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Lideruke
09-21-2012, 08:45 AM
I've been daydreaming again of owning some of these, even one of these:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFnQdcGlngA&feature=channel&list=UL

They're called hanghang, a relatively new instrument out of Switzerland. Extremely difficult to get and very expensive. Other companies in other countries have made similar instruments, known generally as handpans. Sometimes I think of selling my uke collection to get one!

Lideruke
09-21-2012, 08:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_VuqwK92VM

Lideruke
09-21-2012, 09:03 AM
This guy is the best player out there.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17ojj7tgrqw

itsme
09-21-2012, 09:36 AM
Never heard of them before but they're pretty awesome. Remind me a bit of a wok. :p

dnewton2
09-21-2012, 09:48 AM
Yeah I want one too, found them a while back on youtube. Some times they come up on ebay but not cheap.

I like this guy


http://youtu.be/UNJswfXKJ3s

808boy
09-21-2012, 09:55 AM
Kinda like a Jamaican Kettle Drum except inverted and played with your fingers..............COOL.............

Lideruke
09-21-2012, 10:17 AM
Yeah I want one too, found them a while back on youtube. Some times they come up on ebay but not cheap.

I like this guy


http://youtu.be/UNJswfXKJ3s

Dante is great!
I prefer the scale for his hang in his Reminiscence video, though.
And yes, hanghang are very expensive on ebay! There are other handpans that are a lot less expensive, but most start in the $2000 range. There are some of somewhat lesser quality starting around $1200, same price as a really good uke.

Newportlocal
09-21-2012, 10:55 AM
I always wanted some steel drums. Reminds me of an upside down steel drum. Would love to hear Yellow bird played on one.

Lideruke
09-21-2012, 11:04 AM
I always wanted some steel drums. Reminds me of an upside down steel drum. Would love to hear Yellow bird played on one.

You might need more than one to play that song. They're limited to 8-10 note scales.

we tigers
09-21-2012, 11:42 AM
The British jazz group The Portico Quartet have been using these for quite a few years.

Garydavkra
09-21-2012, 12:44 PM
I've never seem those before either. Thanks for posting. I like the sound and it doesn't look like they need to be humidified! Cool!

PhilUSAFRet
10-28-2012, 09:42 AM
This guy is the best player out there.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17ojj7tgrqw

After listening to Dante Bucci, not sure he is!

CR PanMan
03-15-2013, 02:19 PM
I am a new maker. Here are some samples of my HandPans. In a few days I will be uploading three new scales I just finished. I hope you enjoy. Positive Vibes! CR
http://www.youtube.com/user/UFOHPTV/videos?view=0

BIGDB
03-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Haha literally 2 days ago I was thinking I need to post a thread about this glad to see someone else knows about them. Have you ever played one? I always wanted to try one out but I looked them up and the only one I could find was like 10g. I really like this guy seems to really love the instrument and I personally think he's the best http://youtu.be/9oVbCp-WGWY

we tigers
03-17-2013, 09:51 PM
I tried a Hapi drum once which is a sort of cheaper, smaller and lighter alternative. Didn't buy it because I thought it was too limited in possibilities. A real Hang is something else!

Lideruke
03-20-2013, 01:32 PM
Nice job, PanMan! It's sounding terrific. These are exciting times for the Handpan community. Lots of new makers emerging!
BIGDB, I have played one. I owned a Halo. Terrific instrument. I wasn't ready for it, so I passed it on. I still regret it....
I really like Daniel Waples, too!