Buying one

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Buying one

Postby DWC » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:17 pm


[b]Bonjour to all of you out here.

So, I see some Hand Pan's on Ebay, been told to stay away from them. Give some advise as to purchasing a sound and well made HP. Give me as much info as all of you can. I love this instrument.
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Re: Buying one

Postby broussel2 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:45 pm

There are now 100+ makers in the world. Those who make good ones easily find customers. Lesson 1: if it's on eBay, on a big online shop or sold by a professionnal reseller, 99% of the time it's low quality (bad maker, cheap asian handpans from Bali or Vietnam...) - because the'yre the only ones available for them! Or if it's second hand on eBay, Craigslist or else it's usually overpriced--if it's not a scam!

It's best to buy straight from a maker, preferably relatively local as it will make things easier for you: no shipping to get it or if you need a retune.
So, next question, what's your budget and where are you located?

"Give me as much info as all of you can": nobody is a full time free teacher, so it's better if you ask precise questions.
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Re: Buying one

Postby hangjohnny » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:55 pm

Thanks Broussel2 for giving Us all a heads up on Quality pans !
This is extremely important information for all new members .
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Re: Buying one

Postby Mikey P » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:22 pm

DWC
There is so much information here in this forum.
Now that you are here.............You just have to go and dig it up !
Do yourself a favor and do the due diligence and have the patience required to secure a quality instrument !
You will be rewarded every time you play it !
Good Luck !
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Re: Buying one

Postby Mikey P » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:26 pm

DWC
Go to Pantheon Steel's website right now and buy a Halo AG off a Flash sale.
There are 3 still available RIGHT NOW......and they are definitely of exquisite quality !!!
They will not be available much longer !
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