Doorbell Chimes that sound nice

GWloloFebruary 5, 2013

Any recommendations for wired doorbell chimes that sound nice and look decent?

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LuAnn_in_PA

I guess we'd have to know what you mean by sound nice!

Are there tones/songs you don't like?

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 2:40PM
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patty_cakes

In my last house I had the long pipes, which I loved~my Grandma had them when I was a kid, and I told myself I would have them in my house one day. The tune was the Westminister chimes, which are pretty standard, but there could be others, as well as a different housing unit than the traditional design pictured. The one pictured is what I had, but w/o the clock.

Hmmmm, maybe I should change mine out. ;o)

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:24PM
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GWlolo

I like sounds that sound rich and resonant. Most of the bells I have heard seem to have a cheap recorded sound with a crappy speaker and some kind of a plastic cover (sometimes painted to look like fake metal).

Pattycakes - I love long chimes and did find a company that makes them and also restores old ones. Knock Doorbells

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 3:53PM
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abundantblessings

GWlolo, I too prefer rich and resonant chimes. Your link didn't work but I think this may be correct. If not, please resubmit as I'm on the look out for beautiful chimes also. Have you heard them yourself?

Here is a link that might be useful: Knock doorbells

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 4:20PM
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abundantblessings

I just check your link. $1,400 for a restored chime is out of my price range. Ouch!

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 4:24PM
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patty_cakes

Here's a Westminster on ebay. Great price, but used.

Here is a link that might be useful: ebay

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 5:41PM
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beekeeperswife

In my house, it doesn't matter what it sounds like, because after the first note the killer cockapoo is barking uncontrollably and trying to rip the socks off the person doing the ringing...

sigh

I've asked my dh to disconnect the darn thing. I'm going to have to take matters in to my own hands. She's not nearly as nuts if they would just knock. My milkman (yep, I've got one) knows NOT to ring the bell. If she would just settle down it would be fine.....but she just keeps on going and going, even after the UPS truck has left the block...oh my

So to me, the nicest sounding ones are those that don't ring! lol

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 6:54PM
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maggie3_2006

when we moved to our current house a year ago it just so happened that my grandfathers clock AND our doorbell have the same chime ,(Westminster)Half the time we dont know if its the clock or the doorbell, lol,

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 8:31AM
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GWlolo

I honestly don't even mind a two tone. Maybe the ones at I head at our local HD were particularly crappy. Any recommendations at all?

Lalitha

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 11:37AM
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