The HC1 comes standard with a yellow brass bell, whereas the HC2 has a pure copper bell. Yellow brass bells are more consistent in tonal color regardless of dynamics. The copper bell offers a more progressive tonality that is responsive to dynamic, with a darker sound in quieter moments while brighter when playing with more volume.
Optional “beryllium” bells are very thin lightweight copper bells. Similar to our standard copper bells in playing characteristics, but with a brighter and more resonant dynamic range. These bells are terrific when looking for more “sizzle” in the overall sound.