Introducing the Percussion Plus Hammer Series six bass steel pans - painted finish
A 'six bass' of painted 23" steel pans supplied with 2 aluminium mallets and rubber feet (3 per pan) to protect and keep them steady on the ground.
Each surface features a 3-note octave (the middle note being a perfect fourth or perfect fifth above the lowest pitch), and the pans are tuned a semi-tone apart, giving a combined chromatic range of C2-F3. Panyard's mastery of the physics and geometry of steel pans means these instruments have the optimum layout and timbral consistency.
Constructed in USA from specially made steel, they are then tuned and finished by experienced specialists.
This model comes supplied with 2 rubber tip mallets and rubber feet.
More about the Hammer series steel pan range
Often incorrectly referred to as steel drums, the whole instruments vibrate to make their characteristic Caribbean sound which means they are properly classified as 'idiophones', the same family as cymbals.
Panyard have been manufacturing exceptional instruments since 1990 and the mid-range Percussion Plus Hammer Series contains the best quality affordable pans in the world.
Constructed in USA from specially made steel, they are then tuned and finished by experienced constructors. They are a great option for school as students are permitted to experiment using different playing techniques so they can experience the different methods in which the Hammer series drums can be played.
Did you know?
Steel pans are relatively young instruments that have become phenomenally popular in recent years, particularly with school music departments and events organisers. They originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s and are traditionally recycled from 55 gallon chemical containers.
Both steel pans and steel drums refer to the same thing. Steel pan players will often use rolls, which are rapid fire playing of the same note many times to create a more continuous sound. This allows for stimulated playing of longer notes that maintain their strength rather than decaying such as a single hit would produce