Instant Kalimba Set Screw Lamellaphone
The electrician's grounding bar represents an efficacious method for the versatile creation of lamellaphones.

There are 2 special virtues to this method:

There is no strain caused by tension placed on the instrument body, so more fragile and delicate materials can be used.

Tines of different size, shape and material can be used in the same array since they are held individually and not by a pressure bar that requires a consistency of gauge across the span.

Video demo of the multi-tine lamellaphone:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3M15Eii2TU

Swizzle stick tines
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XwZ2l3MKWc

Instructables link:
www.instructables.com/id/EN22NAFF5R8MST9

Greg Bossert of Suddensound.com provides a good example of using mallets or drumsticks to tap long tines resulting in great bass tones:
www.suddensound.com/workshop/hammeredkalimba.html
Check out the sound sample:
www.suddensound.com/workshop/samples/hammeredkalimba.mp3
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