In 1967, Mark Stevens invented the Mark Tree® bar chime, which has become an important member of the percussion batterie. Mark has been one of the busiest and most recorded percussionists in the LA studio scene for over 4 decades !
Our Spectrasound™ Mark Tree bar chimes are now shipping to select percussion retailers! Remember, Spectrasound bar chimes are the ONLY bar chimes good enough to be called Mark Tree bar chimes! Check our “Find A Dealer” feature to locate a Grover Pro dealer near you.
It was the early 70′s and LA studio percussionist, Mark Stevens, needed a new sound for a recording project. He went into his workshop and what emerged was an instrument that changed the percussionist’s arsenal forever. The Mark Tree® bar chime was born, and wow, did it take off! Mark could not keep up with orders for his new invention so he handed over the manufacturing responsibilities to SPECTRASOUND™, a percussion manufacturer in the LA area.
After years of waiting, the original Mark Tree bar chime is once again available! Sure, there’s dozens of bar chime imitations, but only SPECTRASOUND bar chimes can truly be called a Mark Tree® bar chime.
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