Posted by T. J. Ricer on January 17, 1999 at 19:08:12:
In Reply to: Kalison posted by David on January 17, 1999 at 16:51:48:
I have heard that Kalison makes their bells on the thins side so that it resonates better. A heavier bell might not produce as much sympathetic vibration and therefore might be a more pure tone, but with less color to it. . . or so I am told. Try this, tap the edge of the bell, it probably rings some, try this on something more like a Willson (heavy horn) and it probably will ring for a much shorter period of time.
As for the differences in playing I have heard that the quality control is not the best in the world at Kalison, there might be lumps in the soldering or something like that.
I must say that both statements are just things that I have heard, so they may or may not be correct.