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The Lack Of Discipline Among One-Dimensional Handpan ''Tuners''

Steelpan tuning (and handpan tuning by default), is literally a discipline that takes years of hands on study and training in order for one to acheive competency in the field. The operative word in the previous sentence is DISCIPLINE, as formal, disciplined study is required before one can reasonably expect to be able to become a legitimate Pan tuner.    As far as the Handpan is concerned, gone are the days when makers/tuners studied for years on end under a master steelpan tuner as an apprentice, if these days ever existed among most handpan makers, especially the one-dimensional ones.  ...

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KaribPAN Summer Savings Special: D Integral Handpan (A440 Hz) + 1 Free Tuning -600€ w/ FREE Fedex Intl. Economy Shipping)

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Brand New and Finely Tuned KaribPAN  ''D Integral''  Handpan.    Notes:    D A Bb C D E F A    Our KaribPAN Handpan product lines are tuned by our tuner who has over 40 years of Pan tuning experience. With such an extentive backround in Pan tuning, we use the traditional tuning methods that provide proven results which truly make our Pans SING! (THIS ITEM IS IRREGULAR, HENCE THE PRICE BUT IT IS STILL A GREAT VALUE!!! - The top shell had a small hole in one of the dimples which was welded and featured prominently in the photo...

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Handpan Market Bubble 2016: The Explosion of Novice, One-Dimensional Handpan Makers and Their $2000 Prototype Debuts

In a previous blog post, I touched upon the topic of the fast growing number of new, one-dimensional handpan makers on the market every year, which has naturally served to increase competition on the maker's side of the market.  By and large, most of the new makers who are currently entering into the handpan market are one-dimensional, unproven pan makers with little to no track record. These particular unscrupulous opportunists view the handpan market as an opportunity in which to exploit the lack of supply and fill demand by flooding the market with poor products built and ''tuned'' by makers...

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Current KaribPAN Innovations in the Development of the Handpan

In taking a break from highlighting all of the trolling detractors who have been pitifully crying for attention in the comment sections of our recent blog posts, I would like to highlight one of our current innovations in the development of the handpan, and our quest at KaribPAN to push the envelope, so to speak.  Pictured below are pictures of a handpan we are currently developing which is chromatic and has 15 notes.    As I have stated on previous occasions. the handpan is still a version of the steelpan that in its current incarnation still has loads of innovation and...

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When It Comes To Handpans, EVERYONE is an Expert! (Part 1)

This is quite an in depth topic, so I will have to go in parts and before I get to the meat of the matter, I just need to set the stage.  So let's imagine for a moment.....   Can you imagine if a Black Trini or other another Black Caribbean native went to Southern Germany or Switzerland, studied the manufacturing process of Lederhosen, and took an old, outdated pair of Lederhosen from the 1940's back to the Caribbean and marketed, reproduced them, and tweaked them here and there? Can you subsequently imagine the outrage if this same fictional Black...

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