A relative of the xylophone and the marimba, the vibraphone is an idiophone that originated right here in the U.S. Like other idiophones, the vibraphone features aluminum keys hit by mallets to produce a mellow tone. The vibraphones sound is enhanced by resonators below the keys and a damper bar for expression. Though originally designed for the percussion sections of orchestras, the vibraphone quickly became a featured instrument in jazz music. However, the vibraphone is used in both jazz bands and orchestras today.
X8 Drums offers a variety of vibraphones for use in jazz bands, orchestras, and concert performances, whether performed in a school or in a professional setting. Each vibraphone in our collection is hand picked for its detailed construction, reliable durability, and rich, resonant tone that will reach everyone in your audience.