Melodic and easy to play steel drum. More than the recycling of a propane tank, this is a Renaissance. Hand made with love and attention to detail, and an obsession for quality sound. The "Vintage" finish features concentric circles cut into the weathered surface, working with the age and distress of the tank to highlight a classic beauty. Like smile lines etched into the weathered face of a joyful soul, the "Vintage" finish seeks to highlight the warm beauty that has been sculpted by time.
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Each drum includes a set of mallets and a laser cut stand.
PLEASE NOTE : the pictures are posted as examples of the "Vintage" finish. Each one is unique according to properties and character of the particular tank it's made from. Your drum will look similar, but will hold its own unique beauty.
I tune many of my drums to 444hz and 423hz, which are frequencies more in tune with our body's natural frequencies. You can choose which frequency you prefer.
432hz - more calming tone
440hz - best for playing with other instruments
444hz - bright and cheerful tone
Recycled, Repurposed, Renaissance...
At HandsOnFire, I don't recycle propane tanks; each drum is the Renaissance of a propane tank. Just like people, something wonderful happens when we step beyond the utility of everyday life and into an atmosphere where beauty is formed from a unique and unlikely source. These drums resonate with people because you are hard wired to appreciate beauty. The heart desires the pleasure of simple fascination in a realm of new possibilities.
I love working with a re-purposed material, because like these tanks, you have a voice that’s worth unlocking, and a creative fire that needs to be expressed. We all need a Renaissance. It's my sincere hope that the beauty and inspiration of these drums will unlock and ignite your creativity. From my hands to yours, stoke your creative fire and find an expressive voice on one of these drums!