Adams has designed the Artists Series Glockenspiel with a timbre, resonance, and tone that match the characteristics of vintage American glockenspiels. The 1.25" uniform width bars are 7/16th" thick and have a bar geometry that is inspired by early 20th century instruments. Each bar is made of high quality steel that is Satin Nickel plated to prevent glare under stage lights. The open rail system of the Adams Artist Glockenspiel allows two advantages when compared to other instruments: First, it eliminates the "case noise" that is normally produced by bells that are mounted in a box. Second, it allows room for the patent pending reversible damper system. Depending on the player adjustable setting, the pedal can operate like a vibraphone (pedal down to sustain) or in a reverse position (pedal down to dampen). The Artist Series is available in an extended range of 3.3 octaves (C-E), and features Bright Nickel Plated Steel Resonantors and a height adjustable Traveler Frame.