I ordered a Chill Angels ECO. It got delivered very fast - that was a huge surprise. The kalimba also sounded very good - I absolutely adore the sound and think it may be one of the best. But: I am also disappointed. My ECO had a huge metal blob on one of the tines - owing to that it would not be possible to pull it out! Also, retuning that tine would be very limited. Another point was a deep "scratch" next to a screw... That worried me also. I wrote to Chill Angels on Facebook and provided photos. I have not heard back from them for over a week now. My message was read though... The pre-sale customer service was excellent - but sadly there seems to be no customer service once the product is sold. I find this sad - especially with regard to obvious production faults. The kalimba per se, without said production faults, would deserve five stars.
This kalimba is incredible. She has an extremely beautiful sound. Although it is compared to 17key heavier, but still comfortable to hold and play. I would also like to say about a strong and reliable case with which you can not be afraid of the condition of the kalimba during transportation. Once I took the kalimba on a trip in a simple bag, which is also here, and all the keys moved to the side. At first, it was a bit difficult to learn, you had to click on the top row as well, and you could get confused. But after a few hours it becomes easier to play. The kalimba has an incredible appearance, it is pleasant to hold in the hands, and there are no scratches or cracks. I definitely recommend buying this kalimba. The only thing missing is a songbook, because before I bought it, I watched a lot of videos and there was this book, it's a pity that they don't sell it now for some reason.
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.
Sounds very nice. Needed a little tuning which was easy to fix. I really enjoy playing it.
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