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Musser Century 3 octave Vibraphone

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Musser Century 3 octave Vibraphone

1 in stock

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Musser Century 3 octave Vibraphone for Hire

Multi-Speed Motor: Yes
Octave Range: 3 Octaves
Note Range: F3 - F6
Standard Tuning: A=442
Bar Material: Aluminum
Bar Finish: Gold
Bar Graduation: Wide Graduated
Height Adjustable: N/A
Low End Width: 30"
High End Width: 15.5"
Length: 56.5"
Height: 34.5"

The vibraphone is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family. The vibraphone is similar in appearance to the xylophone, marimba and glockenspiel. Each bar is paired with a resonator tube having a motor-driven butterfly valve at its upper end, mounted on a common shaft, which produces a tremolo or vibrato effect while spinning. The vibraphone also has a sustain pedal similar to that used on a piano; when the pedal is up, the bars are all damped and the sound of each bar is shortened; with the pedal down, they will sound for several seconds.

The most common uses of the vibraphone are within jazz music, where it often plays a featured role but as also now regularly within the classical contemporary repertoire.