vanderPlas Baileo

vanderPlas Baileo
Product Code: KIV4
Availability: 1
$7,500.00

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Beautiful vanderPlas Baileo vibraphone. At 3.5 octaves, with graduated HDS bars and a conert black finish, this instrument is beautiful to see and to play. The hand controled motor works perfectly. It can be turned on or off with the wave of the player's hand. The  silicon damper pad and extended pedal give the player total control over the resonance of the bars. Everything on this vibraphone is in tip top shape making this a great deal for a vibraphone player. The vanderPlas instruments are unequaled in sound production, features, and appearance.

HDS bars (from the vanderPlan site) : 

To protect the aluminum bars, normally on vibraphones they are brushed and then anodized in either a silver or gold color.
Bars treated like this have a certain sound character.

We developped a different way to protect, finish, and shape the sound character of the bar: HDS

With this special bar treatment, every single bar undergoes its own pretty complicated (a.o. chemical) process, creating a sound color that is more cutting and brilliant, without losing warmth.
On top of this, the HDS bars offer a longer sustain and more even decay of all the harmonics.

Specially when using pickups, the HDS bars offer a much clearer and cutting sound opposed to normal brushed bars.

To add more warmth and to create that special sound ..., we triple tune the HDS bars, and make them on average about 5mm wider than the bars on other brand vibraphones.

General Characteristics
Model Baileo
Era 1960-
Condition Excellent
Extra Holes or Modifications None
Date 2009
Hardware Finish Black Anodized
Keyboard Characteristics
Octave Range 3 1/2 Octave
Note Range C - F
Tuning A=440
Bar Finish Gold
Bar Material HDR
Length 69"