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Julio Di Benedetto

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Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:49:00 PM »
I have do much research into this instrument which I wont go into now, and I really would love to have the privilege to play one but....these instruments are very hard to make and few make them. There is a company in the USA called Pantheon Steel http://www.pantheonsteel.com/Home.aspx that makes them.... and has a 30+ year wait list if you were to try to order one so they work on a lottery basis.....imagine in a "gimme it now" culture many might be dead before they ever played one...myself included! These Handpans in the video are made in Switzerland.

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Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 04:52:47 AM »
Julio, maybe you know it already, but there is another option:

http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/26-percussion/g29-pan-drums/

Love this and it sounds excellent!

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Tomas

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Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 04:55:58 AM »
Synchronicity Tomas, I was just about to post exactly the same link !
I have that library and it's one of my favourite sounds.

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Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 05:46:03 AM »
Hand percussion is one of my things. I have never seen or heard of that fascinating instrument.

Would love one !!  8)

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Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 05:51:24 AM »
I have actually seen the sonic couture site and it is the only option right now,  thanks for suggesting.  I was thinking of trying to make one and as I researched it I discovered how difficult they are to make and the tuning even more so.  I believe they evolved from steel drums of the Caribbean though the history is not clear.  It is just such a unique sound!

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Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 12:16:34 AM »
An american friend of mone has one of these, I played it when she brought it to UK - lovely sound.

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Re: Ever heard of a Handpan.....?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 07:58:32 AM »
A little history of the Hang!...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n3JTASbNxA.....