Hey guys, I'm going to talk more about this in the coming days. But the new official instrument of Vibes Workshop is the Omega vibes from Malletech. I'm truly in love with this instrument. I've been meeting and talking with Leigh Stevens for the past 2 years. We met yesterday and this time it's now official!
One thing vibe players always complain about is that we're not listened to. No one makes the instrument we want. They always make the instrument they think we want. The only instrument I could ever recommend for a student buying a first instrument was the M55. It was the only functional instrument for a student. They could move it easily, pack it up easily and just get it around.
Now there is an alternative and an amazing one. Simple, easy to move around and sounds great! And it took a marimba player to make it. It took a marimba player to listen to the vibe players and make a truly great instrument!
The thing about Leigh is not that he is one the greatest marimba players in the world, it's that he knows about instruments and since he is a GREAT musician he knows how to listen to us and he knows what sounds great.
And he built the Omega. Finally the first instrument I can recommend totally to a new student. No rattles, no noise, no noisy motor. It's not in a million pieces. It's a great instrument.
Photos and videos to come! They are just going into production. At the time of this post I have an Omega here, the prototype and we'll use it on the vibe hang this weekend.
If you're thinking about an instrument, then think Omega. You are really going to be happy! It's sturdy enough for a college and portable enough for a student. Isn't that perfect!
I wanted to announce this. More to come.