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  1. I agree that these are lovely, but I wonder how they sound. I’d suspect that some of the nice boxes/bases don’t work all that well as resonators.

    I have a mbira made from a coconut shell rather than the traditional gourd resonator; the sound produced by the coconut is much sweeter and clearer than from any gourd-based I’ve heard.

  2. I agree about the coconut shell mbiras, they sound great. A lot of these are piezo’d electric kalimbas, so the sound isn’t too dependent on the resonators. Quite a variety of sounds in fact. Hav e you heard the electric likembés on Konono no. 1?

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