Re: Marimba Questions
Posted by Hmm on 8/20/2021, 7:46 pm, in reply to "Marimba Questions"
Kelon/synthetic keys for sure. If you buy padauk, it will go out of tune. Rosewood is unnecessary at the middle school level. Go with Adams, Musser or Yamaha. Field frame is a must for longevity, but you may need to remove parts to travel if you don't have double doors all the way to the performance space. Make sure it has flat free wheels or have an air pump on hand. Resonators are a must, do not save money by cutting them out. |
4.3 octave range (low A) with graduated synthetic keys and a field frame is a perfect setup for transitioning to high school. Don't forget the drop cover.