Thread: Mbira tines
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:07 PM
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Default Mbira tines


I haven't really posted anything on these forums for a long time, so I think I'm going to start up again, starting with this question:

So recently I've discovered the Array Mbira on YouTube and want one myself. However, on discovery of the rediculous pricing of $2000+, I have decided that I want to make my own. I understand the general assembly at this point and how I would go about tuning it, but I don't know what I should make the tines out of to get a nice tone. They are supposed to be made out of a "high carbon spring steel" alloy, and I would like to know, where do I get such material?

Any feedback will be appreciated, and I hope to get back to posting soon.
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