I am looking for a loud handbell.
I’m looking for a bell- what I’m looking for is I think called a hand bell or a school bell. Something that looks more more less like this
What I want is to get one that will be really loud. Does anyone have advice on where to get a particularly loud handbell? I’m guessing I need to order it online. I’m in Toronto now, and will need the bell in a little over a week, when I’ll be in San Francisco. I’m guessing – a place I can order from online that’ll deliver fast to SF would be good, though I guess a bricks-and-mortar place in Toronto or SF could work.
Any tips, thoughts much appreciated!
(For some background: I want the bell for a participatory performance event I’m doing: where around 100 people, in a very echo-y space, will be making sounds using their voices, mostly with their eyes closed. I want to be able to ring the bell periodically to signal them to change what they’re doing. I did some practices recently, with a small hand-held bell, and a couple of people said they had trouble hearing it. So I’m looking for one that’s louder – especially, I guess, that can be heard over a lot of human voices, in a very live space…)