Master Series Stainless Steel Handpan – B Kurd
AU $2,850.00 – AU $3,070.00
B Kurd – B – F# – G – A – B – C# – D – E – F#
Inspired by middle eastern music with a dramatic and nostalgic minor scale feel, our new 9 notes B Kurd handpan allows plenty of room for improvisation.
Our B Kurd scale starts at a low B making if perfect for jam sessions and integrating with other instruments.
A very popular scale that finds a wonderful balance between light and darkness.
Made from stainless steel alloy which require less maintenance and the risk of corrosion.
Comes with protective edge banding and a padded carry backpack, you can also add an optional protective hardcase.
Dimensions: 57cm x 25cm
Weight: 6kg including backpack
See this handpan in action! Video below.
Our Master Series Handpans are made from first grade pressed steel and have a larger volume, to help their resonance. Extra time is taken to tune higher sympathetic frequencies, resulting in a more harmonically balanced instrument.
Our Stainless Steel handpans do sound different to our standard nitrided steel pans
- Sustain: longer
- Timber/tone: brighter/more open
- Amplitude: higher
- Bigger dynamic range
- Less “ceramic”
The handpan is a new and mysterious instrument, distantly related in principle to the steelpan of Trinidad and Tobago, but inspired in sound by the Hang instrument from Switzerland. Played by hand, rather than sticks or mallets, the handpan has a rich, intimate sound, full of emotion. There is no specific technique or style in the art of playing a handpan. A player with patience and an open mind will be rewarded with deep layers of complexity to explore.
We have a range of handpans for sale.
Maintenance & Care
Stainless steel is MUCH more resistant to rust, but is not immune to it. It should be cared for in the same way all handpans are, the difference being that it doesn’t need to be oiled/waxed as frequently. The most important thing is to wipe it with a dry cloth every time you finish playing it, to remove all moisture/salts from it. And of course, contact the maker of your instrument for more detailed instructions, as advice can vary from one to another.
We recommend ongoing care and maintenance on handpans. Here are a few tips to protect the handpan from rusting and other damage:
♪ Sweat may deposit salts to the surface, which contribute to rust formation. Before playing, wash and dry your hands.
♪ Don’t play the handpan if it’s hot (for example, if it’s been in the sun).
♪ Handpans should only be played gently and with one finger at a time: No hands, fists, or mallets.
♪ After each play, wipe down the instrument with a soft, clean, dry cloth (preferably microfibre).
♪ Clean your handpan every 6 – 12 months to remove dirt & oils: Use isopropyl alcohol, or a more gentle rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol or ethanol based of 50-75%, diluted with water). Use a soft cloth on both sides, the rim, and the inside.
If your handpan has oil on it, you’ll need to re-apply it since the cleaning will remove the oil.
♪ Store your handpan in a cool place, and out of direct sunlight, ideally outside the case in a safe place. If stored inside the case, leave the zip 1/4 open to release the moisture from the case. Check that the foam in the case doesn’t get damp.
Would you like more advice on how to deal with rust or would like to ask another question? contact us and we’ll be happy to guide you!
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