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Bell plates

SchlagZu offers bell plates in four different variations: made from select bell brass or high- quality steel, tuned to two or three octaves (number of justly tuned overtones).

Brass plates ring more brilliantly with more overtones and a longer reverberation; the steel plates of somewhat lighter material have a darker timbre with a stronger connection to the fundamental tone.

Both variations captivate equally through their clear, resonant sound and the clean tuning of the partial tones.

SchlagZu Klangplatten

Brass
Tuned to 2 octaves

SchlagZu Klangplatten

Brass
Tuned to 3 octaves

SchlagZu Klangplatten

Steel
Tuned to 2 octaves

SchlagZu Klangplatten

Steel
Tuned to 3 octaves

  • Material: Select brass or high-quality steel
  • Alternatives: Tuned to two or three octaves (tuning of the overtones)
  • Range: Sub-contra C – c2
  • Tuning: 440 – 445 Hz

Bell plates let deep bell tones sound which cannot be reached by church bells or tubular bells in the orchestra. The register is coordinated with the specific area of application in the orchestra and enables, among other things, the reproduction of tones which have originally been composed for the contra octave, for example Wagner's Parsifal (E-G-A-C) or Puccini's Tosca (E).

The suspension holes are located exactly at the vibration node point, to enable the full sound development. In the process, rounded corners are deliberately left off to avoid possible effects on sound purity.

Through this extensive range, we open the possibility for our clients to expand, complete or replace existing bell plate sets from former manufacturers (i.e. Grabmann, Becker) piece by piece.

If interested, we would like to provide you with a test set containing the four varieties!

Special explanatory note:
The sound of a bell plate is strongly influenced by the mallet and the point of contact. Soft mallets and the middle point of contact tend to let the sound of the fundamental tone be heard. Hard mallets and the point of contact in the upper/lower third allow more partials to ring, whose richness can cover the funtamental tone.


Church bells, cup bells for orchestras and flat bells from the GRASSMAYR bell foundry can be obtained in Germany exclusively through SchlagZu.

Examples

Brass

Tuned to 2 octaves


Brass

Tuned to 3 octaves


Steel

Tuned to 2 octaves


Steel

Tuned to 3 octaves

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