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Tuned percussion instrument invented in the United States in the early 1920s with alloy bars and a range of three octaves. It incorporates tube resonators, a sustained pedal and a motor driven vibrato mechanism. Also known as vibraphone, this instruments's distinctive vibrato is obtained in the opening and closing of the upper end of the resonators by revolving discs which are attached to a spindle.


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