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by Nelson Baboon
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

I hope your Kaa Tone order goes well, Nelson, exciting!! :sb: I was listening to this today . . . I can't remember hearing of Shellopan before, but they certainly seem lovely: https://youtu.be/-aJTAX_Knvk they are new to me also. I get scared forming opinions from youtube videos - there is somethin...
by Nelson Baboon
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

well, let me ask what seems like an off topic question, but it is related in that i was finally able to order a tongue pan from kaa tone. it looks like you can contact him through facebook (he doesn't appear to have a site), and we have been messaging to arrange an order. looks like he doesn't take ...
by Nelson Baboon
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

I was remiss in my previous posts of (not) mentioning Hamsa Handpan. Incredible builder, great player and nice person. Custom scales, custom nitride finish. Expensivish but not outlandish. Outside of Panart my favorite hang. Yes I am a snob. their prices look quite reasonable. I still covet somethi...
by Nelson Baboon
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Metal tongue drums aka tank or hank drums
Replies: 13
Views: 2380

Re: Metal tongue drums aka tank or hank drums

i think that one should distinguish between tongue/tank drums, and tongue pans. The latter are in their design sort of halfway between tongue drums and handpans. I'm not expert in the technical details, but one can see that the design is pretty similar, though the way that the metal is forged (is th...
by Nelson Baboon
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

so, now that i'm an 'expert' (lol - just a beginner at percussion and handpans, but practicing every day), i thought i'd start trying to systematically incorporate it into my music. just trying the basics - setting up a sequence that is in the same general key as the tongue pan i'm using (quint art)...
by Nelson Baboon
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

yikes. was really liking some videos of Yashima handpans, but the prices! Damn.
by Nelson Baboon
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

pretty uninformative site, i think. they show 3 models, but i cannot find any kind of sonic comparison besides the descriptions. there are tons of videos overall, but nothing where they take a similar pattern and play it on the various models. From what I can tell. Most of the videos i found are lik...
by Nelson Baboon
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

Well, i guess that technically this question doesn't belong in this thread, but i like this discussion and the people in it, and i ran into this instrument when surfing for interesting tongue drum (metal and wood) videos. Luckily the water wasn't too cold.... in any case - in my reset/rethink of my ...
by Nelson Baboon
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: Majella Audio teases IMPLEXUS
Replies: 59
Views: 4976

Re: Majella Audio teases IMPLEXUS

I had forgotten this, but in browsing the manual again yesterday, i saw that it can take a -12v - 12v range in its analog inputs. Now, that is pretty unusual for a non-modular synth, I think. It means that I can use the cocoquantus (with grounding of course) to modulate it, which i generally avoid b...
by Nelson Baboon
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: New KOMA Komplex Sequencer
Replies: 640
Views: 57748

Re: New KOMA Komplex Sequencer

oh...that is a fine upgrade. I might not have sold mine (was on the fence) a couple of years ago if it had had this feature. might have to pick one up again at some point.
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

lol - i had a valter unit, and i couldn't deal with the magnets at all. fell inside the machine and were impossible to get out, got stuck to metal surfaces, etc. seemed way more of a pain then i wanted to deal with.
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

interesting .... do you think that something with longer sustain might benefit more? or less? I think that some of the tongue pans have longer sustain..for instance my quint art has a very long sustain - certainly longer than my 1 handpan. i'd be curious if one of tongue pan makers (who seem to most...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

I like the 3 contact. I have a big Bal and it gives nice even dynamic coverage. This is important if you are doing envelope following or pitch tracking, but it sounds good too. are these easy to remove and put on another drum, and does it work well for all 3 basic types: tongue pans, tongue pans, h...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

ah - thanks. they have a few models for handpans - looks like the 1hsm, 2hsm, 3hsm. I would imagine that the 3 allows you to place pickups in 3 locations and might yield the most accuracy? Or is the '1' sufficient? yeah - this is great. I searched for marvin pickups and nothing came up until i had t...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

strettara wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:27 pm
Nelson Baboon wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:59 am
strettara wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:27 am
Some might laugh and say, silly me. Others take umbrage and beat their tiny fists. So it is and so it shall ever be.
does anyone know where i can get larger fists?
:hail: :hail: :hail:
you might get better sound with mallets.
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

Couple of random thoughts. For hang pickups the Marvin triple magnetic set is the best I’ve used and gives great response without the hot spots of other contact mics I tried. Wood tongue drums, a guy named Michael Thiele made the best voiced (tune/tone) boxes I’ve played, and they are beautiful too...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

strettara wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:27 am
Some might laugh and say, silly me. Others take umbrage and beat their tiny fists. So it is and so it shall ever be.
does anyone know where i can get larger fists?
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

no need to stop following the thread. everything is good. sorry i got annoyed.
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

yes, john. I know what just intonation is. i've been a musician for many years, play violin since a child, etc. I misread his post. Sometimes it's annoying to be treated like a beginner with large detailed explanations, etc. Forgive me if already mentioned, but does anyone make a just intonated pan?...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

It seems like every time I look at hand pans / tongue drumes there are several more makes that I wasn't aware of! I just saw the KAA Tone drums for the first time and they look and sound a little like a "Klingon" version of a tongue drum? Heavier and klangier that many other's. The kind of intrigue...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

ah - i didn't see the "just" in the question, which explains my dumb question. I've also wondered (for down the road) whether anyone offers custom tunings that, for instance, use Scala scales, etc. I suppose that it could be done, but you'd probably have to pay a premium for an unusual custom design.
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

how would you tune one without intonation?
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

mmp wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:10 am
Forgive me if already mentioned, but does anyone make a just intonated pan?
what is that?
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

What tonality are you getting on the woodpack? I enjoy the sound of playing the wood slit drums by hand, but it does cut down on the tonal range. You're mostly going to be playing chords, and the sound is much softer than mallets. well, i suppose that this could change at this point (still haven't ...
by Nelson Baboon
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Gear
Topic: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?
Replies: 112
Views: 2449

Re: old handpan, hangdrum, tongue drum thread?

although (see video i posted above with the woodpack drum - i think for that type of instrument, with the tongues laid out flat like that, you can achieve some amazing things with mallets. I'm going to have to work on both when I get my woodpack (working with him on a 12 tongue instrument)

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