12.02.2020 : Deal of the month: Free shipping to Europe (incl. free bags for E Low Pygmy, B Celtic Double Ding, B Kurd, B Arabian Night) , and free bags for orders from all other countries! For the EU Countries we can ship from our Estonian warehouse, so NO ADDITIONAL VAT AND CUSTOMS FEES for our EU customers and very fast 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.
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.