1 Sturdy Box "Luggage" with Tuning Reference printed inside
Stickers (number notation)
1 Tuning Hammer
1 Tuning Pliers
2 Thumb Protectors
1 Instrument Wipe-cloth
1 Black Drawstring Fabric Bag (Dust-cover)
1 Grey Instrument Case (Impact Protection)
Instrument Case details:
The case is made with EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) that is BPA free and does not contain chlorides, heavy metals, phenols, latex and other toxic substances. It is "rubber-like" in flexibility and resistant to stress cracks, perfect for impact absorption.
The case is water-resistant, but it is not waterproof in the zipper areas.
Case Dimensions: 235x175x70mm
Number of Keys: 36. All tuned to different notes with no repeats.
Range: F3 to F6, Chromatic from F3 to F6 minus one note of your choice.
Bass notes: Out of 7 notes (F3, F#3, G3, G#3, A3, A#3 and B3), one would be left out because there are 37 notes in 3 octaves and CLASSIC has 36 tines.
You are free to arrange the 6 bass notes according to the needs of your musical masterpiece.
Four raised tines create a "third layer" which makes a huge improvement in musical performance.
The visual difference helps your eyes identify different bass notes easily
The height differences give your thumbs enough space to play accurately at fast speeds.
Layout designer Seren Koo offers three tuning options for bass.
Tuning 1 would leave out G#3
Tuning 2 would leave out F#3
Tuning 3 would leave out A#3
You only need to tap two tines to change from Tuning 1 to 2, and again tap only two tines to change from Tuning 2 to 3.
All three tuning options will still result in notes in spaces to be on the left, and notes on lines to be on the right. This allows you to look at any staff notation score, and for the majority of the time, know whether a note is located on the left or on the right side of the Kalimba.
Above Middle C: Full chromatic scale arranged like the piano with white keys at the bottom layer and pentatonic black keys at the top layer.
Bonus: Customers can receive the Chill Angels 36 Key Chromatic Kalimba PDF guidebook (English only) via email, to help you get past the beginner stage quickly.
Layout Copyright: Seren Koo. All rights reserved. Once you have learned CLASSIC's layout, you will be able to transfer your playing skills to all other Chill Angels Kalimba layouts (24/25/34 key) with ease.
Play Your Masterpiece
If Carnegie Hall is your destination, CLASSIC is the luxury 36 Key Kalimba built for you to play your masterpiece.
CLASSIC is made from a reddish-brown variety of African Padauk. From our tests, this wood makes a soundboard that is second to none. CLASSIC also has a beautiful finish, reminiscent of an exquisite violin. The core of each tine (the keys of the Kalimba) is made of Maganese-Alloy-Elastic-Steel with two to three layers of Steel Plating. The result is the balanced crystal sound that Chill Angels is known for.
Although CLASSIC (36 Keys) appears to merely have 2 keys more than ECO (34 Keys), CLASSIC is technically many times more difficult to make due to the care and details required in every component to create it successfully.
Material-wise, the precious wood from Africa, shipping costs, hefty taxes and the low yield are contributing factors that make CLASSIC ten times more costly to manufacture. Less than 20% of the purchased wood would eventually become the CLASSIC Kalimba that passes our strict product quality standards.
We've put together the best to meet customer's needs because some classical music pieces and jazz pieces do require the 36 Key Kalimba to play it, and 34 is not enough. We did not let the costs of research and quality control stop us when creating CLASSIC too.
Hence, CLASSIC has become the dream Kalimba for many musicians.
Dust-Cover: It is recommended that your Kalimba is kept covered in the black thin drawstring cloth bag whenever it is unused, to keep the Kalimba in optimal condition. It prevents the accumulation of dust and dirt while the Kalimba is resting. The Instrument Wipe-cloth can be used to clean any oils or perspiration from the instrument after practice.
Impact-Protection: If the Kalimba is in a place where it may be knocked over by people or pets, place the Kalimba in the grey Instrument Case, so that it is well-cushioned against accidental impact and scratches. Seren has children at home, and she returns her Kalimbas to their Instrument Cases after use every day.
Crush-Protection: In situations where your Kalimba may face harder forces, such as compaction during international travel, more protection can be used. Place the "f-shaped" cardboard pieces between the tine slots. Do not worry about the elasticity of the raised tines. Next, place it into the grey Instrument Case for cushioning, then place it into the "luggage" cardboard box for extra protection against compaction during international travel. Secure it from moving inside the cardboard box, by using the white foam pieces. If the airport/airlines allow it, it is safest to hand carry your Kalimba.
Rust-Protection: You can use WD-40 to provide rust protection for the metal components of your Kalimba. Spray any metal part, and wipe off the excess. WD-40 is not corrosive and will not harm the wood. We use WD-40 when assembling the instrument too.
Thumbnail-Protection: Your nails are now an essential part of your instrument, just like drum sticks for a drummer. Feel free to use the silicone thumb protectors, if you need help reminding yourself not to use your thumbnails in your daily life. Seren wore it until she changed her habits to use her fingernails instead of her thumbnails for daily chores. Remove the protectors when you practice the Kalimba.