28.06.2020: Deal of the month:
Free shipping to European countries from our Perm warehouse and
Discounted shipping from our Estonian warehouse to EU countries and no additional customs fees or VAT (if shipped from Estonia) You will save about 150-250 EUR! ! We have some scales available in Estonian warehouse now, harry up! [click here to check available scales] You will also get a free bag with E Low Pygmy, Double Ding, B Kurd and F#In Sen. For the rest of the countries we offer a free bag with your RAV order.
28.03.2020: Quarantine is perfect time to start your RAV adventure 🙂 So get your favorite scale now! We operate as usual during quarantine and ship worldwide.
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.