default Re: Cowbell Mounting Ideas

Kona, that is a beautiful setup, and no doubt extremely fun to play with all that variety (rototom, blocks etc.).

I either use a pedal mount for mine, or attach it to the hi-hat stand using a Meinl clamp (which can also be used for tambourine, blocks etc.).
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:36 PM
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I did this for a while...







Worked really good, but we ended up only doing one song that has cowbell in it all the time, so it wasn't a mount I wanted to deal with all the time for just one song.

I sometimes have it off the 18....



This works good, but I really prefer the cymbals back there closer together, which leaves very little room to hit the cowbell, so I just put it back on the bass drum.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:33 AM
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This works good, but I really prefer the cymbals back there closer together, which leaves very little room to hit the cowbell, so I just put it back on the bass drum.
Karl !
That is an awesome looking drum kit! I love red (and green) sparkle - and on those Ludwigs - you can't beat it (I guess you can they're drums). Ya - I do that chain-thing on the cymbal - works good.

Love the sizing too.........

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So, Karl, do you like that chain you hang on the cymbal? Does it sound great?? Elaborate please. BTW-wonderful setup!!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:59 AM
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Wow, Karl, your kit is to die for. Beautiful!

Just wanted to pass along a trick that's been around forever: to dampen/muffle the cowbell slightly just put a piece of bunched-up chamois into it. If you use a smallish piece you just take a little of the doink out of it, if you use a larger piece you can duplicate the sound of a hand-held cowbell.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:01 PM
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This LP bell is mounted with a Pearl Ash block here. I have two peices of Moongel between them to cut out vibration - it also helps give he bell a little muffling. The only drawback here of course is that you can only access the mid and mouth of the bell, which is, in my case, where I use it mostly anyway. Just a different idea to pass along in drumland.............
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:25 PM
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So, Karl, do you like that chain you hang on the cymbal? Does it sound great?? Elaborate please. BTW-wonderful setup!!!
Thanks everybody!

Yeah, the chain thing rules!

I've used it for a long time, it sounds great, and it's super cheap to do.

It's just the small-ish beaded chain you can get for like 79 cents a foot at the hardware store.

I just got a few feet, and sliced a large felt enough to shove bit in and hot glue it in.
Then I just clip it off at the length I need.

I made a few, & I haven't had one come out yet.

The lower cymbal is a 20" Sabian AA Orchestral Suspended (Thin), so it really moves on that one.

The cymbal under the china is a 21" med thin, and it works well on that one too, but that cymbal is mostly crashed on.

I ride & crash ride on the 20.

I'd use the chain on my ride cymbal too, but I put 3 rivets in that instead.
...It's a 24 with rivets...ppppssshhhhhhh!!!

Call me crazy, but what a sound!

Thanks again for the nice words!
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