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    Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 2:18pm

Last week, I had an opportunity to play this thing (which belongs to local orchestra):



Xylorimba. Apparently it's a combination of marimba and xylophone. It resembles vibraphone because of the tubes; these tubes are giving it more loudness and a bit of a sustain. I fell in love with the thing; it's freaking HUGE like a Hammond organ (and just as pricey). The sounds is wooden in nature rather than metallic.

Do you know any artists that were using such a thing? (aside Steve Reich). Also, do you know any somewhat similar instruments which are not expensive as hell? I would really like to get something like that one day.


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Most mallet instruments are expensive as hell.  You could probably make your own if you were willing to invest dozens and dozens of hours and a decent chunk of money as well
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