Handpan & tongue drum

RAV MOON D Celtic CHF 740.00
RAV Vast E Low Pygmy CHF 1,020.00

We offer handpans from various manufacturers: Rav Vast, Gubarev Drum, Zenko, Kosmo, Mandala, Octave Steel Tounge Drum and Quint Art. You will also find the right accessories for care, transportation and handling.

We offer handpans from various manufacturers: Rav Vast, Gubarev Drum, Zenko, Kosmo, Mandala, Octave Steel Tounge Drum and Quint Art. You will also find the right accessories for care, transportation and handling.

How do the Handpans differ?

How do the Handpans differ?

Timbre: Depending on the manufacturing process and tuning method, some manufacturers differ significantly in timbre from others. The origin of the handpan comes from steel drums, which sound very metallic. This is why it has become established in the hang scene that a good handpan should not sound metallic, but warm and soft. And it is of course an art to produce a non-metallic sound from metal! However, sound is subjective and if you like the metallic sound, there is of course nothing to be said against it.

Dynamics: The tone fields should already sound good and clean when they are played lightly or softly. When played more firmly, the tone fields should not "overdrive" or start to "scream". A good handpan allows a wide range of dynamics to be played either very softly or a little louder.

Balance between the notes: All notes should be "balanced", i.e. attack dynamics, timbre, sustain and sound volume are equally harmonious for all notes.

Number of notes: The more notes a handpan has, the more expensive it is. A handpan with many notes is more difficult to balance, as crosstalks and other disturbing interference must be avoided.

Scales: There are countless scales for handpans, which is what makes buying one so difficult or complex. Each handpan is limited to a certain number of notes, which are "selected" by the manufacturer from all possible notes - accordingly, there are exponentially many possibilities to create new scales.

Timbre: Depending on the manufacturing process and tuning method, some manufacturers differ significantly in timbre from others. The origin of the handpan comes from steel drums, which sound very metallic. This is why it has become established in the hang scene that a good handpan should not sound metallic, but warm and soft. And it is of course an art to produce a non-metallic sound from metal! However, sound is subjective and if you like the metallic sound, there is of course nothing to be said against it.

Dynamics: The tone fields should already sound good and clean when they are played lightly or softly. When played more firmly, the tone fields should not "overdrive" or start to "scream". A good handpan allows a wide range of dynamics to be played either very softly or a little louder.

Balance between the notes: All notes should be "balanced", i.e. attack dynamics, timbre, sustain and sound volume are equally harmonious for all notes.

Number of notes: The more notes a handpan has, the more expensive it is. A handpan with many notes is more difficult to balance, as crosstalks and other disturbing interference must be avoided.

Scales: There are countless scales for handpans, which is what makes buying one so difficult or complex. Each handpan is limited to a certain number of notes, which are "selected" by the manufacturer from all possible notes - accordingly, there are exponentially many possibilities to create new scales.

Transportation and handling

Transportation and handling

When buying a handpan, you should also find a suitable "means of transportation" for your handpan; padded bags are suitable for this. For comfortable handling of your handpan, you will also find the matching mallets and the matching stand ring or stand in our store.

When buying a handpan, you should also find a suitable "means of transportation" for your handpan; padded bags are suitable for this. For comfortable handling of your handpan, you will also find the matching mallets and the matching stand ring or stand in our store.

The right care

The right care

Almost all handpans and steel tongue drums require regular maintenance to protect them from rust. Most manufacturers recommend Phoenix Handpan Oil.

Almost all handpans and steel tongue drums require regular maintenance to protect them from rust. Most manufacturers recommend Phoenix Handpan Oil.

Dunum: For the love of music and the world

Dunum: For the love of music and the world

If you want to buy musical instruments (in Switzerland or elsewhere), we want to be your store of choice. Dunum was born out of a love for music, for sound, for vibration. On countless journeys we got to know many different instruments and sounds which inspired us and which we would now like to share with you. We want to produce and offer quality musical instruments and win your heart for world music. That is why we have brought back the diverse sounds from our travels and are now passing them on to you. In our store you will not only find gongs, but also chimes, wind chimes, didgeridoos, singing bowls and much more. Have fun browsing!

If you want to buy musical instruments (in Switzerland or elsewhere), we want to be your store of choice. Dunum was born out of a love for music, for sound, for vibration. On countless journeys we got to know many different instruments and sounds which inspired us and which we would now like to share with you. We want to produce and offer quality musical instruments and win your heart for world music. That is why we have brought back the diverse sounds from our travels and are now passing them on to you. In our store you will not only find gongs, but also chimes, wind chimes, didgeridoos, singing bowls and much more. Have fun browsing!

Would you like to buy a handpan but are still unsure?

Would you like to buy a handpan but are still unsure?

Compare and play different handpans in a relaxed atmosphere in our store in Zofingen and take the right instrument home with you immediately - without any waiting time. Last but not least, buying a handpan is an emotional matter. Preferences often only emerge when you hear and compare for the first time.

Make an appointment now

Compare and play different handpans in a relaxed atmosphere in our store in Zofingen and take the right instrument home with you immediately - without any waiting time. Last but not least, buying a handpan is an emotional matter. Preferences often only emerge when you hear and compare for the first time.

Make an appointment now

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