Tubular Bell Set "International" 2 octaves, 2 piece set
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The "International" tubular bells are a second, lighter series of bells we offer. They have a smaller international standard diameter of 38 mm (1.5") and are as convincing as the Kolberg "Concert" tubular bells, with their excellent, pure tone quality and their carefully selected and processed material, but produce a slimmer sound. Therefore we recommend these tubular bells for soloists, percussion ensembles and symphony orchestras preferring a clear and transparent tone for contemporary music. Furthermore they are an economical and transport friendlier alternative to the heavy and very voluminous sounding "Concert" tubular bells.
|Tonal range||f1 - f3 (2 Oktaven), international F4-F6|
|Pitch||443 Hz (other pitches available on request)|
|Tube diameter||38 mm/1.5"|
|Material||exclusive bell brass|
|- Additional charge||high-gloss chrome-plated|
|Stand dimensions c2 - f3 (WxDxH)||95 x 51 x 175 cm|
|Stand dimensions f1 - h1 (WxDxH)||45 x 51 x 211 cm|
The 2 octave Kolberg "International" tubular bell set (2450S) is particularly suited to use in a fixed position such as concert halls, recording studios or rehearsal rooms. The length of the bells and their weight make the set difficult to transport. For this reason we recommend the 2 octave instrument is divided between two mobile stands. Alongside the transportation advantage, the shorter bells in the most used range c2 - f2/C5-F5 can be played at a lower, more comfortable height. The side stand for the 7 supplementary bells f1 - h1/F4-B4 is height adjustable. It can be fitted individually with single bells and be accordingly adjusted in height.
The very strongly rounded contact head provides the bell hammer with an enlarged contact surface, creating a warm and clear tonal character, increasing the bell's volume and ensuring excellent tonal quality. The bell's sound is further enhanced by the especially thick tube walls. All "International" tubular bells in the f1 - f3/F4-F6 (2 octaves) range are also individually available. Upon request bells can be custom made in the range from c1 - e1/C4-E4 and f#3 - c4/F#6-C7.
Note on pitch/notation
Notation: f - f2/F3-F5
Pitch: one octave higher (f1 - f3/F4-F6)
From Karl Peinkofer in the "Handbuch des Schlagzeugs" (2nd edition 1981, pg. 75): "The definition "pitch as written" refers to the reverberation sound, as in the tonal blend of the attack the upper octave dominates."
The contact head of the bell is connected to the tube by a special process meaning that it cannot become loose through vibrations occurring during playing, causing disturbing noises or becoming detached. The particularly strongly rounded, therefore increased contact surface of the bells and the unusually large wall thickness (2.5 mm) produce the excellent tonal quality and volume of the Kolberg "International" tubular bells.
Tubular bell suspension
We use specially woven, heavy duty nylon cords on all of our products, which are produced exclusively for Kolberg Percussion. These special, high quality cords do not cause any vibrational noise, are extremely durable and convenient to use.
Tubular bell stand
- Two column, stable construction from square tubular steel, scratch and impact resistant black-silver powder-coated
- All structural components are welded and therefore completely connected, ensuring they do not warp or vibrate. The sound of the bells can develop freely and is not affected by unwanted noises caused by the stand.
- Stable, fully locking swivel casters with a solid rubber surface
A speciality of the Kolberg tubular bell sets is the very effective and reliable damping system. Large damping surfaces made from thick, very sound absorbing wool felt plates in front of and behind the bells allow a fast and instant damping of the bell sound after pedal use. The damping system, working through rubber cords, is completely silent and remains maintenance free over a long period of time.
The instrument's wide damping pedal can be individually height adjusted. Stable, soft rubber buffers on the damping bar eliminate noise transmission to the ground.
- The side stand (2458S) is height adjustable and a transport friendly solution for rehearsals, concert trips, narrow orchestra pits and opera performances with few or single tubular bells!
2 pairs tubular bell hammers ES844H, ES843H
Extra accessories (additional charge)
Music stand with mounting (2450P)
Height adjustable, removable and light music stand, mounted on the damping box on the player's side.
Accessories (additional charge)
The perfectly matched range of accessories make Kolberg's products worldwide unique in the day-to-day work on stage. This maximizes the tonal development of the instruments, enables convenient handling for the musician and facilitates transport.
In order to cover a wide sound spectrum and to form the characteristic bell sound, we provide a unique variety of mallets. Our range includes 15 different tubular bell hammers - finely differentiated in size and hardness, and with special attention paid to the weight. Additionally, other special and cluster mallets are available. We can advise you on your individual choice
- Transportation cover for 1.5 octaves 2455H
- Transportation cover for 1/2 octave 2458H
- Flight case for 1.5 octave tubular bell set RG2455S
- Flight case for 1/2 octave tubular bell set RG7
- Transportation cover for 6 tubular bells 2598
- Flight case for 25 tubular bells 2458R
- Variante: tubular bell stand 2458S and 14 tubular bells
- Variante: without protecting strips (BASIC)
- Art.-Nr.: RG7-SL