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The Ultimate in Glockenspiels

"Fall Creek Glockenspiels are unquestionably the finest on the market."

Doug Howard: Principal Percussionist, The Dallas Symphony

Fall Creek RT-1500 and RT-1000 Round Top Glockenspiels

The RT Series

Offering the sound of the renowned Round Top Glockenspiels—but with even more brilliance, projection and clarity than the original. These exceptional, hand-made glockenspiels are the newest creation by percussionist, designer, builder, tuner Bill Youhass, owner of Fall Creek Marimbas.

  • Offered in two new Expanded ranges—up to F8!
  • Bars 7/16" x 1 1/4"
  • Both models come in Fall Creek's extraordinary Resonator Cases TM
RT-1000 Glockenspiel RT Series Glockenspiel with the Case Closed RT-1500 Glockenspiel
RT-1000 Glockenspiel A Work of Art RT-1500 Glockenspiel

The K-100 Series Glockenspiels

Since their inception in 1985, the Fall Creek K-100 Glockenspiels have become the choice of artist-percussionists throughout the world...the standard by which to judge all others. Our goal was to duplicate the beauty and richness of tone and the carrying power of the legendary Leedy instruments. We know we have achieved that goal. Many feel we have surpassed it.

K-100 Glockenspiel K-100W Glockenspiel K-100W3 Glockenspiel
K-100 Glockenspiel K-100W Glockenspiel K-100W3 Glockenspiel

Features on all RT- and K-100 Series Glockenspiels

  • Unique Nickel-Plated bars that will NEVER flake
  • Nickel-Plated Latches
  • Luggage Quality Leather Handles
  • Mahogany Corner splines
  • Accu-Node Bar Pins TM
  • Stress-Relieved Floating Rails TM
  • Positive-Lock Brass Case Positioning Pins
  • Will tune all glockenspiels to suit
  • Fall Creek's extraordinary Oak "Resonator Case"

Glockenspiel Stands

Fall Creek offers 2 ways to support your FALL CREEK Series Glockenspiel, or any other glockenspiel. 2 ways to fit your space or budget requirements.

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Equilibrium Tilting,
Height Adjustable Glock Stand
Price: starting at $1150

The NEW Traveler Glockenspiel Cart

The NEW Traveler Glockenspiel Cart
The "Traveler" Glockenspiel Cart
with Easy Pin Height Adjustment
Price: $500

Integration of Design and Acoustics

Since their inception in 1985, the Fall Creek Glockenspiels have become the choice of artist-percussionists throughout the world...the standard by which to judge all others. Our goal has been to duplicate the beauty and richness of tone and the carrying power of the classic vintage instruments of the past. We know we have achieved that goal. Many feel we have surpassed it. Here's why...
  • The Bars
...are made from imported high-carbon, high resonance steel specially treated to exact specifications in order to produce the richest, most resonant tone. They are nickel plated by a small family business where each bar is hand polished and satin-finished. This assures an unusually beautiful as well as an extraordinary durable finish.
  • The Resonator CaseTM
...is a structurally, aesthetically and acoustically integrated part of Fall Creek Glockenspiels. As the original "deep box" design in glockenspiels, the idea is an outgrowth of the Orff xylophone "boxes" which are simple but magnificent resonators. Its extra depth acts as a tremendous resonating chamber, adding to the volume of fundamentals AND all overtones, a very desirable characteristic in glockenspiels. It also lengthens the decay time of the bars, unlike individual resonators which primarily focus on the fundamental pitch but also shorten the decay time. And finally, the exquisite oak construction makes for a lifetime of durability and beauty. (Other woods also available on special order.)
  • The Suspension System
Brass Accu-NodeTM bar pins carefully located on curved rails to correctly locate the nodes; several layers of Dacron over felt.
  • Stress-Relieved Floating RailsTM
The original Fall Creek "Floating Rail" design, in which the rails float on felt insulation, virtually eliminating case noise and increasing volume and sustain, is carried another step by removing all stress from the curved rails.
  • Flight Case
Custom designed flight case available for all models.

Many of our customers asked if there was a way to have a protective flight case and still have the option of ordering the glockenspiels in the beautiful oak cases for which we are so well known. We have designed just such a case—a truly heavy-duty road case into which you may put the entire instrument. As with the older design, the newer flight case also has aluminum edges and corners, recessed twist locks and spring-loaded handles. These cases are made for us by King Kong Kases.

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Attention to Detail

The care and attention to detail in the integration of these features makes Fall Creek the finest glockenspiel available today. (click photos to enlarge)

  • Straight brass pins and nylon cord over felt allow completely free vibration
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  • Stress Relieved Floating RailsTM virtually eliminate case noise
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  • Brass Accu-NodeTM Bar Pins on curved Rails
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  • Nickel Plated Latches, Leather Handles and Mahogany corner splines
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  • Flight Case Protects the beauty of your Fall Creek Glockenspiel
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Specifications & Pricing

K-100 K-100W K-100W3 RT-1000 RT-1500  
Range F5 to D8 F5 to D8 C5 to E8 F5 to F8 C5 to F8  
Bars 1 1/4" x 5/16" 1 1/2" x 3/8" 1 1/2" x 3/8" 1 1/4" x 7/16" 1 1/4" x 7/16"  
Weight 52 lbs. 72 lbs. 86 lbs.
Finish satin nickel for all
Size 37" x 22" x 6" 37" x 22" x 6" 37" x 22" x 6" 43" x 24" x 6" 46" x 28" x 6"  

PRICE

$2265 $2525 $2870 $2770 $2995  
Flight case $580 $650 $700 $650 $700  
Equilibrium stand $1150 $1150 $1150
Equilibrium stand with extension $1710 $1710  
Traveler stand $485 for all

Prices subject to change



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