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Dear Friends,

I'm back again... I've been saving and saving for a new vibraphone. I'm almost ready to make my purchase. I had posted earlier about which instrument I should get, I know the m55 is what is loved around here.

I was wondering, besides the absence of a motor, does the m46 sound the same as an m55 or m48?, is it the same bars, and same resonators??


tonymiceli Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:24

the bars are not finished. they're not as shiny. but they sound good. i play on 3 of them. all of them sound great.

loveelvin Sat, 06/02/2012 - 04:00

In reply to by tonymiceli

thank you tony.. this will be my last question about this i promise. then i will order my vibes from steveweiss, and i will begin to practice my a@@ off!!

so, in a blindfold test, could you tell the difference between m46 and m55?

tonymiceli Sat, 06/02/2012 - 07:03

In reply to by loveelvin

i wouldn't be a good judge of that. but i don't think so. sometimes i think the gold bars sound different. maybe better in a way. but i love the silver bars to and play my m46 (with graduated bars) all the time.