Welcome to my workshop

I'm very particular about the instruments I play and the mallets I use so I've become a self-taught, pseudo-engineer. This is where I share my recent designs of custom vibraphones. 

Welcome to the workshop

Welcome to the workshop

Experiments, Inovations, Renovations, Improvements and Designing of the PIPERvibe

PIPERvibe

PIPERvibe

No springs, better and more consistent tension on the bar string. This is the vibe I designed and built to take on deployment with me to Antarctica. It's in our Chapel Of The Snows in McMurdo Station and is the first vibraphone in Antarctica. It features rubber rails, rubber hinges and many other unique ideas.

No springs, better and more consistent tension on the bar string. This is the vibe I designed and built to take on deployment with me to Antarctica. It's in our Chapel Of The Snows in McMurdo Station and is the first vibraphone in Antarctica. It features rubber rails, rubber hinges and many other unique ideas.

After hundreds of hours of designing, thousands of dollars and hard work, I placed the final screw into the frame and added the bars and resonators. Before playing the first note, I pray that the instrument would meet my standards of performance so I would have an instrument to play in Antarctica. I was only days away from deployment.

After hundreds of hours of designing, thousands of dollars and hard work, I placed the final screw into the frame and added the bars and resonators. Before playing the first note, I pray that the instrument would meet my standards of performance so I would have an instrument to play in Antarctica. I was only days away from deployment.