or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Zen Minded Add to Cart
£28.50 + FREE UK delivery
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Woodstock Copper Temple Bells Quintet

by Woodstock Chimes

RRP: £34.95
Price: £30.67 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
You Save: £4.28 (12%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 5 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 22 Aug.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
  • Inspired by ancient Chinese bells, a quintet of bells offers a restful tone
  • 5 copper plated steel bells and feather
  • Black finish hard wood accents
  • In the East bells have become very important and are often decorated with significant symbols
  • overall length is 81cm


Product details


Product Description

Product Description

Inspired by ancient Chinese bells, a trio of bells offers a restful tone.Bells have been used throughout the ages to accompany dance, to provide comfort and to warn of possible danger. The Chinese were the first to control the pitch or note of a bell, making it possible for them to play tunes. Soon bells were being used to accompany worship. On New Year's Eve the bells in Buddhist temples are rung 108 times, once for each of the 108 worldly desires.In the East bells have become very important and are often decorated with significant symbols. For centuries, tuned bells have been suspended in homes and temples to ward off evil and attract good luck and prosperity. Woodstock Temple Bells are inspired by these ancient bells and work in harmony with the wind to create gentle, soothing tones.Woodstock Chimes are the original, musically-tuned, high-quality windchimes known worldwide for their superior sound. When listening to a Woodstock Chime, you hear a fine musical instrument played by the wind, perfectly hand-tuned using the ancient system of “just intonation” based on natural harmonics. This means the frequencies at which the different tubes vibrate are related to one another by simple whole-number ratios. Tones that are related in this way produce the most beautiful musical intervals. The sonic effect is exceptionally pure and soothing. More than 30 years ago, the first Woodstock Chime was created by founder and owner Garry Kvistad from an aluminum lawn chair he found in a landfill. As a professional musician and instrument designer, he was fascinated by the Scales of Olympos, a 7th century pentatonic scale that can’t be played on a modern piano. Garry had the idea to cut and tune the lawn chair tubes to the exact frequency of the ancient scale. The resulting Chimes of Olympos was the first Woodstock Chime and is still one of our bestselling windchimes. Garry and his wife Diane founded Woodstock Percussion, Inc. in 1979 and it remains a family-owned business in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Product Description

This five-bell design was inspired by ancient Chinese bells used to protect the home and place of worship. Encouraging relaxation and introspection, this Woodstock Temple Bell design is sure to compliment any dicor. Boxed for gift-giving. Length: 32 inches. For a sound bite of this product, click here.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  68 reviews
55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 41/2 Bang a Gong 21 April 2007
By M. Allen Greenbaum - Published on Amazon.com
Woodstock Chimes are probably the most popular, and they're well constructed, balanced, and cleverly promoted. Some of their chimes, for example, have tubes that sound the first few notes of a classical piece. You not only get the pleasing sound of the chimes, but the pleasure of recognizing (or telling someone about) an ACTUAL musical work.

SOme may prefer the more direct aesthetic of these "bells." WIth its simple, classic design, and pleasing sounds, the chime doesn't seem to strive for something it is not. OF course, Woodstock sells these as "Temple Bells," but there's nothing inherently religious, sacred, or otherwise "Temply" about them.

That said, the Temple Bells sound is more subtle than chimes; I'd say they were more like muted bells, with little sustain. For those who want something quieter, perhaps more meditative, these may be the way to go. You can hear them, but they aren't so jangly or high-pitched become either annoying or cheap-sounding. Another excellent product, fairly priced, from Woodstock
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice item, but rusts quickly 17 Nov 2009
By Mark D. R. - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I was very pleased with this item when I received it. It came in a timely manner and there was no issues of damage in shipping. The item looked to be made of quality materials and I mounted it outside on my porch the same day I got it. The sound and tonality of this item is great! It makes some really soothing noises with barely a minimal breeze. They are not the tinny, jangly sounds of some windchimes, but rounder, deeper, "bell like" tones.

I gave four out of five stars for the simple fact that I have had this product a week and it's already starting to rust. Granted, we have had some rain, but it's not been exposed directly to precipitation, only to the outside air and humidity. I'm not sure if this will affect the sound of the item, but eventually I will have to either try and remove the rust and/or paint the bells. They say these are copper, but copper doesn't rust, so obviously this is a ferrous metal.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very elegant 9 Jan 2007
By Victoria Bitar - Published on Amazon.com
beautiful, full copper color, with contrast of black in the center of each bell. Lovely gentle sound. Also, a very good price. Woodstock chimes are dependable for hier beauty, quality, and sound.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neighbor friendly 17 Sep 2010
By Mariam M. Hollinshead - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
We have a variety of wind chimes of different sizes and tones. Unlike those with the more "hearty" tones, these will not keep you awake at night during a storm yet are sturdy enough to withstand higher winds. They are also quiet enough to place in an area where you have neighbors that don't appreciate the soothing sounds that they make. We purchased two of them to place in an area that is frequented by deer and it seems to help in keeping them out! Keep in mind that they will weather with time eventually turning a beautiful bluish color.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL sound 2 Oct 2007
By BecsFL - Published on Amazon.com
I absolutely LOVE this copper Woodstock Temple bells. The sound is so relaxing. I highly recommend this. I will be buying my second.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Look for similar items by category