The Lightest Frame in the World? (news from Angelo)
Here's the latest from Angelo and the light frame. I'll link to the video here, however I'm trying to get the video to post directly on the site!
Tony, I have just taken the first videos of my new modern vibraphone frame design, about 70 % completion. Click on each video, there will be a pause while the pictures are getting into positon for viewing and listen to my description of the relative assemblies to the right of display screen.
Joe Cifelli, the fine machinist will be holding the relative components while I describe the step-in-process. We put everything together so that I could test the working capacity and after minor adjustments, Joe will put the finishing procedures prior to painting. The entire base frame/keybed will be painted black and you will have the bars and resonators in silver.
Tony, this modification is the answer to all vibraphonists and in a couple of days I will send videos of the completed process and I will be playing the instrument this weekend.
I believe that you will be able to pass this information on to all of your contacts and workshop. We vibists have been putting a lot of money out to all of the name brands unnecessarily (I have purchased 18 sets over the years).
Every vibraphonist that has a working set of bars, in tune, can contact Joe Cifelli, take the current instrument to his shop and then sit down and develop a personal modern appearance, using as many of the original parts on the respective vibes and ony have to purchase the ligtweight aluminum materials as required.
Tony, review the pictures and send me your comments. I'll send the final finished painted completion videos.
Best to you, Angelo 5:55 P.M.