The Beef Is In The Bell
By Andy Doerschuk Published August 19, 2009
Size matters more than ever now that TRX Cymbal Co. introduced two new 21" ride cymbals with beefed-up bells. The medium-heavy ALT series Big-Bell Ride features an natural bell and a traditional, lathed surface for a warm, resonant tone plus excellent stick definition and is recommended for mainstream rock and Latin playing situations. The highly polished, unlathed, and hand-hammered BRT series Big-Bell Ride is extra-heavy to provide bright, dry projection and clarity required for hardcore, metal, and punk play. In both cases, these oversized bells provide a large, high-pitched, almost piercing tone while creating greater definition from the ride area. TRX handcrafted, genuine Turkish 21" Big-Bell Rides carry a suggested retail price of $475.