Favorite cowbell?

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My fav cowbell is the one the singer forgot at home along with the tambourine......

However if I'm the one with the cowbell I have a big old LP Mambo, and a smaller JCR...
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I keep one LP Mambo bell in a gig bag, and one lives on the kit at my big band's rehearsal space. I also have a smaller LP whose model I've forgotten that works in some situations when I want two bells. Mambo is always #1.
 

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If you can ever find one, Zildjian made a cowbell in the 90's. It was listed under the zil-bel category but it was almost impossible to get one for some reason even if ordered. It's similar to an LP Cha Cha but a bit lower in pitch.
 

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In previous threads on this topic, the LP Rock Ridge Rider got a lot of positive comments. However, this time around I don't think it has been mentioned. I don't have one but like the OP, I am currently looking into getting a cowbell for my drum set. Is the Rock Ridge Rider no longer a favorite among many on this forum? The red plastic strip does seem to mute it a bit but from the videos I've watched, it seems to nicely replicate many of the cowbell parts on popular recordings (e.g. We're an American Band).
 

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In previous threads on this topic, the LP Rock Ridge Rider got a lot of positive comments. However, this time around I don't think it has been mentioned. I don't have one but like the OP, I am currently looking into getting a cowbell for my drum set. Is the Rock Ridge Rider no longer a favorite among many on this forum? The red plastic strip does seem to mute it a bit but from the videos I've watched, it seems to nicely replicate many of the cowbell parts on popular recordings (e.g. We're an American Band).
If you're not really a snob, I don't see why you wouldn't like the Ridge Rider cowbell(s). As a lot of people tape up their cowbells anyway, it'll save you from having to do that as the ridge mutes it. And they chew up sticks much less than a regular bell. Sounds like a no-brainer.
 

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In previous threads on this topic, the LP Rock Ridge Rider got a lot of positive comments. However, this time around I don't think it has been mentioned. I don't have one but like the OP, I am currently looking into getting a cowbell for my drum set. Is the Rock Ridge Rider no longer a favorite among many on this forum? The red plastic strip does seem to mute it a bit but from the videos I've watched, it seems to nicely replicate many of the cowbell parts on popular recordings (e.g. We're an American Band).
I was scrolling down to mention 2 simple, affordable cowbells that have always worked for me. Yup, the LP Rock Ridge Rider. Just the right "thunk" for R&R. But the one I've used longest is a red Meinl cowbell I picked up around 1990, That looks very much like the LP pictured. Like the Ridge Rider it's "thunk" seems to magically work in most keys & both work well together.
 

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Ludwig gold tone, it’s got me through good times bad times
 


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