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Rain Chain Chimes

Rain gutter downspout chain makes descending notes that sound like rain water pouring down.
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Every few inches there's a little cup that fills with water as the rain from the gutter pours down the chain. When it's full, it tips over and dings a little bell mounted next to it.

The water then goes to the next cup and the process is repeated, but the lower bell is slightly larger than the one above it and plays a lower note.

The effect is a sound that matches falling water. (link)

Might just have a specific unit you hang from a tree with a funnel up top, but not sure you'd get enough water. Cups allso might not be necessary, paddles would probably work fine.

Could also just have the chain links get bigger so the sound gets lower and have them get struck by the simple paddle things. It'd be quieter but that might be okay.

Actually, I think just selling a bunch of progressively bigger bells that you hang on the chain would work fine, use the chain as the striker. Might have a little element sticking out from the bell itself into the water stream.

Might not even need bells, little wind chimey like metal tubes could work too. With that you could make the whole device both the rain director manager and musical thing at once.

Make it small enough you could even just lower it into a rain spout pipe, get some resonance added to the sound.

Bells floating in a cup might work too.

doctorremulac3, Feb 13 2023

Just the part where it goes down. https://www.youtube...watch?v=SPUpsb_L6Z4
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Was gonna buy a bell tree to make a prototype... https://www.percuss...ees/%3Fsort%3DTitle
then I saw the price. Are you friggin' kidding me? [doctorremulac3, Feb 14 2023]

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       Yikes!! Went to buy a bell tree to make a prototype, fun weekend project.   

       Five hundred bucks? For a bell tree? Do they make one where the bells are brass, not gold? Sheesh.   

       I'll be using wind chime tubes, 60 piece set for ten bucks. I'll upload results.
doctorremulac3, Feb 14 2023
  
      
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