Wind chimes

Wind chimes

Bamboo or metal? What's the difference?

A wind chime can create an extraordinary range of moods and emotions, from calm and contemplative to playful and inspiring. But as ethereal as its sound may be, the specific effect of a wind chime depends on some very down-to-earth design considerations. Our guide to materials, tones and types will help you find the best wind chimes for your outdoor or indoor space.

Types of wind chimes:

High-quality wind chimes can be a beautiful addition to your home and garden. In addition to more popular tube designs, our selection includes many different types of wind chimes for indoor and outdoor use.

  • Tube chimes: These wind chimes feature vertical tubes that are usually made of aluminum or bamboo. As each tube is a different length, these rods produce a range of tones for a unique melody.

The bamboo gives a more natural, short sound and is mainly used outdoors.

Materials for wind chimes

It should come as no surprise that the material has a big influence on the sound of individual wind chimes. Depending on the mood you want to create or the look you are going for, you will probably find that you prefer one material over another. The biggest advantage of metal wind chimes is that they can be tuned to specific tones, allowing the maker to recreate classical melodies or imitate the sounds of cathedral or clock tower bells. The exceptional durability of metal is also ideal for wind chimes that are exposed to the elements. The most commonly used metals include:

  • Aluminum: By far the most popular material due to the clarity, volume and duration of its bells, as well as its excellent durability and weather resistance.
  • Bamboo wind chimes although they are less durable than metal, bamboo wind chimes emit a soft, fountain-like clacking sound that makes a beautiful accompaniment to water features and Zen gardens.

Koshi chimes are a unique and different version of the traditional wind chime. Each bar is welded to a metal plate and a mallet provides beautifully clear, rich and resonant tones that are amplified via the bamboo veneer resonance chamber. An interesting centerpiece for your home, garden or relaxation area. Handmade with meticulous care at the foot of the Pyrenees in France.

Dunum: For the love of music and the world

  • If you want to buy musical instruments (in Switzerland or elsewhere), we want to be your store of choice. Dunum was born out of a love of music, sound and vibration. On countless journeys we got to know many different instruments and sounds that inspired us and that we would now like to share with you. We want to produce and offer quality musical instruments and win your heart for world music. That is why we have brought back the diverse sounds from our travels and are now passing them on to you. In our store you will not only find gongs, but also chimes, wind chimes, didgeridoos, singing bowls and much more. Have fun browsing!

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