RARE MATT BETTIS CUSTOM 24" MINIBELL RIDE!! AMAZING CONDITION!!!

WELCOME TO THE HAZELSHOULD MUSEUM. NONE OF THE ITEMS ARE IN THE POSSESSION OF HAZELSHOULD, NOR ARE THEY FOR SALE. THE DESCRIPTION IS FROM AN OLD LISTING. THE MUSEUM IS A PHOTO COLLECTION OF THE COOLEST GEAR THAT HAS PASSED THROUGH MY HANDS OVER MANY YEARS COLLECTING AND SELLING. THEY ARE FOR YOUR PERUSAL AND ENJOYMENT ONLY BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS ANYMORE.

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SINCE BETTIS CYMBALS ARE HANDMADE, ONE AT A TIME, THEY ARE ALL RARE! THIS ONE IS THE RAREST OF THE RARE!!!

If you enjoy the ART of cymbal crafting then it just don't get better than THIS!! I know because I witnessed it! And it was a beautiful sight to behold. 

There are no humanoid conveyor belts in the Bettis workshop. No mini-Matt Bettis' running around in hair nets forging his name while Matt smokes cigars in Costa Rica.

It's all him! Imagine that! What a breath of fresh air in a world of mass produced cymbal discs and steroidal marketing.

So it's with great pleasure that I offer up this Unique Matt Bettis Custom 24" Mini-Bell Ride in AMAZING CONDITION!!!  Check out the pictures.  There are

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nicks, cracks, dings, or dents on this gorgeous 24"! It's in AMAZING SHAPE!!!  VERY CLEAN!!!!

Weighing in at a lovely 3236 grams this Bettis Custom 24" Ride plays like a dark and sinister THIN to PAPERTHIN Ride. That's right, PAPERTHIN. The weight belies the clarity of its wisdom; you would expect as 3200 gram 24" to play like a medium heavy ride, but this beast WOBBLES and it's very BENDABLE!!! IT PLAYS THIN to PAPERTHIN!!! The Bell measures a mere 4", and the profile is very flat; both aspects help to control the overtones. Just a GORGEOUS Instrument!!!!  This particular Bettis Custom has a wonderful MELLOW WASH and is fairly LOW pitched. A very dark and slightly complex specimen.

And HELL YES IT'S CRASHABLE!!

Obviously this Bettis Custom 24" Mini-Bell Ride is a joy to play for jazz, ballads, blues and anything with SOUL! It records beautifully and makes an amazing alternate left side crash ride for pop and rock gigs!

Bettis keeps the art alive. And you can feel it as soon as your stick hits this beauty.

So do yourself a favor and grab this Unique completely handmade MELLOW Bettis Custom 24" Mini-Bell Ride. And hang onto it!! A beauty like this will age gracefully!

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ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING: THIS ITEM IS NOT IN THE POSSESSION OF HAZELSHOULD, IT IS NOT FOR SALE. THE DESCRIPTION IS FROM AN OLD LISTING. THE MUSEUM IS A PHOTO COLLECTION OF THE COOLEST GEAR THAT HAS PASSED THROUGH MY HANDS OVER MANY YEARS COLLECTING AND SELLING. THEESE ARE FOR YOUR PERUSAL AND ENJOYMENT ONLY — I DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS ANYMORE.

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