dennis & the vibraphonette

Saturday, December 01, 2007

New Vibraphonette Owner - Sergej

Hello everyone. I introduce you to Sergej from the Netherlands. Sergej was kind enough to send over some pictures of his newly purchased vibraphonette. It is one of the larger ones with 2 1/2 octaves and thicker bars. It also as a speed control for the tremolo!!! That would be great to have!

It weighs about 55lbs and has 4 legs (instead of three) to help support the extra weight. Sergej actually bought it from Will, who also contributed to this blog a while back. Sergej mentions that the handle seems original, but he is a bit worried about using it because it seems a bit too fragile so he will carry it by the case - seems like a smart idea. He has been playing it in his band which will be coming out with their new cd in the beginning of 2008. I heard a bit of a rehearsal and I'm looking forward to the cd!

Sergej has been trying to figure out the best way to clean under the bars. I'm not sure if it will be an easy task. Mine has a bunch of dust that I'm sure contributes to the character of the sound!

Here a video of Sergej playing his new vibraphonette!