Treat your marimba well and it will be your partner for life! Here are some tips:
♦ When you are not playing, keep your marimba out of direct sunlight and cover it with a marimba cover. This will protect it from dust and scratches.
♦ Ideal humidity for playing and storing your marimba is around 50%. In very dry environments a humidifier should be used and in very moist environments a dehumidifier should be used. Even when the marimba is being stored it is best to maintain a good environment.
♦ The marimba’s acoustics are designed to be optimized between 68 degrees and 72 degrees. Extremes of temperature should be avoided.
♦ Use only a damp cotton cloth or a micro-fiber towel to wipe down your marimba.
♦ Be CAREFUL when you move your marimba. It's a large instrument, so think about tight corners, door frames and other obstacles. If you have a height-adjustable frame, raise the resonators before moving to keep from hitting door jams.
♦ Do not put anything on your keyboard (obviously!). The bars are precious rosewood and will scratch if you don't take care.
♦ Speak to it, sing to it.... it's alive.