About Chris Banta

I have had over thirty years of experience in the design, fabrication, and refinement of melodic bar percussion instruments.

My specialty is in the development of low-frequency bass instruments, as they tend to have the most substantial and satisfying sound of all my instruments...and they are really fun to build.  In addition, I experiment in other forms of bar percussion and specialty musical scales.

My instruments have been used by percussionists and composers, such as Emil Richards, Danny Elfman, Brian Reitzell, and Chuck Jonkey.

1979 - Chris Banta with early instrument constructions
2018 - Chris Banta in the shop with some of his percussion projects