This isn't exactly bass-related but I'm working on a project that uses metal tines as the sound source, being flicked, like a music box or kalimba. I'm not too familiar with metals and their properties, so I'm wondering if anyone here knows about this subject or could point me towards a place that has this information. Specifically, I'm wondering what the ideal metal to use would be. Obviously, something that's easy to work is important, as well as a metal that's going to have a nice, bell-like tone. Anybody here have any thoughts?