The flexible design of a Mode 5 octave marimba creates strength in the same way a tree, a bridge, a parking garage, a high rise building or an airplane wing does, by allowing for sway. They all sway. The fundamental design of the Mode 5 incorporates flexibility vs. traditional, more rigid designs. This is critically important in moving the assembled instrument across a variety of surfaces: from the car, field, stage, gig, or any performance.
Traditional more rigid designs have many assembled components, parts, nut, bolts, rivets, etc. that may loosen over time. We permanently bond components wherever possible and hold sub-assemblies together with either the tension of gravity or elastomeric tension.
The Mode 5 is the only five octave marimba is able to roll through a standard 32” wide ADA door without disassembling the frame.
It’s weatherproof. There are no adverse affects from temperature or humidity variation, and rain will not ruin this instrument.
Modular design packs in more places with no large assemblies (fits in a Prius).
Easily transported and setup by one person.