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Item Reviews for: Sabian Alu Bell Effect Cymbal  -  SAI ABX LIST

A much different sound among a sea of bronze.
By: Matt W.      Submitted: 10/20/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I find it difficult to describe the sound that Alu Bells make. They really need to be heard in order to realize the difference they have from typical bronze or brass cymbals. The sound can be described as a cross between a regular bell, and a hand chime. Instead of having a sharp metallic strike, it has kind of a warm muted tone. It also has incredibly long sustain. The downside to these is that they are kind one "one-note" in nature. There aren't really a whole lot of dynamics you can pull off aside from different degrees of sharpness depending on how or where it is struck.