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So before I decided to write this review, I used this kalimba about several weeks. If someone's interested, delivery was about a month. And it sounds warm and crisp at the same time, which is perfect. It's weighty, but I'm fine with it, hands are not getting tired at all.
Its sound is charming and magical, can't describe it in another way, like a musical box, but you can play everything you want.
Honestly, I'm new in the music, and bought 34-notes kalimba with an eye to the future. There's a very little amount of 34-notes covers, moreover, there's probably no covers at all on modern artists I like YUNGBLUD, Lana Del Rey, Lil Peep, Brennan Savage, Maggie Lindemann, Avril Lavigne etc. So it's a good way to create your own notes, I've created "teresa" by YUNGBLUD so far. It's not so hard though, because there's a ton of piano covers which you can use as a basis.
I want to note extreme patience, loyalty and kindness of Seren, she's really interested in quality of kalimbas, your feelings about it.
I constantly had a feeling like I received not only a kalimba, but someone's real piece of soul, sounds pretentious, but I'm proud to be the part of this community. And I'm proud this kalimba now part of me. Thank you.
I bought this as a Christmas present for my wife this year, but just had to give it to her shortly after it arrived. Since then, she has played it every day. She had previously purchased a chromatic kalimba from Seeds but found it to be very quiet, and also in need of almost daily tuning. I recently tuned the ChillAngels kalimba for the first time since we received it four weeks ago. It is a lovely instrument, sounds wonderful and my wife loves it. We have always believed in buying high quality instruments (and are fortunate enough to be able to). I strongly recommend this instrument to those interested in a chromatic kalimba. You will likely not need to purchase another one in your life.
I'm a YouTube Kalimbaist & currently own 9 Kalimbas; There is no Kalimba quite like ChillAngels! Their Classic Series enticed me as I longed for a great quality chromatic, however was out of my price range at the time, so when I heard of this ECO launch, I just had to get my hands on it... and I can honestly say this Kalimba is worth every penny; from the unboxing experience, build & sound quality, the attention to detail such as the beautiful finish on the Bamboo and most notably the special upper layer tine arrangement that is unique ONLY to ChillAngels, as it solves the issue of 'repeated notes' that you would unfortunately find with other chromatic brands out on the market. I also play the Piano, so being able to reach ALL the various keys from A3 through to E6 AND have an additional 5 bass notes ( F G A A# B ) expands my musical capabilities to its highest potential. The density and thickness of the Bamboo builds excellent resonance & the crystal-like sound it produces is second to none, so I would highly recommend the ECO model as your Go-To Chromatic Kalimba, as well as the affordability standpoint. Thanks Seren! 5/5
Here is a list of things that I love about my Pufferfish:
- Sound is super crisp and beautiful
- Chromatic arrangement with NO repeating notes
- More spacing between tines, making it easier to play
- Does not go out of tune easily once tuned
Here is a video of me playing "Craigie Hill" by Cara Dillon. I think Irish folk music suits the Pufferfish really well! I'm going to arrange more Irish music and pop music together with my Pufferfish ^_^
I've tried 11 different kalimbas (including Seeds 34-key, Gecko, LingTing, Hluru, Kimi, Moozica, and Aklot) at this point and this is my favorite overall. I believe it is the best chromatic kalimba on the market (other than perhaps Chill Angels' other kalimbas)!
Pitch: All 34 keys are tuned to different notes, which at this time is unlike any other brand of chromatic kalimbas on the market! The kalimba arrived needing very little tuning.
Timbre: This kalimba has a beautiful "sparkly" sound that I love, somewhere between a wooden kalimba and my Kimi acrylic kalimba, which is very sparkly-sounding. Many kalimbas have inharmonious metallic-sounding overtones that (to my ears) overwhelm the original note, and the ECO has very little. Its sustain is quite long on the lower notes, longer than on my Hluru flatboard kalimba, and a little less long on the highest notes, but still pretty good.
Loudness: It is louder than my Kimi acrylic kalimba and slightly less loud than my Hluru flatboard, which is supposedly one of the loudest flatboard kalimbas. I have no problems with ECO's volume for indoor use.
Playability: The tines are easy to play and I love that they are slightly farther apart than on most kalimbas, making it easier to not make mistakes while still easy enough to play glissando. The two rows of tines and entirely metal casing, however, are a little heavy and the kalimba has a tendency to tilt away from me during playing. Not a big deal though.
Appearance: See photo & video below! Note that I already applied the stickers that came with the kalimba. I recommend using tweezers so as not to get fingerprints on the stickers.
Carry case: The carrying bag/case is less sturdy than those that come with other kalimbas (and, I believe, Chill Angels' other kalimbas). However, I believe it will do its job and I love that it has a long shoulder strap so that I can carry the kalimba around easily (and stylishly!).
Hope this review helps. Bottom line: If you're in the market for a chromatic kalimba, GET THIS ONE!
I LOVE my Chill Angels vibrato kalimba!! I’ve been on the hunt to find the perfect kalimba for a long time and now I’ve finally found *the one*. This is my 11th kalimba (YES 11th!!). After owning 10 kalimbas from various popular brands, I got tired of the limited range of notes, complete lack of customer service, dead or stuff tines, and questionable quality of the instrument.
The quality of Chills Angels’ kalimba is unparalleled. This is not a toy. When they said it was an heirloom-quality instrument, they really meant it. The body feels so sturdy and well-crafted. It is by far the most elegant kalimba on the market. A lot of effort was put into the design of the kalimba, the packaging, and the user guide. With 36-keys that don’t repeat, I am able play just about any song! And best of all...NO DEAD TINES, which is such a common issue with hollows.
Seren is so sweet and kind--you can tell she really cares about her customers and wants to spread the joys of being a musician, no matter if you are a beginner or experienced. This is a business you can feel good about supporting. I'm beyond happy with everything so far!
I had never heard of a kalimba until I saw someone selling one on Craigslist and that got me curious so I started looking into them. I looked at all sorts of kalimbas and decided to buy this one from Seren and I am so glad I did. It's lovely. The wood is beautiful, the tone is ecxcellent and the tines are easy to play. I'll never be an expert at playing but a kalimba is easy to understand and make music with. If you're hesitant about kalimba I would say don't be. It's fun, relaxing and oh so portable. Jump in and enjoy.
Although I am not a professional player, this is my 4th kalimba and by far my favorite! I love having all the notes I used to be missing to play all the songs I wanted. It is like having three kalimbas in one; one in C, one in F and then all the extra sharps/flats. The sound is clear with all tines, which vibrate more than my other kalimbas. The volume surprised me, as it is louder than an acrylic kalimba of course, but also than a wooden flatboard. But not quite as loud as a hollow, which is perfect because my dog cannot stand the sound of a hollow.
It is very comfortable to hold, even after hours of playing. It even fits well in my kids' hands. Comes with all necessary accessories, including a beautiful purse-like carrying case. Perfect travel companion! Finally I lovebthe wood colour and its overall appearance which I find very zen looking.
Ordered from amazon.ca andbreceived in 2 days (even without Prime)! This kalimba has it all and really is the only one you'll ever need!