Hang Drum

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Postby Congadelica » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:46 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hang_(instrument)

Just wondered if any of you guys have been so lucky as to play one of these rare drums made in swizzerland .

Id love one of these . check em out on Utube

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Postby Diceman » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:44 pm

Hi CD,

I got hold of one about two years ago for a try out, but couldnt afford it then-£1800. Fantastic instrument for 'tripping out'.

The guy in Switzerland is only hand making them to order now and you have to go there to order it, I guess so he can check you out.

I saw one on ebay recently which was £2500 and rising, I dont know the final price, but there is one on US ebay for $8000 'buy now' but I did notice it was being sold from Thailand-caviat emptor (buyer beware)!

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Postby bongosnotbombs » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:27 pm

I've seen and heard a hippy kid on Haight st. play one of these. Sounded really cool, he had people listening for 1/2 a block around.

Really different sound, very nice, I don't know if he went to Switzerland to get it, but you never know.
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Postby Diceman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:24 am

I hope the hippy kid had good insurance on his drum.
The story has it that the maker used to produce them and export them, but the strain of tuning them by hand and ear gave him a nervous breakdown. So now he does them by commission only. He will tune them to any key you want.

So now they are becoming as rare as rocking horse sh*t.

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Postby Congadelica » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:33 pm

Maybe not as rare as RHS ,
[url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAISA-Steel-Drum-Steeldrum-Ideal-for-Hang-Players_W0QQitemZ150161010431QQihZ005QQcategoryZ
27600QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAISA-S....iewItem[/url]

Is this a cheap imitation of the real deal , the price os much cheaper than any Hang drum for sale . Caiasa ...
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Postby OLSONGO » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:56 pm

Check this site for clips http://www.hangfan.co.uk

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Postby Whopbamboom » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:35 am

That .ku should be .uk
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Postby bongosnotbombs » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:05 am

Congadelica wrote:Maybe not as rare as RHS ,
[url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAISA-Steel-Drum-Steeldrum-Ideal-for-Hang-Players_W0QQitemZ150161010431QQihZ005QQcategoryZ

27600QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CAISA-S....iewItem[/url]

Is this a cheap imitation of the real deal , the price os much cheaper than any Hang drum for sale . Caiasa ...

I don't remember the hang drum having that wood horn, does it?
Could be a a past apprentice making those? 850 euros isn't cheap.
As they are from Germany there could be some affiliation, or could be
someone taking advantage of the fact that the originator of the hang drum
is'nt producing as many as before.
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