Why do handbell ringers wear gloves?

We are regularly asked this question in concerts. The gloves protect the metall of the handbell from the sweat of the ringer's hands.

The sweat of the hands is aggressiv and attacks the metal. This means that the handbells no longer shine so nicely. Cleaning the handbells is a task that you don't want to do more often than necessary. In extreme cases, the aggressive sweat, if not removed in time, can attacks the metal of the handbell to the point that it affects the tone.

Last update on 2022-05-29 by Jörn Diedrichsen.

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