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Old 10-25-2011, 11:23 PM
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Default Latin Percussion - Which Cowbell?

Hey Guys,
I'm new here and made my account only to ask for your help.
I am drummer of a Rockband and I always wanted to try a cowbell in my set, so i started to look for some good ones. Recently i found these two and think their sound is really amazing.

http://lpmusic.com/Product_Showcase/...ablo_bell.html
http://lpmusic.com/Product_Showcase/...tana-bell.html

I already tested the Bell Diablo myself and really liked its sound but the Abraxas cowbell also seems quite nice to me.

My question is: Does anyone have experience with both bells so that he/she could give me some advice on how they differ in sound and which one would fit better to different styles? In my opinion the Abraxas sounds a little bit funkier than the Diablo (i really like that) but on the other hand the Diablo has a nice and dry sound which i also love!

My problem is that it's so hard for me to decide! I would appreciate your help a lot!
Thanks in advance,

Monkey
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:26 PM
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Default Re: Latin Percussion - Which Cowbell?

You can get some cheap stand cowbell mounts and just mount 'em all. I use my standard Mambo cowbell in the bass drum hoop position for the regular stuff, but I also have the large Salsa bell mounted on my crash cymbal stand when I want that flavor. Sometimes I add a jam block attached to an additional bass drum pedal down by my hi-hat foot too. Don't think you only can have one!
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: Latin Percussion - Which Cowbell?

i am with Bo here, get 2 or more. i have 1 left (hi-hat) & right (by floor tom). sometimes i mount another between rack toms ala Gadd.

also, check the LP rock cowbell that is pre-muffled & has a great rock tone

+ http://lpmusic.com/Product_Showcase/...dge_rider.html
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: Latin Percussion - Which Cowbell?

I would have to say go with 3!

I have a LP Deluxe Black Beauty, LP Classic Ridge Rider, & LP Diablo.
I wouldnt trade em for nothing!
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:21 AM
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Monkey, tx for u im listening them during an hour and can find smth u was talking about!But tx
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:35 PM
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You guys are too sophisticated for me. I went to Atwoods Country Store and bought three cow bells. The ones that are for cows. I got a 4", 6" & 8" for less than $15. I had to take out the clappers and buy the "C" type cow bell mounts. They sound pretty good and give me a variety of tones. I'll bet any one of your bells was way more than all three of mine.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:56 PM
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Well, keep in mind that the Diablo is just a painted Rock cowbell... and the ridge rider is just the Rock cowbell with a plastic strip screwed into it. All three are essentially the same. So I would definitely get only one of those 3 cowbells. Personally I like dry cowbells and I have the Ridge Rider and its awesome for rock stuff. I don't like the pure tone sustain on cowbells, like for instance the Santana one. I like either dry, like the rock or mambo cowbells, on a complex dissonant sustain, like the salsa timbale cowbells.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:46 AM
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Default Re: Latin Percussion - Which Cowbell?

I use the Bell Diablo in my percussion set up. Very trashy sounding. I love it!
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:30 AM
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You guys are too sophisticated for me. I went to Atwoods Country Store and bought three cow bells. The ones that are for cows. I got a 4", 6" & 8" for less than $15. I had to take out the clappers and buy the "C" type cow bell mounts. They sound pretty good and give me a variety of tones. I'll bet any one of your bells was way more than all three of mine.
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