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Marimbas Alpha

Debuting at Musikmesse 2012, Adams new Alpha Series keyboards feature tuning advancements that further enhance the sound of the instruments, notably making the upper registers sound more open and resonant.  Using a proprietary computer assisted method, Adams is the only company producing bars meticulously precision tuned though an incredible sixth overtone in the lower register. This exclusive tuning process gives our keyboards the most stable pitch and evenness of sound available, and allows Adams complete control over all aspects of the marimba's sound.

Alpha features a dramatic addition to Adams frame design.  Adams collaborated with Kessels Granger Design Works to create the newly contoured rails, end pieces, and resonators, available in many color and stain combinations.  Alpha Series instruments feature the Adams Voyager Height Adjustment System.

Features

The Alpha Series family of instruments represents the state of the art in modern instrument design. The high sweeping arc of the resonators, rich wood stain finish and polished aluminum name plate all merge seamlessly to form a visual and aural statement in modern design. Only the finest aged Honduras Rosewood is considered for the keyboard. Each bar is then tuned via the Alpha Tuning Method that ensures not only the perfect fundamental note but the perfect harmonic structure throughout the upper register. Each instrument is available in a choice of resonator color and choice of rail and end piece for an instrument as individual as you are.

Frames

World class design inside and out is what the Alpha Marimba represents. Hand stained solid French Oak rails and end pieces are crowned by a distinctive polished aluminum name plate to announce that this is something special. The height adjustable Voyager frame has been updated with a high arching cross support that disappears behind the sweeping arc of the Alpha resonators to provide a stunning look while providing the perfect soundstage for your audience. Integral cross rails and end caps provide structural integrity while maintaining the smooth flowing lines.

Experience superior aural and visual design at a level never before imagined. Experience Alpha.

 
Model NumberDescriptionRangeLengthLow EndHigh EndHeight Adj.Weight
MAHA50 5.0 Octave Alpha Series Marimba C2 - C7 255 cm 104 cm 40 cm 88-108 cm  
MAHA43 4.3 Octave Artist Classic Marimba            
               

Configurations

Honduras Rosewood Bars

Model NumberDescriptionTuningRangeBar Width
MAHA50 5.0 Alpha Series Marimba A=442 Hz. C2 - C7 72 – 40 cm
MAHA43 4.3 Alpha Series Marimba A=442 Hz.    

 Alpha features a dramatic addition to Adams frame design. Adams collaborated with Kessels Granger Design Works to create the newly contoured rails, end pieces, and resonators, available in many color and stain combinations.

Three powder coated finishes: Desert, Satin Gold, and Black

Three solid Oak finishes: White Wash, Graphite, and Walnut

 

Accessories

Soft Gig Bag Sets

Model NumberDescription
CSAB50 5.0 Artist Marimba Bag Set - 11 pcs
CSAB43 4.3 Artist Marimba Bag Set - 9 pcs

Soft Gig Bag Sets

Short Nylon Drop Covers

Model NumberDescription
MACV50 5.0 low C Artist Short Cover
MACV43 4.3 low A Artist Short Cover

Short Nylon Drop Covers

Replacement Cord

Model NumberDescription
CD-570 5.0 Octave Marimba Bar Cord and Tension Springs, full set
CD-470 4.3 Octave Marimba Bar Cord and Tension Springs, full set

Warranty

Adams Products are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Mallets bar sets are entitled to one (1 ) free tuning during the the period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Individual bars may be exchanged as often as necessary during the period of one (1) year the date of original purchase. For Rosewood and Padouk bars, Adams highly recommends waiting for nine (9) months from the date of original purchase before exchanging or tuning the bars to allow them to acclimate to your environment.

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY

This Warranty Does Not Cover
This warranty shall not apply to the following: sticks, brushes, beaters, springs, straps, slings, heads, wire snares, cable snares, gut snares, snare cords/straps, cymbals, bass drum hoop protectors, or damage resulting from misuse, negligence, and/or alterations or additions to the product after acceptance.  Pearl’s warranty does not apply to failures caused by the following:  a.)  Improper maintenance or repair, including the installation of parts or components that do not conform to the quality and specification of the original.  b.)  Instruments that have been altered, modified or have been damaged through misuse, negligence or improper operation.  c.)  Instruments whose trademark, name or identification number has been changed or removed.  d.)  Instruments subjected to abnormal strain, neglect, abuse, modification or exposure to extreme variances in temperature or humidity.  e.)  Special Finishes - Drum hardware and stands ordered with Black Chrome plated, Gold plated, Satin Chrome plated, Black Nickel plated, and lacquered finishes are highly sensitive to cosmetic damage that can occur during normal handling and use.  Therefore, no warranty of any kind, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, is provided against cosmetic defects or appearance damage to these finishes. 

The obligation created by this warranty is limited to repair or replacement of the defective item at Pearl’s sole discretion.

Owner’s Responsibility
It is important that the owner/user be familiar with the proper maintenance and use of their Pearl instrument. Keep this warranty and proof of purchase in a safe place.  Be prepared to provide purchase information to avoid undue difficulties in determining eligibility for warranty protection. If any service is not performed by Pearl, it will terminate this warranty.

To Obtain Warranty Service
Warranty service may be obtained by first notifying the Pearl dealer from which the product was originally purchased.  Upon notification, the Pearl dealer must obtain Return Authorization from the Pearl Customer Service Department.  This number must be written plainly on the outside of the package or the returned shipping carton will be refused.  Returned merchandise must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt.  All freight and insurance must be prepaid by the original owner.  Pearl will stand return freight, provided the defect is adjudged to be covered by warranty.  Merchandise found to be not covered by warranty will be returned freight collect.

Warranty Limitations
This Limited Warranty is exclusive and made in lieu of all other warranties, and all implied warranties, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose which are hereby expressly disclaimed. In no event will responsibility be accepted for incidental or consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty may last. Therefore, the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to stat