GECKO Tremolo Chain for Kalimba
Adding extra zen to your kalimba
- Gecko tremolo chain is a cool musical gadget made with high quality 304 stainless steel
- The ends of the chain are magnetic metal sheets, which can attach to any kalimba easily.
- Attach the chain on your kalimba, it can add tremolo sound when you play the low and middle register. Tremolo sound like a continuous stream of water or sand flowing from hourglass.
*not suitable for 8 keys mini kalimba
The effect is a little weaker than what I've heard with other chains. The chain links are perhaps a little too wide and the chain too light. I found that a jewelry chain with a higher amount of links per cm provides an improved effect.
The second chain with the beads is an odd addition and makes me think this was not made for a kalimba. It just sounds like beads randomly bouncing on the keys without an overall cohesive sound. And since there's only one bead every couple keys or so, not every note will trigger a bead which makes it sound even less cohesive. Thankfully, you can fold that chain back and just use the regular one.
Did Gecko just have girls bracelets lying around the factory floor and decide to just sell them as a kalimba chain? The packaging says nothing about it being for a kalimba either.
Overall this chain is better than nothing and the sound with the regular chain gives a nice 'reverb' effect, it's just a slightly weaker version of the effect.