Tieing a clapper

djb122uk david at b...
Mon Apr 5 16:49:54 BST 2004

> Which is the best way to tie a clapper, I've done it before and it 
> usually works but sometimes I get the odd 'ding'. I'm planning to 
> give a bell-handing lesson tonight and don't want any noise in Holy 
> Week.

Do one end up like a tail end with not too large a loop beneath the 
bottom tuck. loop it around the clapper above the ball and pull the 
clapper against one side of the bell, then tie it on top somewhere. A 
bell with canons is good as you can tie it to the canons or the bar 
across the top which many have, if not it'll have to go around the 


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