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Introducing our metallophone range

Resonant, a long sustain, and tuned to pin-point accuracy, the Chamberlain Music metallophone range include tuned percussion instruments from Percussion Plus, Percussion Workshop, and Studio 49. Although they have their roots in Asia, our selection of metallophones are in western tuning with bars of chromatic and diatonic scales. ...Read more

Introducing our metallophone range

Resonant, a long sustain, and tuned to pin-point accuracy, the Chamberlain Music metallophone range include tuned percussion instruments from Percussion Plus, Percussion Workshop, and Studio 49. Although they have their roots in Asia, our selection of metallophones are in western tuning with bars of chromatic and diatonic scales.

The perfect metallophone for schools and the classroom, they are sturdy, well built and with a great sound. Consisting a of a resonating chamber with metal bars on top, they produce the best sound for school tuned percussion groups, music lessons, and even music therapy sessions.

We offer a fantastic selection of metallophones. We supply metallophones in individual chromatic and diatonic halves for convenience and affordability.

Features include:
Resonating chamber for the best metallophone sound PP7022 PP7017
Metal bars tuned to standard pitch A=440Hz
Diatonic and chromatic halves – combine for a full chromatic scale!
Well built with strong and resonant woods
Up to a 13 note range

About the Percussion Plus Classic Red Box range

The Percussion Plus Red Box range instruments have all been completed to the highest standard. Extra care has been taken to ensure that the instruments have followed precise tuning control to A440 (pitch standard). They are also easy to recognise with the signature sprayed red finish to identify them as a genuine Percussion Plus product.

Thanks to their reliability and high quality, they have always been a very popular choice with players and particularly schools, for over 25 years. Their excellent tuning stability and their robustness mean they last very well in what can sometimes be a challenging environment within a classroom.

The full range:
PP017
– Percussion Plus Classic Red Box soprano diatonic metallophone
PP018 – Percussion Plus Classic Red Box soprano metallophone – chromatic half
PP019
 - Percussion Plus Classic Red Box alto diatonic metallophone
PP020 - Percussion Plus Classic Red Box alto metallophone - chromatic half
PP021 – Percussion Plus Classic Red Box bass diatonic metallophone
PP022 – Percussion Plus Classic Red Box bass metallophone – chromatic half

About the metallophone

The metallophone holds its roots in Asia where rudimentary variations of the instrument have been played for thousands of years and is still used in many types of Balinese and Javanese gamelan ensembles. However, these instruments are fundamentally different to their western counterparts in construction and also tuning. Western glockenspiels and vibraphones are also of the metallophone family of tuned percussion instruments as they also have two rows of metallic bars laid out in the chromatic scale. Even steel panshand bellstubular bellschime bars, and hand chimes fall within the metallophone umbrella. However, the metallophone is an instrument in itself, which in constructed of a wooden box resonator frame with tuned metallic bars arranged on top of the frame, much like a xylophone. Whereas the a glockenspiels does not use a resonator chamber and the vibraphone is much like the marimba where each note bar uses a tuned tubular resonator which are arranged and positioned beneath the bars.

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