Introducing the Percussion Plus Hammer Series lead steel pan
This is Percussion Plus's flagship chrome plated 23" steel pan with an 8.5" skirt. The surface features a standard 29-note cycle of fifths layout giving a complete equal tempered chromatic range from C4-E6.
All of these drums have been produced using the highest quality steel and so they are great value for money. They are sturdy, making them ideal for schools and they are great for orchestra’s, ensembles and music groups.
What’s in the box?
This model comes supplied with 2 rubber tip mallets and a complete chrome stand. The stand itself has been made with high quality materials so you can be sure of it being solid and sturdy.
It comes on wheels so you are able to easily move it around between practices and rehearsals and it is also collapsible and adjustable so you can make sure that the stand is the right height for you.
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