This series of 3 games comes from the recent meeting between Benoit Lavollée, percussionist specialized in the vibraphone and the marimba in jazz, and Nicolas, the craftsman of Vibrawell.
The idea was to find the sound of American jazz vibraphonists (Milt Jackson, Stefon Harris, Warren Wolf...), heavy heads for a wide and round sound, always keeping the clarity and precision of the attacks on the whole the range of the vibraphone (but also of the marimba), all with short and thin handles (365mm) for maximum rebound. After several prototypes, we created the “BL2” model (medium hard). Following the manufacturing logic, we made a "hard" version (BL1) and another "soft medium" (BL3).
They are also comfortable on a vibraphone or a marimba.
The second Jazz series (JZ) is rather intended exclusively for the practice of this musical style, thanks to very light heads, thin handles and a very tight cotton envelope (for a dull and precise sound).