Aluminophone, Microtonal Aluminum Tubes

Aluminophone, Microtonal Aluminum Tubes

(Aluminaphone, Aluminophone de Emilio, Microtonal Tubaphone, Tube A Phone, Tubaphono, Tubaphone, Tubophone, Tubaphon, Tubuscampanophon)

Mfg. by Emil Richards

Type of tubaphone that is tuned microtonally. Arranged as shown or one long set.

Price/Day
$160

  • The Karate Kid, Miyagi Rattles Bones

    Listen for the ghostly glissandi of the aluminaphone in this excerpt from The Karate Kid (1984) by Bill Conti.

  • The Last Starfighter

    From The Last Starfighter (1984), composed by Craig Safan. Listen for high-pitched, metallic glissandi.

Please note: these are just examples, as playing technique and mallet/stick choices often have a great effect on the timbre.

These sound excerpts, to the best of our knowledge (unless otherwise noted), include this actual instrument from our collection. To hear the instrument yourself, or to let us know of any errors, please contact us.