I have recently gotten into making experiential instruments for harsh noise / industrial / ambient / etc. music, and none have been as popular as the COWHELL, so I am expanding the line.
This is a model my wife has affectionately named “THE CALF.”
“THE CALF” has all of the great tone and functionality of the “COWHELL” original, but now with a COMFORT GRIP HANDLE and in a much smaller package! Handles additionally have a key ring on top for easy clipping, carrying or hanging.
It has a 1/4″ input and a simple volume control. It works great as a clean amplified cowbell tone, but can get very interesting very fast when run through a pedal chain. Sounds great with distortion, delay, reverb, etc. The volume allows you to control the feedback.
Another use I have found for it is it works as a lo-fi microphone, you can sing of scream into the bottom of it and it gives your vocals an old school “megaphone / AM radio” tone to it.
Outside of that, the possibilities are up to your imagination. I am sure someone will find a use for it that I have not thought of, and I look forward to it. See the video for a short demo.
This one is in “Ferrari Red” finish and is made from a super high quality Easter Brand cowbell. The whole thing is roughly 10″ long, but the bell is only 4″. Because this one has a smaller bell, the “ding” is really piercing and higher pitched than my other COWHELLs.
This one was the prototype I had for the cab, and the original hole had to be redrilled and a washer placed over it. Due to this, I am discounting this one, but there is nothing functionally wrong with it.
Got questions? Shoot me a message, I love nerding out with other gearheads!