23.11.2019 – Black Friday Sale and News: from now on we can ship orders to EU Countries from our Estonian warehouse by TNT, so NO TAXES for our European customers and very fast, reliable shipping service! For the limited time we offer TNT shipping inside Europe now on the price of normal EMS shipping. You will save about 150-250 EUR! We have quite many scales available in Estonian warehouse now, harry up! [click here to check available scales]
4.11.2019 – News: Order your RAV today and get 30 % discount coupon on Handpan Dojo tutorial course. Handpan Dojo considered the best tutorial for melodic finger percussion to date and highly recommended by us for everyone who’s starting playing RAV VAST.
28.02.2019 – News: introducing new 2019 RAV model! More durable and rust resistant. Our 2019 new model utilizing brand new steel alloy which allows RAV Vast to be even more durable than before , create more pristine sound and it is more protective against rust. Aside from that, we now introduce the new brass band to our instruments from here on out! Each RAV Vast will include the shiny golden band with our seal which we utilize in place of old rubber band. As a result, the instrument looks more beautiful, distinct and feels much more secured.
The answer is simple: they’re both belong to melodic finger percussion, but they’re different instruments like for example guitar and sitar. There’s different production technology involved: RAV has tongues which are cut, and handpan has tone fields which are hammered on the solid piece of metal. Handpan has 2 partials on each tone field tuned, while RAV has from 4 till 7 partials on each tongue tuned. RAV has much longer sustain then handpan and the character of the sound is different.
If you’re handpan player looking to expand your array of sounds, the RAV is great choice for you. Some people prefer the sound of RAV over the handpan. It’s of course matter of taste and your goals. The price factor is also important. Good handpan is about twice more expensive then RAV and also relatively hard to get. All good handpan makers has now the waiting lists while the RAV is a very consistent quality and you can get it in a matter of days or few weeks.