How to Buy Handbells

There are two primary functions of handbells. First, it is used to give signal. When you visit a store, you can ring a handbell to call the store owner. You can also do the same at a hotel or motel. If there is an elderly person living in your house, you can give him/her a handbell so that he/she can call you and get help whenever he/she wants. Second, just like other sound producing devices, a handbell can be used as musical instrument. Its function as musical instrument makes some of its variants significantly expensive to buy, especially because those bells have to be precisely tuned.

If you want to buy a handbell to give signal, there are several factors that you have to take into consideration.

  1. Weight

If the bell will be used by an elderly person, it should not be too heavy.

  1. Clarity

Make sure that the bell can be heard from distant place when rung. You want your old parents to get immediate help when they ring the bell, don’t you?

  1. Warranty

Make sure that you can get a replacement or get your money back if the bell is broken.

If you want to buy a handbell or a set of bell as musical instrument, there are also some factors that you have to mind.

  1. Number of bells

You need at least 12 bells, representing all notes in the chromatic scale. You can also buy 24, 36, or higher twelvefold number of bells if you want more octaves.

  1. Tuning

Make sure that all bells that you buy are perfectly tuned. You can bring a tuner or invite a pro when buying the bells to make sure that they are perfectly tuned.

  1. Warranty

Bells that are used as musical instrument are very expensive, especially if you buy a lot of them. Warranty is an important thing that you have to pay attention to when purchasing those bells.