Jenco Pit Marimba

Here is a tiny pit marimba, the kind built small so as to fit in the orchestra pit of a theatre. I was told that a xylophone is all mallet instruments set up this way with wooden bars. Xylo = wood. A marimba is a soft wood xylophone. The soft wood makes the sound last longer when struck. This is one of those instruments that is used all the time, most recently on the new Eleventh Dream Day record. It also get s a lot of use for cartoon music with its woody staccato sound.