Mysterious Meinl Bell

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Mysterious Meinl Bell

Postby Mike » Thu May 30, 2013 6:26 pm

Has anyone come across a cowbell by Meinl called "La Habana"?
Perhaps it is an older model? I cannot find it in any recent Meinl catalogue.
I have never heard of it, looks like a very flat bongo bell maybe?
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Any input is appreciated, I am just curious.
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Re: Mysterious Meinl Bell

Postby ABAKUA » Fri May 31, 2013 1:45 am

Hi Mike, def an old model bell. Still made in Germany. Since discontinued. A friend of mine had one many years ago, he played bongo in a band with me many years ago.
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Re: Mysterious Meinl Bell

Postby Mike » Fri May 31, 2013 6:26 am

Hi Marcelo,
thanks for the swift reply.
OK, then that looks like a decent bongó bell.
Wonder why it is not produced any longer though...
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Re: Mysterious Meinl Bell

Postby PowerSemantic » Fri May 31, 2013 7:55 pm

I have this in red, purchased off of ebay two months ago for $18. Very versatile bell with a few angled surfaces that produce different sounds. Great bell.
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Re: Mysterious Meinl Bell

Postby Mike » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:14 am

Hey, I have just been able to score such a bell! :D
What a nice bell that is, I like it very much, the overtones are not too nasty,
and the sound is pretty fully and dark (deep). Excellent bongó campana, and also
all-round hand bell.
Thanks for your input, Abakua and Powersemantic !
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