College sophomore looking to buy his first vibraphone
Hey everyone, My name is Dawson. I'm studying Jazz Performance at Missouri State University and I need some guidance in buying a set of vibes, as I've never done this before. I'd really like to start gigging around town once I get a set. The problem is that I drive a '98 Toyota Corolla -- not the biggest car -- so portability is really important to me. Also, as a college student I'm not a huge fan of spending money, so I'd really like to avoid breaking the bank/taking out a loan to buy this instrument.
From what I've read, Musser is pretty much the way to go. I've gathered some interest in the M46 One-Nighter. It's just at $3,000 which is pretty much as high as I'd like to go. It's description online says it's ideal for the gigging vibist, but I wanted to come here to confirm that with you all first. Does anyone here have any expirience transporting this model? Is there a set of traveling bags I can buy to make transportation easier? Do you think it will fit in my car? LOL
Thanks everyone. This is a pretty cool website. I wish I would have discovered it way earlier.