ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba Chill Angels
ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba
ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba
ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba
ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba
ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba

ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba

Regular price $99.00
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Details:

  • Brand: Chill Angels
  • Series: ECO
  • Kalimba Materials: Sustainably Farmed Naturally Pesticide Free Moso Bamboo and Premium Steel.
  • Weight: 630g
  • Flatboard Dimensions: 190x130x20mm Solid Bamboo Flat Soundboard
  • Your Kalimba Order comes with:
    • 1 Tuning Reference Card,
    • Stickers (number notation)
    • 1 tuning hammer
    • 1 tuning pliers
    • 2 thumb protectors
    • 1 instrument wipe-cloth
    • 1 black drawstring fabric bag (dust-cover)
    • NEW! 1 grey instrument case 
  • Instrument Case details:
    • Semi-hard with flexibility, like luggage.
    • Inner elastic belt prevents Kalimba from falling out accidentally.
    • Smooth and durable zipper
    • Stabilizing Insert is custom-fitted to the ECO Kalimba, to reduce movement and absorb impact effectively.
    • Instrument Case is exclusive to ChillAngels.com and Amazon Chill Angel. Not available to other resellers.
  • Number of Keys: 34. All tuned to different notes with no repeats.
  • Range: F3 to E6, Chromatic from A3 to E6.
  • Bass notes: Below Middle C are five most common bass notes: F, G A, A#(a.k.a. B flat) and B.
  • Above Middle C: full chromatic scale arranged like piano with white keys at the bottom layer and pentatonic black keys at the top layer.
  • Layout designer: Seren Koo. All rights reserved. Once you learned ECO's layout, you will be able to transfer your playing skills to all her other layouts (24/25/36 key) with ease.
  • Amazon Canada Regular Price CAD125.70
  • Amazon USA Regular Price USD99

Magnificent Value

Thank you for your interest in Chill Angels ECO 34 Key, the Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba with magnificent value in price, durability and layout efficiency.

The first thing you would notice is that the price is affordable compared to other similar Kalimbas on the market. It is quite a valuable Kalimba considering the high-quality sound and construction of the Kalimba.

This is the sturdiest Kalimba we have, with increased steel reinforcement and a thicker soundboard, for long-lasting use. 

Our Original Tine arrangement by Seren Koo ensures no repeated notes. While we encourage all beginners to use the stickers or a permanent marker, many seasoned Kalimba players find the arrangement intuitive enough to not require stickers or markings on their Kalimba tines. 

After you receive your Kalimba, you will notice that the sound improves after a week of playing it daily. This is because the tines will move into optimal positions with more use. 

Maintenance

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: Consider keeping your instrument in the grey instrument case whenever it is not in use, so that it is safe from accidents. Use the instrument case to protect your Kalimba during international travel. Pack the tuning accessories in the black fabric drawstring bag, and do not store it together with your Kalimba in the case as it may scratch your instrument.

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/ bamboo. 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.

Tuning: Your Kalimba was tuned before shipping. If it loses its accuracy, check out 9 year old Kylie's video for tips on how to tune your Chill Angels Kalimba. Most people are curious about the pliers. The pliers are used to lower the pitch for tines in the bottom layer. It is also useful when you need to change tines one day, for any brand of Kalimba.

Related Blog Posts:

(1) Eco-friendly Practices are Economical (planned post)

(2) Comparing 34 Key Layouts from Other Brands VS Chill Angels ECO (planned post)

(3) Qualities of Bamboo VS Wood as a soundboard for musical instruments (planned post)

(4) Jazz Up Your ECO Kalimba Bag (planned post)

Customer Reviews

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Anna-Maria
I like it!

The 34 key kalimba came to me just as described and surprisingly fast. The sound is clear and has very long sustain (sustain relatively short on high tines as usual with kalimbas). Comfortable to play even with super short nails! Tuning was easy with the pliers and hammer. I only hope for tine stickers with the letters of keys (c,d,e etc.) also, not just numbers.

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Sofi Åström

Sounds very nice. Needed a little tuning which was easy to fix. I really enjoy playing it.

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Tavionna Marshall
Nice but No tutorials or Song book.

The Kalimba is wonderful. However resources on how to play or master it are very limited with this chromatic kalimba. There's only one tab tutorial so far on the YouTube. And no songbook came with my kalimba sadly......it's still nice I just wish I had more resources....to play it

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James Neelley
ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba

First, I would like to thank Seren for the outstanding costumer support. She took a day to research and answer a difficult shipping question. It has been a long time since I have experienced this level of customer support in my country.
Second, my ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba arrived (undamaged) in NH from China in 11 days. Impressive, with all the logistical shipping and delivery issues that are occurring today.
Third, after purchasing numerous kalimbas, the ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba is the last kalimba that I will purchase and use as my primary instrument, since it resolves the limitations of repeated notes or missing notes that occur from other manufacturers' kalimbas.
Fourth, like others have commented, the sound of each note is clear, crisp, and loud, and no dead tines. It produces a pleasing sound that I enjoy hearing.
Fifth, the build quality of the ECO 34 Key Bamboo Chromatic Kalimba is superior to my other wooden kalimbas. Something that I was not expecting from bamboo.
Lastly, I am grateful that Seren's love and appreciation of music, and her dream of providing the world with a quality instrument has become a reality in my lifetime.
Seren, thank you for blessing me with this gift of music.

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M.C.
Amazing instrument and great customer support

When I encountered issues for the delivery due to delivery location, I didn't feel abandonned and received clear information as well as solutions. It took a while, but the wait was definitely worth it. The instrument itself is wonderful and I am incredibly happy with the quality of the sound it produces. It is a bit heavy but that is to be expected. I love it!