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I made 3 Kalimbas. Yay!

Ok so i made 3 Kalimbas with small cigar boxes i had. I used car wiper blades for tines.They sound so different. I'm not sure if it's the s…

Started by Estone Villan

2 Apr 30, 2017
Reply by Estone Villan

First Kalimba build

Not a cigar box, but what the heck... A top half of a gourd works, too.

Started by Greg Thompson

2 Feb 1, 2015
Reply by Graham Alibone

My kalimba

For me best keys are mini hand saw blades right now. Metal saw blades didn't bent and braked easily. I Snapped the saw blades half and made…

Started by Jantan ux

0 Aug 18, 2013

Stack 'Em Up!

Started putting together a few kalimbas cause they're so much fun to build and ended up with a stack of them.  Took them to the local flea…

Started by George Durbin

5 Aug 17, 2013
Reply by George Durbin

Rumba Stick

I finished my long-threatened swiss-army kalimba today. The Rumba Stick (see the album for details on the pictures) is a rake-tine kalimba…

Started by Tres Seaver

8 Jan 12, 2013
Reply by Gary Wensley

More by SaReGaMa The Artist

This guy made this one.  (He also plays Hugh Tracys in many forms, with customized tunings)

Started by Diane in Chicago

0 Dec 4, 2012

customizing a Hugh Tracey Alto

I pulled the tines off a vintage instrument, cleaned it up, burned on some designs (a la Tom Lanford) and reinstalled the tines.  I tuned i…

Started by Diane in Chicago

5 Sep 26, 2012
Reply by Diane in Chicago

retuning another Hugh Tracey

I just retuned one of these that I have: to this tuning: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ExlO4_cXDV4/Tvd-mW4XDuI/AAAAAAAAAOo/7DLpzNF81

Started by Diane in Chicago

2 Mar 19, 2012
Reply by Diane in Chicago

Less is more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl_eEOTTT78&feature=related

Started by Diane in Chicago

1 Oct 9, 2010
Reply by Tres Seaver

Bass kalimba aka. Marimbula aka. Rhumba box

I recently saw the Jamaican mento band The Jolly Boys and noticed they feature a sort of giant kalimba-type instrument as a bass. I thought…

Started by Mark

4 Sep 26, 2010
Reply by Conrad

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I made 3 Kalimbas. Yay!

Started by Estone Villan. Last reply by Estone Villan Apr 30, 2017. 2 Replies

First Kalimba build

Started by Greg Thompson. Last reply by Graham Alibone Feb 1, 2015. 2 Replies

My kalimba

Started by Jantan ux Aug 18, 2013. 0 Replies

Stack 'Em Up!

Started by George Durbin. Last reply by George Durbin Aug 17, 2013. 5 Replies

Rumba Stick

Started by Tres Seaver. Last reply by Gary Wensley Jan 12, 2013. 8 Replies

More by SaReGaMa The Artist

Started by Diane in Chicago Dec 4, 2012. 0 Replies

customizing a Hugh Tracey Alto

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Sep 26, 2012. 5 Replies

retuning another Hugh Tracey

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Mar 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Less is more

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Tres Seaver Oct 9, 2010. 1 Reply

Pitch Bending with a Kalimba

Started by Alan Roberts. Last reply by HENRY LOWMAN May 11, 2010. 1 Reply

The Tine Report

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Alan Roberts Apr 29, 2010. 1 Reply

Silverware chest Kalimba with interchangable tine sets!

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Apr 15, 2010. 6 Replies

Tuning the wild kalimba

Started by Alan Roberts. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Apr 11, 2010. 2 Replies

Lyra Mbira

Started by HENRY LOWMAN. Last reply by Tres Seaver Jan 19, 2010. 1 Reply

tines for trade for abox or twomin

Started by Mungo Park Jan 17, 2010. 0 Replies

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