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Thomann TK17-R Kalimba

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Kalimba

  • Keys: D, B, G, E, C, A, F, D, C, E, G, B, D, F, A, C, E
  • 17 Tines made from mineral steel
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Sound hole
Available since February 2018
Item number 425734
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Number of metal tines 17
Type Kalimba
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$32
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I love the TK17-R Kalimba!
Plappo 14.10.2020
I love the TK17-R Kalimba!
Such a calming instrument to play. The tone is held for a surprisingly long time and it plays louder than you'd think - It fills the room!

Pros: Durable, clean tone, intuitive to play.
Cons; Needs tuning as frequently as a guitar - But hey, it's an instrument!

Pro tip; You can use any kind of tuner for it! And you can put a piezo mic inside of it to get a real clean recording of it (Or just use a regular microphone, you do you...)
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Excellent Instrument!
Latifa 13.07.2023
I got this Kalimba now almost 3 years ago and it's still in tune! Very sturdy instrument, excellent wood quality and make, really convenient size ... the whole nine yards.

I found the sound to be a lot more pleasant (and volume slightly louder) than that of other (more expensive) kalimbas I had the chance to play/listen to.

Obviously, the high notes in kalimbas are always a concern as most entry-level ones don't sound them that well, but I've had no issue with how the high notes on this kalimba sound—I rarely play pieces that include them, anyway.

One thing I intend to do when upgrading to a more advanced instrument (say to a 21-key one) is getting one with carved notes on the tines. The stickers (which conveniently come with the product) are a very cumbersome substitute to that; half-glued stickers produce an abnormally strong vibration when the tine is played, and they fall off pretty easily over time. One could obviously solve that by learning the notes, but I'm not there yet.

All in all, with its ridiculously low price and great quality, this product comes highly recommended.
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Good quality
De Vries 03.02.2020
A fine quality instrument, comfortable enough to hold and play. The sound is quite satisfying, especially the lower keys, and the holes in the box allow for an easy vibrato effect. Unfortunately the highest keys have a small background noise that’s not easy to avoid and are not as loud as the rest. Easy to clean and keep in the cloth bag that comes with it. Had no need for the stickers but it’s good the option is there. As a first-time Kalimba-user it's perfect!
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The Kids and I Love it
Santmat 23.12.2021
Bought this item on a whim but the kids love it. They work out simple songs by ear so it keeps them entertained for a while. I do the same and love the soothing sound. I've had this Kalimba for a while now and it hasn't rusted or cracked despite being used a lot by my kids. I'd buy it again.
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