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Boss Of The Mallet World

    There’s nothing like hitting a bar on the marimba and knowing that you have just the right mallet for the sound. That mallet makes all the difference, and Arias, Supervisor of Mallet Production at marimba one® knows it better than anyone.

Congratulations to Se Mi Hwang and to the other prize winners -- and congratulations to all participants for your skill, focus and determination! The 6th World Marimba Competition took place last month in the conservatory in Stuttgart.

Lots of entries made it hard to choose a winner. Congratulations Vincent Caers for a unique photo! Congratulations also to Michael Jopling and Aaron Mattock!


It was 25 years ago that music professor Dennis Plies placed an order for a marimba and moved Ron Samuels to quit his woodworking job and jump into building marimbas full time.

Now you can assemble the marimba of your dreams, with the help of "The Configurator," the on-line innovation of the world's premier maker of concert marimbas.

Getting a Warmer Sound on a Marimba

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Marimba One Basso Bravo Resonators

The idea to develop our Basso Bravo resonator voicing came from conversations I had with some marimba players who wished for a bass sound that was even darker and warmer than anything currently available on  the market.