True, it is a simple concept and in the instance of the Toca Double Row Bar Chimes, a simple, elegant, and clean looking instrument. Remove the metal striker from its convenient holder atop the matte-finished natural oak base and drag it lightly down the row of chimes.
The glissando - the undulating, shimmering choir of the 3/8" diameter aluminum bars, graduating in length and pitch is nothing simple. It is rich in overtones, transients and sustain.Taken individually, each specially chosen aluminum bar is stinging, full and bright in tone. Dragging the metal striker down a single row of these bars would be a shimmering, elaborate statement. That is the reason quality bar chimes have found their way onto so many recordings in all genres.
The liquid, dense tapestry of sparkling chimes is never out of place.The Toca Double Row Bar Chimes will soon find their own way onto recording after recording. A flick of the striker will prove why. After all, there are seventy individual chimes set in motion.
Each is hand strung using braided chord for to ensure that the chimes last a lifetime of performances. And each bar is suspended optimally so that it will resonate freely for a lifetime.
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