Save money when you order this ensemble starter pack! It contains all the instruments and accessories you’ll need to form a steel pan orchestra including:
- 1x Chrome lead pan with stand, case, and mallets W1037
- 1x Chrome double second with stand, case, and mallets W1063
- 1x Painted triple cello with stand and mallets W1065
- 1x Painted six bass with rubber feet and mallets W1062
- Small selection of sheet music arrangements for the whole band
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.
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 their mid-range Import Series contains the best quality affordable pans in the world.
Constructed in Trinidad from specially made steel, they are then shipped to Ohio in the USA where each pan is precisely tuned and finished by experienced specialists.