Pricing/ Service - List Price
Tuning: $80/octave (all instruments)
Xylophones, Marimbas, Bells, Vibraphones, Celestas, Orff Instruments, and more
Xylophones and Marimbas lacquered (Tuning also required at $80/octave)
Nickel or chrome plating keys: $200/octave
Bells / Glockenspiels (Tuning also required at $75/octave)
Vibraphone refinishing - not avalable
Repairing cracked bar: $45 (price per bar)
Damaged bar (Sand Repair): $12
Damaged bar (Fill Repair): $45
Marimba & Xylophone Replacement bars:
Select Honduras Rosewood or Padouk
| Bar / Key
|C2 - E2
|F2 - G#2
|A2 - B2
|C3 - B3
|C4 - C8
High resonance steel for Bells:
Flat Steel - $70
Rounded / Roundtop Steel - $90
High-resonance aluminum alloy for vibes:
Starting at $250 - call or email for quote
Feel free to call or email with questions.
Rick Byers - Owner/Operator
+1 (315) 879 - 0885
Experience, and the Trust of Professionals
Leading Orchestras and Universities across the continent and around the world put their trust in Fall Creek Marimbas:
Albuquerque, Anchorage, Atlanta, Austin, Banff, Baltimore, Boston, Bozeman, Calgary, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Halifax, Hartford, Honolulu, Houston, Iowa City, Kansas City, Lexington, Louisville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Montreal, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Quebec, Richmond, Rochester, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver
Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan
Doug Howard: Principal Percussionist, The Dallas Symphony
"Fall Creek Glockenspiels are unquestionably the finest on the market."
Frank Epstein: Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory,
"Fall Creek Marimbas has tuned my keyboard instruments for years. They are quick, reliable and efficient. That they take pride in their work is a source of comfort to the professional performer."
Tanglewood Music Center,
"Fall Creek Marimbas K-100W wide bar bells have proven to be superior. They produce excellent tone throughout the entire range, are easy to play and the extended range is an additional asset. I recommend them highly"
Exquisite Mallet Percussion Tuning and Repair Service
For discerning percussionists, orchestras and universities throughout the world.
Fall Creek combines the comprehensive scientific knowledge of the fine craftsman and the ear of the artist/percussionist to bring you the same high quality tuning and bar repair work they have provided for orchestras, universities and professional percussionists throughout the world since 1973.
Experience and the Trust of the Professionals
"Bill Youhass at Fall Creek Marimbas has been tuning the mallet instruments at the Eastman School of Music for over 30 years. The superb job he has done has provided the school with the highest quality mallet sound. If you need mallet instruments tuned, there's no better place than Fall Creek Marimbas."
John H. Beck
Professor Emeritus of Percussion
Eastman School of Music
"Bill Youhass' expertise in the tuning of mallet instruments is by far the finest work existing today. I have entrusted my 1927 Leedy xylophone to him for many years and he has always treated the instrument with the greatest care and personal touch. Bill is simply the best, and I cannot thank him enough for all he has accomplished in his field."
Ian Finkel, Xylophone Virtuoso - New York
Fast, Professional, Affordable Tuning and Repair Services
- Every instrument is tuned by owner Rick Byers who spent more than a decade under the tutalige of Fall Creeks creator Bill Youhass.
- Turn around time is usually 2-3 weeks. (Ask about our Emergency Service)
- Marimba tuning, marimba repair, xylophone tuning, xylophone repair, orchestra bells tuning, orchestra bells repair, vibraphone tuning, vibraphone, glockenspiel tuning
We are glad to discuss with you every aspect of the condition of your mallet instruments...both for us to understand your wishes and concerns, and for you to fully understand all the options available.
This is MOST important where tuning is concerned because this is the least understood aspect of mallet instrument care; and especially because there is just too much mis-leading, sound-byte information available.
We feel mallet instrument tuning involves not just objective scientific and technical knowledge, but also artistic, subjective choices. We therefore invite you to become involved in the work being done with your instruments. Ask questions, how?, why?, what if?, why not?... It is important to us that you fully understand the work being done and, again, the options available to you.
Services We Offer:
Tuning: Vibes, Marimbas, Xylophones, Glockenspiels, Orff Instruments, Celestas
- Tuning of Fundamentals and all Partials (where possible and advisable)
- Proper Stretch Tuning
- Corrected Torsional and Transverse (edge tone) Harmonics
- Any Pitch A-440, 442, 443... etc.
- Hardened Wood lacquers for Marimbas and Xylophones
- Cracked and Splintered Bars Repaired, Glued/ Replaced or Repaired
- Nickel or Chrome plating – Highly Polished or Satin Finish
- Unlike many other platings, our Nickel Plating WILL NOT FLAKE OFF !!
- Padouk and 20-40 Year Old Honduras Rosewood for Marimbas and Xylophones
- High-resonance Aluminum Alloy for Vibes
- Specially Formulated High-Resonance, High Carbon Steel for Glockenspiels, Orchestra Bells
- Custom made Round Top replacment bars for any and all Bells/ Glockenspiels