My Frame (V5)
On August 24, 2019, Leigh from Malletech told me that they do not want to follow any of my concepts.
With that, I'm free again to market my topics myself or with other partners.
I have decided not to look for another vibraphone manufacturer as a partner, but to build a small manufactory in Europe and possibly with a private partner in the USA, if there is sufficient interest in this frame.
Since I no longer had to wait for information on the manufacturing and procurement possibilities of a partner company, I developed a detailed design for an industrial production and built a first version.
In the final design for the next frame, I have incorporated some improvements, including a clamping possibility for the resonance tubes, since the transport "tube in tube" is rather rare and otherwise people would like to fix the tubes.
The weight of the frame shown, including the resonance tubes is 20 kg.
I am able to design the frame for almost all common sound bar geometries.
Tested in the CAD construction are:
• Musser M55 (Ross 715, Malletech Omega)
• Yamaha 2700
• Bergerault (metric bars)
• Premier 751