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Anybody own a Steel Drum?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Phil Mastro, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Yo talkbass buddies,

    One of my friends told me that he saw some shop in Montreal selling steel drums, which I've always loved. I started checking out some pans on the internet, but I'm kinda at a loss as to what I should consider paying/buying. I'd like to stay as low as possible, but I don't want to get that Target crap for 100$. I've been checking on ebay, but I really have no clue what size or tuning or whatnot I should be looking for. Does anyone own or have some info on steel drums? It would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Pans are really funny instruments, although I'm a terrible player.
    There are 4 typical sizes called (from highest to lowest) Double seconds, Tenor guitar, Double guitar and Tenor bass.
    Seconds play solos, guitars strum chords and bass plays, well, the bass.

    Here's a site with good explanations :
    There used to be a steel drum ring but I can't find it.