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. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.