Is my homemade instrument going to sound as good as commercially available instruments?
The short answer: It certainly can do!
Of course if you are saving extra money by using a cheaper timber for the bars then you can’t expect them to sound like one of the traditional timbers used for marimbas. And of course the final sound will also depend on the care and precision with which you make and tune your bars. BUT… particularly with the P524 or PV guide which are designed for fully professional instrumets – ALL the information you need to make your marimba or vibraphone sound exactly like a commercial one, is supplied in your building guides.
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