CowbellsThe cowbell is a trapezoidal shaped bell without a cowbell beater. It is usually made of copper or brass. The cowbell is available with or without mounting bracket. You can decide for yourself if it has to be mounted or hand held. No matter how large, the cowbell always has a very piercing tone, and can even be used for creating the basic beats of the music, for example, the classic cha-cha-cha.