What tuning will suit me best?
In depends on your preferences. Variants of the sounding you can watch and listen to on our site.
How to take care of the instrument:
First, you have to keep it from being hit. We don't recommend putting a Hand Pan in the luggage compartment of an airplane or a bus. In the plane, it fits perfectly into the overhead compartments of the luggage in the cabin.
In addition, we do not recommend playing it in the open sun. Play in the shadows.
Do not put the instrument by a Ding (convex note) down.
Don't beat too hard on the notes of the instrument during playing. Hand Pans like clear but not strong hits otherwise there is a possibility of a change in the sounding.
You can lubricate an instrument with oil from time to time. You can use olive oil or anything other, but do not use sunflower oil. Especially if you are in Eastern countries with high humidity!
Listening to a Hand Pan, we touch the music of the new age, the whole era that we create. Its cosmic sound is truly astonishing and fascinating by its unusual and depth.
The history of a Hand Pan has only just begun. It was created in 2001, at the border of the new millennium, by Felix Roner and Sabine Schorer in Switzerland. Having invented such a complex musical instrument, the founders of the original Hand Pan brand did not seem to be ready for such a popularity, and the purchase of the original Hand Pan until 2014 was quite a challenge. In recent years, while the masters were still taking orders, to buy a Hand Pan it was necessary to write a letter manually and wait a turn (sometimes for several years), and when ready to come personally for a Hand Pan in Switzerland.
After 2014, the production of Swiss instruments closed. But this has not diminished the intention of many inspired people to acquire their own space tool.
Therefore, other workshops began to emerge around the world. A special sound is born in each of them, masters experiment with sound, metal, improve production techniques, adding vision and energy to each created Hand Pan.
Now, as from the beginning, the production of Hand Pans is not massive and that is why the instrument retains its uniqueness, because there are not many of them worldwide.
There are about three Hand Pan masters in Ukraine.