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Okay, so.

Thoughts on the Marimba One Vibraphone. I've seen some pics and some discussion out there, but there doesn't seem to be any good videos demonstrating the sound.

I'm considering the One Vibe and the Omega by Mallettech as a replacement to the great Musser I have now.



tonymiceli Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:31

i just have info from the omega side. it looks like an Omega. A lot was copied. I haven't played one.

The omega was designed by 4 pro vibe players. That's what we have on our side. Make sure you play each one. Where do you live?

rfrench5 Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:23

In reply to by tonymiceli

Hey Tony,
I'm in the Houston,TX area. I have played on the Omega a few times (past PASICs) and of course have seen all of the videos by you and Malletech over the past few years. It's really a great instrument. Sometimes I think about it (too much?) and I start to nit pick in my brain that the bars just sound "different" (less warm??). I compare the sounds of the videos where the Omega is being played on, with other videos with a Musser, Adams,or a Yamaha, or a Deagan, or VanderPlas, or the other models. I sure love the frame, break down, motor, and overall design of the Omega. And I would use the Omega or the One Vibe alot, for both jazz and orchestra stuff.

Know anyone in the area that has a Omega? Or does one of the retailers (Dallas- Lone Star?) have a floor model?

Thanks for your help!