- Handcrafted one at a time in the USA
- Aluminum and stainless steel
- UV stabilized synthetic thread and UV stabilized polethylene
- Musically Tuned
- Detachable windcatcher
- Tough synthetic cordage is highly resistant to abrasion, ultra-violet degradation, rot and mildew. Central tube suspension with smoothly polished tube ends prevent cord abrasion typical of other, less labor-intensive suspension techniques.
- Heavy gauge polished stainless steel rings provide sturdy support and enduring beauty.
- Tempered aluminum alloy tubing is custom manufactured to our exacting specifications and will never rust.
- Our corrosion-protective finish preserves chime's appearance and increases durability in hostile environments (acid rain, salt air).
- We cut and precisely tune each tube by hand using just intonation, except for the whole tone scale, which uses equal temperment.
- Tubes are tuned to A440, standard orchestral pitch, using the latest in technology.
- Solid polyethylene clappers provide superior tonal quality and outdoor durability.
- The windcatcher, of the same finish and material as the tubes, is the ideal size, weight, and shape for optimal chime performance in 8 - 10 mph wind velocity. The corrosion protective finish provides durability in all kinds of outdoor environments (acid rain, salt air, etc.)
- The windcatcher hook assembly provides simple but effective method of varying the chime's activity level.
- The clapper slides on the central cord up into the ring creating a convenient "off-on" feature.
- Windcatchers can also be easily removed to subdue chime activity under blustery conditions.
- A rigorous final inspection ensures that your chime is up to our high standards of acoustic and visual quality.
- Don't hang your chime on anything that is sharp or abrasive. Over time the cord will be cut or worn and will eventually break. For instance, instead of hanging the chime from an old rusty nail, take the time to get a carabiner or some other sort of metal ring. Hang the chime from the ring, then hang the ring from the nail.
- Do consider the fact that the forces on the chime support will vary and will increase substantially during severe weather conditions. When planning the support for your chime, take the time to "do it right" by preparing for stormy conditions.
- Do test the installation by giving a "tug" on the chime after hanging it to make sure it stays put. For the smaller chimes, a gentle downward pull will suffice; whereas for the larger, heavier chimes, a good solid downward test pull is a good idea. A good rule of thumb is to test the installation with a force that is between two and three times the weight of the chime.
- Do be considerate of your tree. When hanging chimes from a tree limb, use a blanket or a piece of rubber to spread out the load on the limb. This will avoid cutting into the bark and damaging the tree. A section of an old bicycle tire works very well for this purpose.
- Do use a deck hook as a safe and convenient way to hang the chimes from a deck railing.
- Do use a wall bracket to hang the chime from a wall. If mounting the bracket on a brick, stone or masonry wall, use the proper inserts for the job.
- Do be creative and consider as many options as you can think of when trying to hang a chime. When in doubt, feel free to contact us for advice.
Pentatonic Mezzo Wind Chime. Our corrosion-protective finish preserves chime's appearance and increases durability in hostile environments (acid rain, salt air). High quality materials, exacting tolerances and methodical assembly protocols ensure lasting quality and beauty. Black, powder-coated, aluminum alloy tubing. Adjustable activity control. All chimes are in the key of A.
High quality materials, exacting tolerances and methodical assembly protocols ensure lasting quality and beauty.
How should I hang my chime?
There are a number of safe ways to hang your chime. The "best" for a particular circumstance will depend on which chime size you're hanging and where it is you would like it to hang. In all cases, simply using some basic common sense is a great start. In many cases, hanging a chime "properly" is not a complicated matter. Some chime hanging basics are:
|Overall Lengh||40 in.|
|Chime Tubes Diameter||1 1/4 in.|
|Large Tube Lengh||21 in.|
|Small Tube Lengh||15 in.|
|Number of tubes||6 Black Powder-Coated Aluminum Alloy Tubes, Stainless Steel Ring w/ Solid Polyethelyne Clapper|