White Stripes auction marimba for charity

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Meg White may not be the most lauded drummer around, but she's certainly doing her bit by offering fans their chance to own a bit of White Stripes history.

The Detroit duo have listed a custom-made, red and white marimba on eBay, with proceeds going to help victims of the recent Nashville floods.

The instrument was created for their Get Behind Me Satan tour. According to the NME it was used by the duo on the tour until Jack White flipped it over onstage in Osaka, Japan, in March 2006 and has been kept in its case ever since.

Bids for the instrument can be made at Ebay.com until May 24.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.