The vanderPlas LW family

The harmonious voice of creation.

 With the vanderPlas LW models we reach for the highest possible quality in vibraphone manufacturing. 

With its rigid design, smooth mechanics, the latest technology, highest level bar tuning, and gorgeous looks, this model is unmatched and will allow you to focus on what you need to focus on: your music.

 4 octaves LW

4 octaves LWExtended ranges

There are models available in 3.5(C3-F6) and 4.0(C3-C7) and 4.3(A2-C7) octaves ranges. The HDS bars offer the cutting sound you need, and the tilted bars make this instrument feel like heaven.

Being supplied with gold bars and luxureous polished wooden endblocks, this is an instrument that will help you impress your audience.

  • 4.0 oct. LW, gold HDS bars
    4.0 oct. LW, gold HDS bars
  • 4.3 oct. LW, gold HDS bars
    4.3 oct. LW, gold HDS bars
  • 4.0 oct. LW, blue HDS bars
    4.0 oct. LW, blue HDS bars
  • 4.3 oct. LW, blue HDS bars
    4.3 oct. LW, blue HDS bars
  • 3.5 oct. LW, gold HDS bars
    3.5 oct. LW, gold HDS bars
  • 3.5 oct. LW, blue HDS bars
    3.5 oct. LW, blue HDS bars

Motor vibrato system

Vibrato controlThe  vibrato system is the most advanced you will find on a vibraphone. The fans on the LW don't rotate anymore, yet swivle.

With this system, not only speed can be controlled, but also the depth of vibrato through the use of a knob, not by replacing hardware fans or whatever, so realtime!!!! 

We started this feature 12 years ago on the earlier high end LW series, but we improved it and set it at a higher level, making the todays LW vibraphone the most sophisticated vibraphone currently available.

The vibrato control panel is placed on the top of the left, to a mirror shine polished walnut endblock. 

Midi

 

The LW is 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.

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Resonators

 To avoid unwanted mechanical noises, all tubes on the LW are screwed in place, and mechanically isolated through a felt cover. 

The lowest octave (and a 1/3 in case of the 4.3 octaves) is equipped with tunable endstops.

This ensures maximum resonance in all circumstances.

About Us

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Leidsevaart 227
2203LC Noordwijk
NL

email: vibraphones@vanderplastal.com

 

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