DW have never made a model called 'bell brass' they've always been touted as bronze. Just a word of caution with the DW drums, only the early ones are cast, the more recent are rolled/welded 3mm bronze, not cast.Damn! That's some knowledge right there. I really like the explanation though, it's good to know what is substance and marketing fluff. I'm honestly impressed with everything you guys do. It's more substance than style (but there's style there too). I'm not sure whether it's actually marketed this way or whether it's just lack of product knowledge, but a guy I know touts his DW "Bell Brass" snare drum pretty hard. Its a fine drum, but if that's misleading marketing just to get more money, then I'm kind of not ok with that.