Hello, I've just joined and I hope these forums are still alive.
Can you please give me an opinion on Vancore vibes from Netherlands and in particular their lower end model PSV 2001? It's a three octave set with a fixed 45 mm bar width. You can see the pics and specs here:
I can only order a set withot first trying it so your hands-on experience would be very helpful.
I can't find any reviews of these vibraphones. I understand that since they are modestly priced this will reflect their quality level. You usually get what you pay for but...
Here is the question. Are their vibes inexpensive because not much quality goes into production or otherwise do they have a very thought out manufacturing process including rational use of materials that allows them to cut down the production costs where for instance other traditional vibes manufacturers waste money and effort?
The design is simplistic but that isn't a bad thing in my opnion. The looks are pedestrian but who cares if it could be the factor that contributes to the lower cost?
The most important question: are their vibe bars well made from a quality aluminium and are they in tune?
Any experience good or bad is welcome!