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Legacy of Chris Banta Instrument Projects Over the Years MASTER LIST

1973 

Bass Marimba

C diatonic scale

C2 - C3

8 notes

1974 

Contra Bass Marimba

5 pitches: C1, D1, F1, G1, Bb1

1979 

[1st Build - Qty 1]

Bass Marimbas,

1-octave chromatic, C2 - C3, 13 notes

(Frank's Drum Shop, Chicago)

1979 

Log Drums

Sub-Contra Bass

Contra Bass

Bass

Baritone

Tenor

Alto Soprano

1979 

Sub-Contra Bass Marimba

2 notes

C0 (16.35Hz and G0 (24.xxHx)

1979 

Tone Bell

1,000Hz Test Tone

1980 

[2nd Build - Qty 2]

Bass Marimbas,

1-octave chromatic, C2 - C3, 13 notes

(Yamaha Int'l, Japan

1980

Wood Samples

Comparison Display Unit

1980

Extended Bass Marimba 2 Octave  25 notes

Range: G1 to G3  Qty 2: Clients: Emil Richards, David Ahlstrom

1980

Contrabass Marimba

1 octave

chromatic

13 notes C1 to C2

Client: Cal-Arts, Check Jonkey

1985 

Orff Style Experiment

Bass (C2 - C3), Tenor (C3 to C4),

Alto (C4 to C5),

Soprano (C5 to C6)

1985

Semi-Contra Bass Marimba

2-1/3 Octaves

E! to F4

26 Notes

design Spec

Client: USC Perc Dept, Trent Reznor

1986

Extended Bass Marimba

2-Octaves

G1 to G3

25 Notes Client: US NAVY, Norfolk, VA

1990

Rhythmic Bass Marimba

3-Notes

1990

Rhythmic Bass Marimba

7-Notes

Client: Pasadena Museum

1991

Rhythmic

Bass Marimba

11-Notes

1st Client: USC Perc Dept.

2nd Client: L.A. Percussion Rentals

1997

D-Minor pentatonic scale bass marimba

[Evolution of a Design]

1997

Childrens Tenor Marimba 8-Note Diatonic Scale

C3 to C4

(Single post) bar containment

Client: Ale V.

1997

Zimbabwea Bass Marimba

Scale Model

1998

Childrens Tenor Marimba 8-Note Diatonic Scale

C3 to C4 (double post bar containment) Clients: Debbie D, Neil S.

2003

Childrens Tenor Marimba, C Diatonic scale

C3 - C4  C38D

2003

Childrens Tenor Marimba, D maj Pentaonic  scale D-E-G-A-B-D

D3 - D4  D36P

2003

Childrens Bass Marimba, D maj Pentaonic  scale D-E-G-A-B-D

D2 - D3  D26P

2005

Childrens Bass Marimba C-Major Scale

C2 - C3 C28D

2006

D-Minor Pentatonic scale Semi Contra-bass D211P

D2-D4  w/ 1) octave extension upgrde 2)mergre into frame

2008

Tenor Diatonic

C3 - C4 C38D

2008

Accompany marimba  10 notes

2009

D-Minor Novelty marimba D46P

2009

D-Minor Pentatonic practice marimba  (See 2006)

2009

2Oct C-Major Tenor Marimba C3-C5

2009

Bass Flapamba

Range: F1 to C3

Client:Emil Richards

2009

Tenor Flapamba

Restoration

Range: C3 to C5

Client: Emil Richards

2010

Model: G119P

Contra-Bass D-Minor Pentatonic Bass Marimba

2010

Bass Tone Bar protoype set

2010

Rebuild of (1980) ContraBass Marimba

2011

Stand for African Balaphone

2011

"Spoils of War" Copy of the Harry Partcfh original for the Partch LA group

2011

(2010) Bass Tone Bar prototype set modified and refinished in black

Client: Danny Elfman

2012-2013

Marimba Eroica

(Go to: Misc: Special Project page)

2013

Quartertone bars were designed and tuned to fit in accidentals row gaps

Client: Vickie C.

2013

"Mr Slapamba C115D

Client: Horizon Hill Child Care

2014

Two-Tongue

Log Drum set

with stand

Client: Chuck Jonkey

2015

Single Tongue Drums

2015

Bass Slide Whistle

Client: Chuck Jonkey

2016

5-tone equal tempered marimba

2015

[Experimental]

2x4 Marimba (random pitches determined by length - no tuning)

Client: Chuck Jonkey

2015

C525C

Xylophone

Range: C5 to C7)

Client: Chuck Jonkey

2015

BTB Set No 2

Client:

Composer Brian Reitzell

2015

7-tone equal tempered marimba

2016

Bass Tone Bar Experimental: Sub-Octave Low A0 pitch on the piano = 27.5Hz

2016

Bass Tone bar expansion (F1 & F2)

Clients: Brian Reitzell, Chuck Jonkey

2016

Single Bass Tone Bar (D2)  shipped across country.

Client: Rob Sayer

2016

C-Major PVC resonator marimba

Range: F2-D?

Model: F213D

Client: Chris W.

2016

Overtone Marimba out to 5 places

Range: C2 - C6

2017

Childrens Tenor Marimba

Model: C38D (Poplar Body) 

8 Notes Diatonic Scale

Range: C3 to C4

Clients: Abby S., Pennie S., Lexi S.

2016

Childrens Tenor Marimba

Model: C38D (Baltic Birch Body) 

8 Notes Diatonic Scale

Range: C3 to C4

Client: Horizon Hills Pre-school program

2017

Garden Marimba

Ab1, Bb1, Db2, Eb2

Chris Banta Estate 

2017

"Boo" for the Partch Ensemble

Client:  John Schneider.

2017

Bass Tone Bar Set No. 3

C Major diatonic scale C1 to C3

15 notes

2018

1-Octve Childrens Bass Marimba

C2 - C3

Model C28D

[Ted F.]

2018

Tenor  Marimba (2 oct C3 - C5) C315D

Qty 2

2018

8-Tone Equal Tempered scale

2 octave

2018

9-tone equal 2 octave

2018

5-Tone Pentatonic Tenor Unit (notes from 12 tone equal)

2018

Bass Marimba (Model C237C)

Range: C2 - C5

12-tone Chromatic Scale

[Client: Chuck J.]

2018

Single Tone "HypoBass"

(A1 - 55Hz)

[Client: John S.]

2019

2018 5-Tone Pentatonic Tenor Unit Bass Extension (D2, C2 A1)

2020

[Single Note Sys]

Meditation Tone Bell D#4

[Client: Brenda H.]

2020

Overtone Marimba

(32 places)

Model: C232OT

[L.A. Perc Rentals]

2021

[Single Note Sys]

Bass Tone Bell for Sound Bath Meditations

Pitch: D2

2021

4-tone childs marimba

G-D-B-G

Model: G44S

[Chris Banta Estate]

2021

Dm Pentatonic Scale

Range: A1 to D4

Model: A118P

[Bob & Jackie H.]

2021

Marimba "SPORT"

Dm Pentatonic Scale

Range: F1 to F5

Model: F121P

[Chris Banta Estate]

2023

Pentatonic Marimba [Client: Stuart J.]

2024

(Qty 2) Childrens  Marimbas

2024

New Design in Process

1-1/2 Octave Bass Marimba with "IPE" bars

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