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MIE DOBANI THMPRC DOBANI Red Cedar 17 Key Thumb Piano P8183209MIE-THMPRC https://cdnimages.opentip.com/full/MIE/MIE-THMPRC.jpg DOBANI THMPRC DOBANI Red Cedar 17 Key Thumb Piano Red Cedar thumb piano, 5\" x 7\", 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back.The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira, kalimba or likembe. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber.To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover the vibrato holes with your fingers. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs. As you play you can un-cover and cover the vibrato holes as you like. Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference. Specific tuning of a thumb piano is only an issue when two instruments are played together; then they should generally agree in tuning. Otherwise, the tuning is subjective and should only be pleasing to the player.The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch.Item Dimension(inch): 7.25x5.25x1.25Item Weight(lbs):0.75Country: Pakistan 8183209 844731057069 1.00lbs 6.00 2.50 8.00
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customer review - by , February 2, 2018
2/ 5stars
Product came with nothing. It came untuned (I expected that) but it was impossible for me to tune it right because I didn’t have the tools to do so. After trying to tune it with pliers and my fingers, I gave up cause my fingers started to really hurt. I found another kalimba that has a hammer, stickers, and an amp connector for less than this kalimba alone. I loved the color of it though.
customer review - by , January 1, 2018
5/ 5stars
Fine transaction and product.
customer review - by , January 1, 2018
3/ 5stars
Nice-sounding Kalimba, easy to tune. However, metal keys began changing color (chipping layers of metal) very quickly, after first two weeks of playing this instrument, which is disappointing & frustrating, especially after spending so much money. You expect better quality as per the price. If the metal keys were better quality, I would give this instrument a better review.
customer review - by , January 1, 2018
4/ 5stars
Well made and in tune
customer review - by , January 1, 2018
4/ 5stars
I read all the reviews before buying it and it was just as I expected, if not better! Anyone that's willing to tune it will love it!
customer review - by , December 12, 2017
4/ 5stars
Hard to figure out how to tune it. Instructions aren't good - not in English.
customer review - by , December 12, 2017
5/ 5stars
Easy to tune and adjust. Quality materials. Sturdy. Excellent and thank you so much.
customer review - by , December 12, 2017
5/ 5stars
My daughter loves it. She is writing a new song with this instrument.
customer review - by , December 12, 2017
5/ 5stars
customer review - by , November 11, 2017
5/ 5stars
When I got this, I almost cried. I've always wanted a kalimba. Just a note that it does not come tuned in any way. The small instructions in the bottom of the box, however, gave clear instructions on how to tune it to the key of D. You can of course tune however you see fit.

Otherwise, feels great in the hands, no jagged edges or sharp points. No cracks, dents, or otherwise unsightly scratches on it. I may try to buy another at some point in the future to have a second key rather than retuning. Also, make sure you have fingernails on your thumbs or you're going to hurt.
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DOBANI THMPRC DOBANI Red Cedar 17-Key Thumb Piano

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Red Cedar thumb piano, 5" x 7", 17 steel keys and two vibrato holes on the back.

The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira, kalimba or likembe. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber.

To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms. Cover the vibrato holes with your fingers. Then pluck the keys with your thumbs. As you play you can un-cover and cover the vibrato holes as you like. Many different tunings are acceptable, according to personal preference. Specific tuning of a thumb piano is only an issue when two instruments are played together; then they should generally agree in tuning. Otherwise, the tuning is subjective and should only be pleasing to the player.

The longer keys have lower pitches and shorter keys have higher pitches. The keys can be adjusted by tapping them in or out to adjust their length, and therefore their pitch.

Item Dimension(inch): 7.25x5.25x1.25
Item Weight(lbs):0.75

Country: Pakistan

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Customer Reviews
By Mai Zoua Vang
Date: February 05, 2018
Product came with nothing. It came untuned (I expected that) but it was impossible for me to tune it right because I didn’t have the tools to do so. After trying to tune it with pliers and my fingers, I gave up cause my fingers started to really hurt. I found another kalimba that has a hammer, stickers, and an amp connector for less than this kalimba alone. I loved the color of it though.
Rating: 2 stars [2 of 5 Stars!]
By Joey Constantine
Date: January 29, 2018
Fine transaction and product.
Rating: 5 stars [5 of 5 Stars!]
By Em
Date: January 15, 2018
Nice-sounding Kalimba, easy to tune. However, metal keys began changing color (chipping layers of metal) very quickly, after first two weeks of playing this instrument, which is disappointing & frustrating, especially after spending so much money. You expect better quality as per the price. If the metal keys were better quality, I would give this instrument a better review.
Rating: 3 stars [3 of 5 Stars!]
By Stephen Leighton
Date: January 09, 2018
Well made and in tune
Rating: 4 stars [4 of 5 Stars!]
By Jaron Zundel
Date: January 07, 2018
I read all the reviews before buying it and it was just as I expected, if not better! Anyone that's willing to tune it will love it!
Rating: 4 stars [4 of 5 Stars!]
By Sharon S.
Date: December 30, 2017
Hard to figure out how to tune it. Instructions aren't good - not in English.
Rating: 4 stars [4 of 5 Stars!]
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