SCALE TYPES

12-Tone Equal-Tempered Chromatic Scale 

Chris Banta - Bass Marimba (1979)
Chris Banta - Bass Marimba at Frank's Drum Shop in Chicago
Chris Banta with guests Emil Richard, Chris, and Mike Mainieri

Bass Marimba (1979)

Model: C213C [Version 1 -  Qty 1]

13 Notes | 1 Octave |C2 to C3

Client: Franks Drum Shop, Chicago

Assembly Manual

Instrument Description Sheet

Chris Banta - Bass Marimba (1980)
Chris Banta - Boxing up two Bass Marimbas for shipment to Yamaha International in Japan
(L to R) Claire Musser, Del Roper, Del's son Richard, and Chris
Chris Banta - Two bass marimbas under construction.
Chris Banta in his shop
Chris Banta in his shop

Bass Marimba (1980)

Model: C213C [Version 2 - Qty 2]

13 Notes | 1 Octave |C2 to C3

Client: Yamaha International, Japan

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Chris Banta - Extended Bass Marimba (1980)
Chris Banta - Extended Bass Marimba (1980)
Percussive Note Magazine with Emil Richards and the Extended Bass Marimba on the cover (1980)
(1982) Christmas Program at Dorothy Chandler pavilion - Steve Traugh (Supercussion) conducting
Chris Banta and Jim Loveless (Dega Rhythm Band) playing the marimba
Chris Banta - Two Extended Bass Marimbas under construction. (1980)

Extended Bass Marimba (1980)

Model: G125C  [Version 1 - Qty 2]

25 Notes | 2 Octave | G1 to G3

Clients: Percussionist Emil Richards and Composer David Ahlstrom

Owners Manual and Detailed Instrument Specifications

Chris Banta - Contra Bass Marimba (Player's Side) (1980)72dpi-20170703212522_05
Chris Banta - Contra Bass Marimba (High End)
Chris Banta - Contra Bass Marimba (Low End)
On display at the Sonic Art Show - Cal State San Bernardino (1982)
On display at the Sonic Art Show - Cal State San Bernardino (1982)

Contra-Bass Marimba (1980)

Model: C113C | 13 Notes | 1 Octave | C1 to C2

Client: California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts)

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Descending Scale - Diatonic Notes only starting with C2

Instrument Specification

Chris Banta - Semi-Contra Bass Marimba (1985)
Chris Banta - Semi-Contra Bass Marimba (1985)
Chris Banta - Semi-Contra Bass Marimba (1985)
Chris Banta - Semi-Contra Bass Marimba (1985)
Semi-Contra Bass Marimba under construction
Semi-Contra Bass Marimba under construction
Semi-Contra Bass Marimba under construction
Semi-Contra Bass Marimba under construction
Semi-Contra Bass Marimba under construction
Bass Marimba jazz live recording (1986)

Semi-Contra Bass Marimba (1985)

Model: E126C | 26 Notes | 2 Octaves |E1 to F3

Client: USC Percussion Dept

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Instrument Specification

Chris Banta - 2nd build Extended Bass Marimba (1986)
Chris Banta - 2nd build Extended Bass Marimba (1986)
Chris Banta - 2nd build Extended Bass Marimba (1986)
Chris Banta - 2nd build Extended Bass Marimba with Chris's children performing (1986)

Extended Bass Marimba (1986)

Model: G125C [Version 2 - Qty 1]

25 Notes | 2 Octave | G1 to G3

Client: US NAVY, Naval Amphibious Base, Music School, Norfolk, VA

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Chris Banta - Bass Flapamba designed and built for Emil Richards (2009)
Chris Banta with Bass Flapamba (2009)
Chris Banta - Bass Flapamba (2009
Chris Banta - Bass Flapamba (2009)
Chris Banta - Bass Flapamba under construction (2009)
Chris Banta - Bass Flapamba under construction (2009)
Chris Banta - Tuning the Bass Flapamba (2009)

Bass Flapamba (2009) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marimba (Scroll down)

Model: F120C | 20 Notes | 1-1/2 Octave | F1 to C3

Client: Emil Richards

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjUT0v7snPo

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Technical Paper (some links are no longer functional)

Chris Banta - Bass Marimba designed and built for composer, Chuck Jonkey (2015)
Chris Banta - Bass Marimba designed and built for composer, Chuck Jonkey (2015)

Bass Marimba (2015)

Model: C237C | 37 Notes | 3 Octave | C2 to C5

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Chris Banta - Xylophone designed and built for composer, Chuck Jonkey (2015)
Chris Banta - Xylophone designed and built for composer, Chuck Jonkey (2015)
Chris Banta - Xylophone designed and built for composer, Chuck Jonkey (2015)
Chris Banta - Xylophone under construction. (2015)
Chris Banta - Xylophone under construction. (2015)
Chris Banta - Xylophone under construction. (2015)

Xylophone (2015)

Model: C525C | 25 Notes | 2 Octave | C5 to C7