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Steve Weiss Mallet Workshop

 

Everything I love

Just got a new Malletech marimba I'm totally in love with the sound. It's Padauk, not rosewood, so it has its own sound, which appeals to me after playing rosewood marimbas for so many years. The bar spacing is a little different so that's why I decided to practice a solo tune which I previously recorded on vibes. It's certainly a challenge on the new marimba!

NEW from PIPERvibe - Springless Bar String for Vibraphone and Marimba

Wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of those archaic springs used to hold tension on the vibe and marimba bar string? PIPERvibe now offers a new device that is simple to install (less than 5 seconds) and requires no tools. Once installed, all you have to do is pull the string to it and it will hold your bar string’s tension without springs. Over time, the string stretches but all you have to do is simply pull tension again and it holds it with fresh new tension....

Dreams: a new way of doing business (is working)

Many of us are frustrated with the music business. I turned that frustration into part of a dream and now (thanks to many people), I'm realizing that part of the dream.

Listening to music has been free for a long time but good people don't mind paying a fair price for it if given the opportunity. Good people want to help others. I'm giving them an opportunity in a small way to help music.

Dreams

Here's a little blog I wrote https://www.pipervibe.com/post/dreams (and continue editing) called "Dreams". It's an attempt to explain what I'm trying to do with my "Good Vibes" thing. Trying to change or add ways of doing business in these changing times. I believe our challenging times are an opportunity for change for the better.

Good Vibes for Jen Martinez-Bre

Here is a GREAT opportunity to feel the good vibes by helping vibes player Jen Martinez-Bre.

When I learned of Jen's unique challenges as a vibes player, I knew I had to do something.

I’m modifying an M55 that I purchased to meet Jen's special challenges and raising money to help pay for it. I have approximately 4000.00 invested at this time and I'm recruiting others to help.