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  • Vibraphone Felt? Where do I get it?

    I've got an old set of Jenco Vibes and the felt is pretty compacted on them. Where can I get new felt?
    V. velella

  • #2
    Try Musser.

    Do you have a pic of your vibes? My fav of all mallet instruments.
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    • #3
      Try the Woodwind and Brasswind shop.
      They may not have it online, but write to them. I'm sure that they carry it.




      • #4
        Contact Century Mallet Instruments in Chicago, IL ... (773) 248-7733 ... and talk to Gilberto Serna. I don't know if he is retired or not, but he is a mallet expert. I've had him work on my Deagan Commander II vibraphone before, as well as a c.1908 Deagan xylophone in which retuned and even replaced one bar with one from their vault (same aged wood).

        Also Repaircussions (Rochester, NY) ... 716-885-7970 ... and talk to owner Brian Stotz; he might be able to help you out as well. I don't know if this is Brian's work number or not.

        Personally I think you will have better luck with instrument repair than you will with specific (competitive) companies ... although no one is competing with Jenco because they don't exist anymore, but you get the idea.
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        • #5
          Awesome, thanks for the help, guys.

          The vibes are in this photo. That's my studio at my old house; it's all crammed into a 2 bedroom apartment for the summer; come August, though, we'll be rocking in a larger room!

          V. velella


          • #6

            Ebay is a great source for vibraphone felt.




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