I am doing a bit of research into potentially acquiring a set of tubular bells for a band. Obviously, I'd like to get a pro set but with even the 'Percussion Plus' Pro ones (a bit like the old Premier Viscount model) starting at about £2000 (and the Adams ones weighing in about £3000), that's probably going to be too expensive given how much/ little they would be used (the odd tubular bell note here and there concert repertoire which we usually just put in on the glock for now). I came across these Perc Plus Education Chimes/ Bells in a Primary School I work in recently and they certainly looked and sounded ok (very thin bells though!) although not particularly loud. http://www.percussionplus.co.uk/pro...chimes/educational-chimes-diatonic-pp009.aspx Cost of a set is about £500 (I have no idea how the primary school came to have them....) which seems extremely reasonable. Has anyone any experience of using them 'in anger' with a band/ orchestra? Obviously they aren't going to in the same league as a pro set but are they adequate for that occasional bell cue that comes up. Any opinions welcome! Thanks!!