The pros spoke, we listened

Keys

Superb sustain/powerful bars/proprietary alloy, geometry & tuning system.

Frames

Aircraft strut technology — high strength-to-weight ratio (16-lb. harp)
Includes Four Total Lock wheels and two damper springs (apparently those are budget-busters for the mega-brands)

End-board height adjustment knob - Easily find the perfect playing height

Vibrato

Patented Vibrato Systems

Motorized (Omega), or Manual (LoveVibe2)
Flat wings/shutters silently circle over top of the tubes. There’s nothing in the resonator when they are open to distort the pure overtones or interfere with projection.
Vibrato Wings on LoveVibe2 allow rhythm-synced vibrato and after stroke volume control

Dampening System

Patented Progressive Dampening Gel System

Our patented concave gel first barely touches the bars with the outer pointed edge, close to the non-vibrating node (nearer to the bar cord). As you lift the pedal, the patented shape of the gel progressively swells toward the more active ends of the bars. Dampen quickly, or feather infinitely like a violin bow.

Patented Adjustable Damper Bar

Traditional damper bars with less expensive single spring systems frequently don’t dampen evenly. Malletech has solved those complaints with dual adjustable spring towers to balance top to bottom dampening and overall wet/dry sound; patented dual adjustable angle adjustment for balancing sharps and naturals; patented pull bar attached to the damper so you’ll never deform the damper bar itself.

21st Century Pedal

  • Silent pedal strap with quick disconnect
  • And new instant clutch adjustment
  • Adjustable pedal leverage / feel / pull ratio
  • Five adjustable pedal positions on frame
  • Adjustable swivel resistance

Resonators

Until you hear the difference in character, volume and ring, you may not be able to appreciate how radically our tunable resonators can change your sound. Elevates the Malletech LoveVibe2 and OmegaVibe into a new category.

Final Thoughts

“The noisy, unexpressive, motorized vibrato used on all vibraphones since its invention in 1916 was never musically inspiring to me. Many vibraphone players seemed to agree, since they chose to create their music without use of the “vibra” part of the vibraphone. Even the best instruments had motors and pulsar fan assemblies that were frequently too noisy to use in ballads or in classical music — exactly where you would want to selectively add vibrato.” — LHS