The cut out tongues vibrate with much more kinetic energy than the continuous membrane of a handpan, making playing them a much more physical, visceral, whole body experience. The precisely calculated tongue cut outs are designed to create multiple overtones - all working together harmoniously - making them worlds away from their nearest rivals in the tongue drum world.
I love them so much, I now have 3! Unfortunately, I now need to rationalise my collection, & this just happens to be the one I tend to play the least, so time to let someone else enjoy it.
RAV Vasts since about mid 2019 (with the brass outer rim) have had a particular coating (&, I believe, different internal architecture as well). Whilst still gaining many fans, & undoubtedly recording well, few players who know the older style instruments regard these later ones as any kind of improvement - the sound being somehow "scratchier", tinnier possibly, & just generally not as physically involving to play. Of the older models, the better ones are identified by the fact that the orientations of the tongues are not all perfectly radial - from a certain point in time onwards they were adjusted to be offset from central to minimise some interference / other undesirable sound effects.This one is, therefore, one of the most desirable & sought after versions. "B Onoleo" is undoubtedly a deep, dark, moody & mysterious scale! Having said that, it's surprisingly easy to play, with very few combinations of notes that don't sound well together. Some people see the "moodiness" as making them not the best for beginners, but I would dispute that - if the scale speaks to you then I would say go for it, whatever your level. Search it up on YouTube to check it's for you, though.
This is offered with a RAV backpack style soft case (these normally have a carry handle as well as the shoulder straps - unfortunately this got damaged & had to be cut off, but you can still carry it by the shoulder straps). It can be posted nationally / internationally in a secure, padded, cardboard box, or it can be collected from London NW5 (Kentish Town). This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Percussion\Folk & World Drums\Handpans".The seller is "moy14" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago.