"Alarm Clock" bell needed - Does/did any company make one?

barryabko

Senior Member
Hi All,

I'm looking for an "alarm clock" bell percussion accessory to use during the Beatles songs "A Day In The Life" and "I Am The Walrus". I already have an MP3 of the sound effect but I'd rather use an actual ringing bell that starts and stops with the push of a button. Does or did any company make this? I've done a web search without any success.

Thanks,

Barry
 
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larryace

"Uncle Larry"
A real alarm clock? An egg timer that has the desired sound?
Actuating them is the trick. You could build your own electric one out of a small bell and clapper type bell found at electrical supply stores, or possibly convert it to battery powered

I'll make you one for $100.00 USD.
 

Zickosdrummer

Senior Member
Looks like we have a bidding war.

The last time I used one I used a real alarm clock but, your right, it's a little tricky.
 

Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
Try a shiny clerk's bell. I used to have one mounted to my set.

Or, just buy a cheap alarm clock and remove the bell, re-mount it on a machine bolt and play it with a small metal bar. You should be able to re-mount the bell on the clock when you are done.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
Flea market, pawn shop, antique store, office supply for the hotel desk type bell as per DMG suggestion.
 
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