Tuning - Oriental C, 444hz, 440hz or 432hz - your choice. It is completely plain - no logos or design on it. The finish is'shimmering steel' which looks it's best when it catches the light. This drum is currently tuned to 440hz (by default), but can be fine tuned to 432hz if you prefer (please request this in a message or note).
440hz is the normal standard, which is used in most popular music, and to which most other instruments are tuned (although not all of them). 432hz is a softer, warmer and more natural sound. It resonates with the frequency of the earth, so can help you to become more grounded and to connect your mind and body with nature. People often use this tuning for meditation, relaxation, personal exploration and emotional / spiritual healing.
MADE BY HAND IN THE UK, WITH LOVE. Affinitti steel tongue drums are made entirely by hand by me, in my home workshop in the UK.Every part of the process, from cutting the metal to tuning and painting / decorating is done carefully and patiently, with loving care. I believe that the good energy I put into making these drums can be heard and felt in the vibrations of the instrument afterwards. A simple, hessian cloth bag.
Drum sticks with rubber tips (see photo). A sheet explaining the tuning (scale and frequency).
WHAT ELSE CAN I OFFER? Unlimited aftercare advice and guidance. Longterm aftercare repair service (terms and conditions apply). An online community of other customers who share tunes, tips and feedback. You can either play with the drum sticks provided or by hand.
The sticks have rubber tips which bounce off the tongues with no contact sound, producing clear, resonant, loud tones. Some people prefer to play by hand.
Using your finger tips, you tap both quickly and hard, yet making mnimal contact with your finger tip, as if the metal was very hot. It can take a little practise.
The sound is quieter and less pure (as the contact sound can be heard), but it does provide the charm of the human element and feels more personal. BACKGROUND / HISTORY / EXPERTISE. I have been making steel tongue drums (otherwise known as hank drums or handpans, and sometimes referred to incorrectly as hang drums) for 11 years. My extensive experience means they are of exceptional quality, both in terms of sound and appearance. I tune very precisely and carefully, to exact notes and specific frequencies.For ready-made drums, I choose musical scales that I personally like, which are upbeat and popular, yet fairly versatile and adaptable to different moods and emotions. DO I MAKE SPECIAL COMMISSIONS TO ORDER? Yes, I normally make drums to order, however THIS listing is for a ready-made drum, to be bought'off the shelf'. If you want a specially-made drum, please look at another listing that has'CUSTOMISED DRUM' in the title heading, and be prepared to wait a little longer for the production. There may not be any listed yet, so please message me in this case. Customised drums' are made according to your special requests. All kinds of scales, frequencies, designs and appearances are possible. Literally the sky is the limit, and we can have a personal chat / conversation to decide what is best for you.
If you have any questions at all or would like to chat about a drum, please message me. The item "READY NOW steel tongue drum (hank tank or handpan) 12' (30cm) Handmade UK" is in sale since Tuesday, December 15, 2020.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Percussion\Folk & World Drums\Handpans". The seller is "2010annee22000" and is located in coventry. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.