The contemporary styling of the Artist Classic Custom Marimba features a frame and rails made entirely of French Oak. The end caps house the Voyager Height Adjustment System and a sturdy Traveler Frame. The eye-catching frame is available in Clear Lacquered Oak and Walnut,
Cherry, and Graphite stains, which can be paired with either Black or Desert Resonators.
Alpha tuning system
Honduras Rosewood Bars
Octave ranges: 4.3 and 5.0
Adams Traveler Frame
French oak wooden frame parts
Powder coated resonators
Tunable Resonators below A2
Includes drop cover and 2 pairs of M13 mallets
Since the inception of Adams marimba production, intonation and clarity of pitch have been paramount considerations. Adams is the only company producing bars meticulously precision tuned though an incredible sixth overtone using the Alpha Tuning System. Each bar is hand tuned and adjusted by skilled craftsmen using this proprietary method. This exclusive tuning process gives our marimbas the most stable pitch, projection and evenness of sound available and allows Adams complete control over all aspects of the marimba’s sound.
The resonators found on all Artist Series Marimbas are structurally welded for the utmost in strength and isolation from mechanical noises. Each tube is carefully designed to amplify the fundamental note and give you maximum volume, sustain and clarity. Lower register resonators are tunable and each resonator system is mounted on a rubber isolation system to ensure the maximum resonance and eliminate all possible mechanical noise.
Artist Series frame design also allows a player to easily upgrade from a 4.3 octave to a 5.0 octave range, without having to buy a completely new instrument. By purchasing the appropriate conversion kit, you can begin with a 4.3 octave instrument and later expand to 5.0 octave instrument. If you begin with a 5.0 octave instrument, you can purchase a kit to convert it to a 4.3 octave instrument when the extended range is not required. You only have to take the instrument you need to each job.