Musical instrument hire with the option to own
Budget vibraphone for schools and amateur ensembles
The Ross R704 is a reliable vibraphone designed for student percussionists, schools, and amateur ensembles. Like all Ross mallet instruments, it is efficiently designed, built to last, and produces an impressively mature sound for the price.
Its keyboard consists of 37 aluminium tone bars arranged to form a complete three octave chromatic scale from F3-F6. These sit above tubular aluminium resonators which are engineered to produce a full tone and well-balanced sustain across the whole keyboard. A large pedal underneath the vibraphone raises a felt damper via twin pull rods when depressed. This presses against the edge of the bars and can be used to silence the sound quickly, or to produce a less resonant tone when playing.
On the front crossbar, there is a small panel with a knob to control fan speed. When engaged, this starts rotating a row of aluminium flaps that lies across the top of each resonator, producing the instrument’s famous tremolo sound. The fan mechanism uses a geared belt which increases stability and ensures a complete stop when the damper pedal is pushed.
The sturdy steel frame can be height adjusted to suit musicians of any age, and despite the inevitable weight, is easy to move around thanks to 4 jumbo locking castor wheels. A pair of budget majestic vibraphone mallets is included along with a dust cover, and the cable required to power the fan motor is permanently fixed into the instrument so doesn’t need to be bought separately.
Delivery normally takes a minimum of 3 weeks as each instrument is built to order.
Intermediate 3 octave vibes with aluminium alloy bars and resonators
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