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adams 4.3 oct soloist padouk marimba w/ voyager frame

Adams 4.3 Oct Soloist Padouk Marimba w/ Voyager Frame

The Adams MSPV43 Padouk Wood Bar 4.3 Octave Marimba delivers a full-size marimba for home or school use at an affordable price. This Adams 4.3 Octave Marimba features graduated Padouk wood bars that are only slightly narrower than the Concert Series...

$2599.95

Great for rehearsal

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It's so hard for mallet players to practice at home, but the affordability of this instrument made it possible for us. It has a great sound, was easy to assemble and has been invaluable for my daughter's development as a player.

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5.00

4.3 octave marimba

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This is the second Adams marimba I have purchased. The quality has been consistent - good tuning, easy assembly (good directions), plus Adams has improved the casters. The casters are larger than the predecessor. I had a great experience dealing with Steve Weiss. It was easy to purchase and the equipment arrived on time and in perfect shape.

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5.00

Working great so far

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Our son is making good use of the Adams Marimba, thus far. Sound is great overall. Be prepared to give up appreciable floor space--its every bit as big as our console upright piano and bench. Took about an hour to assemble, but easy to follow directions. Delivered on a pallet with two large boxes--one with resonators, the other with all other parts in small boxes. Well-marked and well-packed without a lot of extraneous packing materials.

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5.00

Great shipping.

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This instrument was shipped extremely fast. It took about three business days to get shipped. For the actual instrument the frame is amazing and very easily can be taken apart and put back together. The keys are not the best. I play with a very powerful through the bar stroke and this instrument is not very good for that kind of stroke. If you have the same thing I suggest the synthetic keys and not the Padouk.

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4.00

Parent

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My husband and I purchased this instrument for our son because he was joining a jazz band where they did not have a Marimba. He has played this instrument for more than four years along with the piano and drums. When he plays the Marimba you are just mesmerized by his talent. The quality, sound and beauty (the craftsmanship) in this instrument is amazing. We can tell you take great time and patience in making these instruments. I am sure in the future, if we are looking for an instrument, we will definitely go to you. Thank you so much. Milagros and Stephen Cobb

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5.00

Adams 4.3 Octive Soloist Padouk Marimba

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This is a beautiful instrument. It has wonderful sound. It was packaged well and arrived safely. We had a bit of a mix up with UPS because we needed to make an appointment for a home freight delivery and we did not know about this. This delayed the arrival by a few days.

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5.00

Adams Solist Marimba

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This is a beautiful sounding marimba. I can hardly tell the difference between the padouk bars on this and the rosewood bars on other more expensive marimbas I've played. The frame is solid and excellent quality. I also like the fact that the frame will break down small enough to fit in a standard hardware case, which makes it very portable. Also, the bars are only slightly narrower in width than on professional models, and it really didn't take me long at all to adjust. Overall, I would highly recommend this marimba if you are on a tight budget. It's the best one I've come across for this kind of money.

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5.00

Great Instrument, and service

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I have never owned a Marimba before. This is the one to have. My children simply love making "music" by hitting the instrument. It sounds very soothing. The service was quick and good.

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5.00

Good for its price

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As stated before, the smaller bars make it somewhat of an awkward switch when transitioning from this marimba to a regular sized one. The Padouk bars look great and sound decent. Many of the bars have poor resonance, and when playing passages certain keys sound more than others. It produces a warm tone, which I enjoy. Nothing compared to rosewood, but for the cheap price it's a good deal. It is a good beginner's marimba, but I would invest in a different one if this isn't your first purchase. Overall, I was pleased with it and I don't regret it very much.

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4.00

Great!

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This is a really good marimba, the tone is awesome. One thing to be aware of, though -- the bars are pretty thin compared to most marimbas. This makes it easier to do large intervals, but could pose problems when performing on other marimbas.

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4.00

Adams 4.3 Soloist MSPV43

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I have owned an Adams Soloist Series 4.3 for almost nine years. I originally purchased it with padauk bars. I was pleasantly surprised with the sound of the bars and I have enjoyed the instruments a great deal. I did perform with it in a small venue and I received very good feed back although for most of the audience it was probably the first time they had seen or heard a live marimba performance. It sounds much better in room with tile floor, lots of windows and curtains than it does in a large room with carpet and curtains. I did have a set of rosewood bars made for it last year. The bars are a good bit smaller than those on the concert series. Personally, I find the smaller bars easier to play but it is awkward when I find myself playing on a "full size" instrument. The smaller bars also make the instrument a little smaller which for me is also an advantage. The frame is solid and the instrument breaks down nicely for transportation. For the price, I think this instrument is a great value.

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5.00

Awesome Marimba

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I love this marimba. My grandmom bought it for me around 2 years ago when I was a senior in highschool. I now have it setup in my dorm room at college. It is very easy to move back and forth to school, and it sounds really great. Padauk is definitely underrated. Rosewood is obviously better, but for 1/2 the price this marimba sounds almost as good. It gets 5+ stars from me.

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5.00

Awesome

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This marimba provides a great sound at a very affordable price.

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5.00