Hugh Tracey Hugh Tracey D Treble + PU The original Hugh Tracey 17-Note Treble Kalimba, tuned to D and painted "Alto-style" - read more to .. Product #: DTreble+P Regular price: $139.00 $139.00

Hugh Tracey D Treble + PU

Brand: Hugh Tracey
Product Code: DTreble+P

Price: $139.00

Available Options

Tine Color:

Choose tine color six of the tines are painted, or take "Soonest Available" tine color.

D Treble Key:

The D Treble can be tuned to C, Db, D, Eb, or E major.

Want special wood?:

You can explicitly ask for blond or part blond wood on the alto kalimba.

The crystal clear singing D Treble, with an electronic pickup (PU) installed.

This is the sister kalimba to the Bb Treble. The tines are painted just as the 15-note Alto, but the two extra notes are at the bottom, below the root note D. So, tines 3 through 17 are painted just as the Alto's tines 1-15. If you are familiar with the Alto, this kalimba will be a snap for you!

There is a fair bit of key flexibility on these - I can tune them to Db, D, Eb, or E, and the kalimba will cover two octaves plus two more notes at the bottom. By the way, the bass note is now the root of the relative minor - the relative minor to D major being B minor, which will be an important factor in how this kalimba is used.

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D Treble Kalimba + PU

If you want to find out more about the D Treble, read about why the D Treble is a good idea. The short answer: if you need a 17-note high quality kalimba in the key of Db, D, Eb, or E, this is the kalimba for you. Or, if you are well versed on the Alto kalimba, this one kalimba will be a logical next step for you.

If you are interested in the keys of A, Bb, B, or C, see our Bb-tuned treble.  If you are interested in the keys of E, F, F#, G, or G#, the Hugh Tracey Alto kalimba can be tuned to these keys.

The D Treble kalimba is also available without electronic pickup.

Any tablature written for the Alto kalimba will work, but the CDs that come with the Alto books will be in the wrong key. You can easily transpose any KTabS file for the Alto up to whichever key your kalimba is tuned to.

Learn more about the D Treble Kalimba.