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Adams Alpha Series Marimba

Could have, should have, would have. Life’s too short for ‘what ifs’. Too short for unfilled daydreams. The Adams Alpha marimba represents a new generation of artists. This is how every marimba should sound.

Flowing Design. Tonal Perfection. 

Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like the Alpha. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. In cooperation with KesselsGranger DesignWorks a new instrument has been developed that shines on every stage. The high sweeping arc of the resonators, rich wood stain finish, and polished aluminum name plate all merge seamlessly to form a visual and aural statement in modern design. 

Most important is the instrument's sound. The Alpha marimba lets it actions do the talking. Musical actions, of course. The Alpha tuning method is unparalleled and stands for crystal clear projection in any occasion. Whether it’s a large concert hall or a small studio, it’s always spot-on. With the development of the 'Alpha Tuning Technology' Adams focussed on articulation and projection.

Create an immersive musical experience

Your musical ideas are delivered to your audience with purity and precision, thanks to the industry-leading Adams Alpha tuning method.

The high part of the keyboard delivers pinpoint accuracy and detailed insight into your music. The Adams Alpha has been tested as the marimba with the least frame sound in the world. 

The precision harmonic placement reduces distortion and boosts midrange clarity. Phrasing and dynamics, no matter the tempo you play, are projected fully and clearly.

This innovative tuning technique also allows the Adams tuners to tune through an incredible sixed overtone in the bass part of the keyboard. This, combined with the construction of the Alpha woodwork and the frame, provides an unparalleled rigidity resulting in the most accurate and dynamic bass marimba sound you will find.

Each Adams Alpha marimba features a class leading keyboard made out of premium Honduras rosewood, tuned with the inventive Alpha tuning technology at a fair and honest price. There is no need for unnecessary voicing options when every keyboard is held to the same standard.  

The Adams Alpha marimba is the choice of Martin Grubinger, Ji Hye Jung, Christoph Sietzen, Svet Stoyanov, Simone Rubino, Alexej Gerassimez, and many more

The Apex Frame

The Adams Apex mallet frame is designed to provide the best possible sound, to deliver a frictionless experience, and to surprise with astonishing and modern looks, the Adams Apex frame reaches a new peak in design. Apex replaces the Voyager and Traveller frames.

Structural rigidity is the most important part of the Apex design. The position of the high-strengthcentral crossbar creates a very low center of gravity for peerless ease of motion and the ultimate instability. Combined with reinforced crossbar connections, the strength and support of the Apex side pillars provide less frame-noise than any other frame available.

The time tested Adams height adjustment mechanism is the most intuitive, simple, and strongestsystem in the market, and has been transformed in an improved design for the Apex frame. With its unique side pillars and improved crossbar connections, the Apex frame is quick to assemble and easy to transport.

Appearance does matter

As a performer, you try to fully activate the human senses. To create an instrument that is a visual attraction unto itself, Adams collaborated with the multiple award-winning designers of KesselsGranger DesignWorks during the development of the Alpha series. The elegant lines and numerous high-profile design characteristics are combined with a choice of color combinations to personalize your Alpha.

The Alpha woodwork is made out French oak is available in the following stain colors: 
Graphite - Walnut - White Wash

This can be combined with three colors of resonators:
Black - Desert - Satin Gold

On special request we also offer a special service that can provide any desired color

Specifications 5.0 oct.

Keyboard: Honduras Rosewood
Bar width: 72 - 40 cm
Range: 5 octaven (C2 – C7)
Tuning: A = 442 Hz 
Length: 255 cm
Low end: 104 cm
High End: 40 cm
Height: Verstelbaar 88-108 cm
Frame: Adams Apex

Specifications 4.3 oct.

Keyboard: Honduras Rosewood
Bar width: 67 - 40 cm
Range: 4.3 octaven (A2 – C7)
Tuning: A = 442 Hz 
Length: 213 cm
Low end: 90 cm
High End: 40 cm
Heighth: Verstelbaar 88-108 cm
Frame: Adams Apex

The most resonant wood on the planet

Honduras Rosewood, a very unique wood with unparalleled sound qualities grows in the heart of Central America. The beauty of its resonance can even be heard on a raw-cut piece of wood Honduras Rosewood, which is also known for its hardness and durability. These typical characteristics makes it the best and most valuable wood available for crafting mallet instruments.

Superior Honduras Rosewood Bars
Only the finest aged Honduras Rosewood is considered for an Alpha Series keyboard. This selected Honduras Rosewood is possible only through years of intensive advancement in soucring and tuning techniques. 
The Alpha Series Bars are the first choice out of every new production series we craft. This, in combination with the 'Alpha Tuning Method' allows to create the Superior Marimba Keyboards we use for the Alpha Series.

Illegal trade and overharvesting is a real threat for Honduras Rosewood, and local communities in the region. The high demand of the hardwood-furniture industry drives illegal trade, and even many companies in the music industry buy from dealers without a moral compass.

Adams Musical Instruments has an own local mill with plantation to ensure sustainably and prevent unnecessary harvesting. In this way we help to protect the most beautiful wood in the world, securing the future of our beloved instruments with respect for the local community.
Every Adams mallet instrument containing Honduras Rosewood has the right documentation to prove that we work according the strict guidelines of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Adams Musical Instruments has always worked in this sustainable way, with necessary documentation. Even long before the regulations on this type of wood were tightened, and protection became a major theme in the music industry forcing companies to take action.

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