Latin Percussion (LP) has announced the release of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith’s signature Rock Ridge Rider: the “Red Hot Bell,” a monochromatic red bell stamped with Smith’s signature. This 8-inch bell is made in the US, crafted from heavy-gauge steel, and welded by hand to produce LP’s legendary tone.
Also of note is a patented high-impact plastic striking surface at the mouth of the bell that saves drumsticks while adding projection and volume. Welded to the rear of the bell is a Vice-Clamp Mount v-clamp mount that allows it to fit most popular rod diameters, from 9.5mm to a half-inch while maintaining the strongest hold possible for today’s rock drummers.
“I’ve got a fever and the only the only prescription is more Red Hot cowbell,” Smith says. Smith is playing the Red Hot Bell on the current Red Hot Chili Peppers world tour, The Getaway.
Until December 23, LP is offering its “12 Days of Cowbell” giveaway. Fans can register to win one of 12 prize packs, which include Chad Smith’s signature cowbell plus an autographed Chad Smith poster.
To register for this giveaway, visit www.lpmusic.com/cowbellcontest.