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Georg Mehlem, a long-time friend and colleague of Jochen Fassbender, developed these wooden instruments.

WOOD

sounding

Wooden sound bodies tell of the vitality of the tree.

Short percussive sounds invite you to play rhythmically and strengthen your willpower.

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On this page you will find: Wooden Bells, Twin Bells, Xylophones and Marimbas

Wooden Bells

aus Esche


A tongue is cut into the top of a funnel-shaped ash wood body, which is tuned to the resonance of the cavity. When this tongue is struck, it produces an incredibly powerful sound that can be heard for miles around. Strings stretched into the funnel ensure a long resonance.
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Twin Bells

Zwillingsglocken

These are square tubes made of ash wood, open on both sides, each with two tongues tuned to the interval of a fourth. The twin bells invite melodious as well as percussive playing.
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Xylophone

aus Padouk

Xylophone

Sound bars made of Padouk wood are suspended above a resonance box so that they can sound freely and with full resonance. A particularly harmonious sound is created by a curvature on the underside of the sound bars, tuning the first partials 2 octaves above the fundamental tone
Marimba
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Marimba