The Bell

Trombone bell made from a plastic bottle

Plastic bottle

A basic plastic bottle.

  • Indestructible!
  • Super simple to do and available everywhere,
  • The sound is OK, according to the price.

Paper machee

You can just wrap many layers of paper around the form of your choice.

The form can be done by spraying a mountain of foam and then cut away everything until you have a nice bell form. Another option is the creation of the bell with the help of a plastic bottle. Remove the bottom of the bottle, then cut strips lengthways. If you press down the bottle, the stripes will spread evenly.

  • You are very free in the creation of the form and size
  • Cheap and easy
  • Little time-consuming
  • Paper machee is surprisingly durable, but not water-resistant at all.

Welcome to the BETA version

This page is still in development. You might face some bugs, missing features and content.

I’m very happy for every bug report, new concepts and ideas, and generally everything that helps to create a wonderful collection of alternative instrument building.

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