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PIPERvibe GOOD VIBES M55 GIVE AWAY





Thank you Ken Hall for the Musser M55 donation


Thank you to the following for your Good Vibes donations:

  1. Ben Thomas

  2. Alan Zimmerman

  3. Steve Weiss Music


05/25/2022




"GOOD VIBES" is a feeling that can be spread doing good things. I’ve learned that serving others helps serve my own purpose and happiness as well.

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We hear "Good Vibes" phrases all the time. "Good Vibes!" can be seen on T-shirts, bumper stickers and in many commercials. Most of the time it’s meaningless and just a catchy phrase.

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Being a vibes player, I decided to actually make good vibraphones and then spread good vibes (for real).

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I got the idea while waiting to return to the states from Antarctica. I was four months overdue from returning home after a very long and difficult deployment. We would often do whatever we could to make the time pass. My fire/ems crew taught me many things about myself such as the enjoyment I had serving them.

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As I sat alone often in my “crowded isolation quarters” similar to a barracks, I often thought of goals and things I planned to do when I return home. Things look very different when you view it from a distance. Life at home seemed like a wonderful place, even when covid was rampant (which is why we were stranded in Antarctica).

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I knew it was time to head back into music as full time artist and I had a lot of ideas. One of them was to create “Good Vibes” by figuring out a way to serve others with my music and instrument knowledge of the vibraphone and use that as a way to get back to making music. So, I started the “Good Vibes” program at PIPERvibe.com. I spent every penny building the site, learning how to exist and understanding thousands of changes that have taken place during my five years working in Antarctica. Music has come to a strange new place during my 13 years of not participating in it professionally. Music is everywhere and it’s free for everyone but the people making it. For musicians, music is very expensive!

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I started raising money by selling “Good Vibes” to help vibes player who need my services but can't afford it. So far, PIPERvibe has purchased, transported, customized, upgraded and delivered a very short vibraphone to Jen Martinez-Bre. I’m finishing up a customized M55 from marching frame stand to tall portable frame for Destin Ramos (a very tall vibraphone).

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PIPERvibe is now raising money to pick up a vibraphone north of Chicago that was donated by vibraphonist Ken Hall. The instrument is to be given to a needy student vibraphonist.

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The Ken Hall M55 needs to be transported back to my shop from just north of Chicago to Denton, Texas. It will receive all my tender loving care with new leg frames, casters, damper pad, and other upgrades that I will do in my little shop (garage). We will need donations along the way, starting with transporting it. Please help by purchasing “Good Vibes” that are in your comfort zone ($). Shipping is very expensive. Finding boxes and packing it for shipping is a pain and I don't want Ken Hall to have to do that. So, I'm making the 24 hour trip to pick it up. I'll sleep in my van to save money but I can't afford to pay for the fuel myself.

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After the instrument is complete, it will be given to a talented, needy student who shows promise and is a good bet to put it to good use.

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Note to Students: You cannot nominate yourself for the instrument give-away. Your instructor must submit your name and why they believe you should receive this free Musser M55 with PIPERvibe upgrades.

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From there, we'll review the candidates and either pick one that stands out head and shoulders above all the rest or have a drawing. Only conterminous USA states please.


Instructors: Please submit your student candidates name and information by emailing me from www.PIPERvibe.com














Thank you Ken Hall for the Musser M55 donation


Thank you to the following for your Good Vibes donations:

  1. Ben Thomas

  2. Alan Zimmerman

  3. Steve Weiss Music