The black sheep of the family: effective cymbals!
First, the bell. It looks like a hat or some kitchen utensil, and it has a bright, clear tone like a chime. Though a bell is not a drum, the sound has quite an impact, and if used skillfully, can add a nice accent to a song.
The tone of the bell changes depending on the material, thickness, and surface finish. There are aluminum die cast bells, and the sound of each bell has a distinctive flavor. One of the interesting aspects of the bell is that, in contrast to the traditional cymbal, it has a distinct pitch, and by using several with different pitches, musical phrases can be created.
Another interesting instrument has an even more intense look. The Spiral Trash is a cymbal that has been cut into a spiral, and in fact does not even resemble a cymbal. It has a unique sound reminiscent of a trashcan lid falling to the ground. When struck, the cymbal itself shakes and wobbles, giving a slightly wavy nuance to the tone.