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Stagg Black Metal Bell 6 in. Light

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This strikingly unique Black Metal Bell is a fun, versatile cymbal hand-cast from heavy B20 bronze. The top surface has a dark, earthy, raw finish that contributes to its thick, focused, dry sound. Th... Click To Read More About This Product

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This strikingly unique Black Metal Bell is a fun, versatile cymbal hand-cast from heavy B20 bronze. The top surface has a dark, earthy, raw finish that contributes to its thick, focused, dry sound. The cymbal has a smooth lathed underside that allows it to pierce through the music with a brilliant resonance and a lengthy sustain. The large bell levels off into the lip.

Because Black Metal Bells are hand-crafted, each one has a subtly varied shape and its own personality with individual tonality, volume, and colorations producing several unique voices, depending on where and how you strike it.

BMB cymbals can also be stacked, played like mini-hats, inverted above larger cymbals, or held in the hand and played like percussion instruments.

The smaller diameter cymbals are higher pitched while the larger ones are darker, with the 7" versions having a wider range of pitch variation. The lighter versions have thinner sounds.

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StaggBlack Metal Bell
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (6)
  • Explosive attack (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worried about it being cheap? Don't be.

I purchased the 7'' heavy bell a few weeks ago online hoping it would be decent. I can tell you with all honesty that it sounds just like the zil-bel, but it is...Read complete review

I purchased the 7'' heavy bell a few weeks ago online hoping it would be decent. I can tell you with all honesty that it sounds just like the zil-bel, but it is way better because it's a third of the cost. If you play breakdowns, it provides the perfect 'ding' just right before going into the most brutal sounds your guitarists can muster. A very wise purchase for any drummer, but especially one on a budget.

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stagg metal bell

it kind of looks like something a caveman would play but once you hit it youl be surprized. it actualy sounds pretty good.

it kind of looks like something a caveman would play but once you hit it youl be surprized. it actualy sounds pretty good.

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4.0

Good deal.

By Rory

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

Sounds great. Doesn't ring out too much. I got the 6" medium and its actually a little quiet in the mix so I may go for the heavy next time.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great tone but not what Iwas looking for

By tomb

from so portland, ME

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Explosive Attack

Cons

  • Dinner Bell Not A Cymbal
  • Not What I Was Looking
  • Not What I Was Looking Fo

Best Uses

  • Fx Cymbal
  • School Bands
  • Symphonies

Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

I was looking for the bell of a cymbal and this is moe like a chime. If Iwas looking for a "chimey" type of sound this would have been excellent. It has a very bright, and very pure tone with a very long sustain, if that's what you're looking for - look no further. MF lo price and quick shipping time were excellent

 
4.0

Nice little add on

By jeff

from mountain home, arkansas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • Good Bell Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

      I have the 6.5 medium. It has a nice bell sound. I've only used it at one practice with a rock band so far, but it does cut through with a nice musical tone. If you're looking for a bell cymbal this is worthy of consideration.

       
      5.0

      I love this bell!

      By Metal man

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Responsive Feel
      • Sounds Great For Cheap

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

        This bell is fantastic, I got the 6.5 light and it has that perfect bright ding I was looking for and got compliments on the sound at a show. For the price you can't go wrong. Definitely would recommend this to anyone! BUY THIS.

         
        4.0

        Best bell IMO

        By Spike

        from Chicago

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cost
        • Pure Sound
        • Quick Decay

        Cons

        • Not The Loudest

        Best Uses

        • Metal

        Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

        I love this bell because of its pure tone, minimal undertones, and quick decay. And the price can't be beat! I hate most of the other mass production bells out there - they're double the price, ring twice as long (or longer) and sound twice as ugly.
        Granted, they may be louder, but this one holds its own and blends in nicely unlike the Zil-Bel, Alu-Bells or Radias.
        I like this one so much and the others that I have heard, that I've decided to pick up four or five or the other sizes and thicknesses to spread around my kit.

         
        5.0

        every drummer needs one!

        By Cosmo

        from pell city, AL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Cuts Through Anything
        • Explosive Attack
        • Focused Crash
        • Responsive Feel

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Deathcore
        • Death Metal
        • Hardcore
        • Metal
        • Metalcore
        • Post Hardcore
        • Pretty Much Anything
        • Rock

        Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

        Every drummer has the one thing they couldn't live without on there kit, this is mine. One of the most unique bells out there. I was in a drum shop and saw one. it looked different so I decided to try it, after I listened to it one time. I picked it up and took it to the register. I love this bell, I probably use it to much

         
        5.0

        Loud, cheap, and sexy!

        By TheWeeLittleDrummer

        from Peoria, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright Sound
        • Explosive Attack

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

            I have had two of these on my set, one 6" and one 7" for about 5 years now.
            They honestly look like the day I got them. They still look amazing and are super thick.
            I guarantee these will last longer than anything on your set.
            The sound variation is vast between the two, so it is completely worth it to get as many different sizes as you want.
            Definitely not the same sound as a Zil-Bel, but I actually have grown to like these better.
            I upgraded all of my cymbals to the Stagg Black Metal series, and get endless compliments everywhere I play.
            People come tell me how good they sound, and then they see them, and like that they're "Different"
            I know it's been said a million times before, but don't hesitate to buy these because they aren't from the big three.
            The quality is there, they sound awesome, and are solid as a rock.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent product

            By ERNESTO LASPIUR

            from Louisville, KY

            Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

            I got the 6" light. The quality is excellent. This is a bell that will last forever. It has a great sound and many options on how to play it. It has a great sound. I really don't see the point on spending more on a bell from another brand even if you are not on a budget. If you want to pay four times the price for your bell to say Zildjian on it, go ahead. That is the only extra you wil get for your money. This bells are handmade and all slightly different which for me is a plus. Highly recommended.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome Sound

            By BrettBarrett

            from Allendale, MI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Sound
            • Loud

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

                I like the sound of this bell a lot. It actually resonates for about 30 seconds before it finally dies out. In any case, it is really loud if hit at the right spot and pierces through the band.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Stagg 6'' medium BMB

                By Tara Nunez

                from Yuba City, CA

                Comments about Stagg Black Metal Bell:

                The Stagg Black Metal Bell is a great cymbal series. I recently bought the 6'' medium and I love it; it is just what my band needed! I hit a lot of single-bell-notes, which can make the song if done right, but break it if I miss the bell on my ride ( I haven't missed a single stroke on this cymbal yet!). It works well upside down on a cymbal like a ride or a crash, but I pay it upside down on it's own stand to not affect the tone of this cymbal or another which I would be stacking this one upon.
                Like a lot of people, I started out looking at zil-bels on the internet and my local music shop, but couldn't find one within a good price range, even used. So I looked all over the internet searching through Paiste, Meinl, LP, Saluda and even Atlas and finally stumbled upon Stagg. I was interested to know that every cymbal they produce is hand hammered and, that in turn, each cymbal is unique. But the price is what first drew me in, it is a great value for a new cymbal. I hope the prices stay this low!
                It is LOUD, and bright, with darker overtones and it is very practical and playable. I can't imagine what a larger, heavier one would sound like, it must be CRAZY. I will definitely buy more, but I don't think this one will be giving me trouble anytime soon, it is SOLID. And the look is one-of-a-kind. I recently bought another Stagg soon after, a 17'' DH Crash Cymbal: Very loud and crash/gongy, reminiscent of wuhan crashes, but really Stagg is all its own. I love both my Staggs!

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