Building Handpans

Find information about the process of building Saraz Handpans.

July 25, 2017

Handpan and Pantam Nitriding

History and Overview of Nitriding Nitriding is a process of applying nitrogen to metal for the purpose of strengthening and enhancing the metal in various ways. […]
July 25, 2017

Handpan Domes and Dimples: Fashion or Function

Domes, also known as dimples on hand pans, have been a source of curiosity and debate between builders and players alike.  There is still mystery and […]
January 2, 2017

Paul Vo, Acoustic Synthesis, and Revolutionary Handpan Sounds

It is still hard for us to believe the sound in the following video is actually coming from the handpan even when we are in the […]
January 1, 2017

Tuning Handpans, Hang, and Pantam with Steel Vibration Wave Interference

A common struggle for singing steel tuners is dealing with certain frequencies that are impossible to stabilize. There appears to be multiple reasons why this can […]
December 14, 2016

Hang Drum vs. Handpan

Is it a Hang Drum or Handpan? Players commonly use the terms “Hang Drum” and “Handpan” to describe the Saraz and all similar instruments. We have […]
November 28, 2016

Handpan, Hang, Pantam resonance and wave interference

While the handpan owes much of its development to its parent, the steel Pan, there are some qualities of the handpan that are inherently different. One […]
November 26, 2016

B Sharp, E Sharp, C Flat and F Flat

About once per month, we have a considerate visitor to our website write to inform us about typos in the list of notes on our scale […]
November 21, 2016

Hammer Shaped Saraz

Handpan Shell Forming Methods The handpan art form has been developing exponentially quicker as more and more people are starting to explore building these types of […]
October 10, 2016

Saraz on Deep Drawn Shellopan shells

In early 2016, we began exploring a third material and forming method. Along with fully hammer shaped shells formed in our shop and rolled shells fabricated […]