Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

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Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby popplagid » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:46 pm

Hello all,

I wanted to know if any of you guys heard about BP handpan Aeolian scale. BP for Balkan Pan.
It's a guy that make his own handpan in Slovenia.

Here is one of his handpan:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/271503726051?ssP ... 1438.l2649

I think it sounds great !

I wanted to know if it is a good purchase, if any of you know about Balkan Pan.

Any information would be appreciated,

Thanks !
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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby Guitòti » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:12 pm

I don't know those instruments.
But it's extremely expensive for a handpan which still need many years of work and research.
Some builders who make very better handpans sell their instrument for only $1300-$1500.
Economise a little longer to find a most accomplished instrument, or while spend less in an medium quality handpan to start building your game.
Keep you informed of the "Buy It Now" sales from some good builders ;)
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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby Carbon » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:02 pm

I wouldn't buy it nor would I recommend anyone I know buy it. Furthermore, I'd call that a scam handpan "replica".
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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby broussel2 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:49 pm

In my opinion, it sounds fuzzy, too metallic and without much sustain. I would spare my money for a better opportunity.

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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby popplagid » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:49 pm

Thanks so much for your answers.

I have been looking for a hangdrum in the past years, and never got the chance to find one.
PanArt of course i will never get, but even the alternatives like Bell and Halo are not possible to get.

Do any of you guys know a builder, or a source where i can get one ?

I'm starting to feel desperate here after 7 years of obsession.

Thank you !
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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby CarolW » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:57 pm

My sympathies. How to find one: keep coming here, at least daily, and read as much as you can on the forum - in all the different places. Get on the waiting lists of the builders, including new ones. Do all you can to attend various gatherings (where you can likely play pans belonging to others). Watch for sudden flash sales of pans by various makers, including some of the top shelf ones. Of course, watch the swap and sale forum.

Introduce yourself on the Welcome forum (if you haven't already done that).

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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby broussel2 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:03 pm

Some people landed here and found handpans in weeks--not everyone, but...
Take advantage of the advice and experience of the members.
Could be only a matter of months. But what is interesting does not happen on eBay.
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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby Guitòti » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:29 pm

broussel2 is right.
Just by the fact you came here, you made a big step to acquire your first handpan more faster than before.
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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby Mana » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:21 pm

i wouldnt call it a Bad handpan but 1600$ to my opinion is way too much for the quality presented..
(i personally sold prototypes on ebay which sounded way better for half of that price..)
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Re: Need some insight on a handpan purchase please !

Postby Purple Paul » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:32 pm

May we have some audio of these better sounding handpans for half the price please ?
this way people can make a more imformed choice !!
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