It may seem odd to pay a lot of money and wait weeks for a custom made set of percussionist's sleigh bells, but our percussionist clients think the sound of our sleigh bells is well worth the cost and the wait.
Click "Enlarge" to see three examples. The 28 bells in each of these bell sets shown were hand selected for a clear sound that is more vibrant and full -- and somewhat darker -- than that of a standard steel sleigh bell set. If possible, we ship loose bells to the customer so he or she can select the bell styles and sizes that sound best.
The wooden handle and optional stand are custom designed to fit the customer's needs. The wood is hand turned from locally available hardwoods and finished with a sleek, hand polished shellac and wax finish, similar to the finish found on fine antique furniture.
The optional stand shown with two of these sets of bells holds the bell stick securely upright, so the bells can be grasped quickly and quietly in preparation for use. The bells and stand also take up less table space, compared with laying the bells flat. The bell handle can also be drilled for a thong, as shown on the third set, so the set can be hung instead.
This particular item is a custom, one-of-a-kind project made for a past client. Items in this Custom Projects section are for information only; they are not available for regular sale.