embedded features

The features in our vibraphones are so unique. They deserve their own pages.


Embedded Midi

The vanderPlas vibraphones can be equipped with the  midi pickup system, a completely new development. We managed to get an enormously low latency into the new system.
The midi/audio pickup system lets you expand your musical range without limits.

With the supplied manager software you can easily configure the system to your needs up to bar level.


Tilted bars

To give you the most comfortable playing position with our instruments, we exclusively equip our vibes with tilted bar layout.

With the slightly 3 degrees tilted bars, the relative position of the sharps are at a more similar distance to the player as the normals.


Vibrato control

80% of the jazz vibists don't use the vibrato effect on their instrument.
They feel the vibrato effect is too heavy and full for their taste.

Regularly on vibraphones the vibrato effect is created by the rotating discs/fans on top of the resonator tubes, driven thru a belt by a rotating motor-axle.

In our instruments we use a differend approach: we make the fans swivle, not rotate.


HDS bars

To protect the aluminum bars, normally on vibraphones they are brushed and then anodized in either a silver or gold color.
Bars treated like this have a certain sound character.

We developped a different way to protect, finish, and shape the sound character of the bar: HDS


Posture, Motion and Ergonomics on our features

Can working in a standing position cause health problems?

Standing is a natural human posture and by itself poses no particular health hazard.  
However, working in a standing position on a regular basis can cause sore feet, swelling of the legs, varicose veins, general muscular fatigue, low back pain, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, and other health problems. 


About Us

vanderPlas muziekinstrumenten
Leidsevaart 227
2203LC Noordwijk

email: vibraphones@vanderplastal.com


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