Buying a "Hang Drum" - Second Life Style

Can’t find/afford a ‘Hang Drum’ in ‘real’ life? If the answer is yes, then you’re far from alone. But, should you be a fan of ‘Second Life’, the massive online virtual world created by ‘Linden Lab', that allows ‘players’ to literally live out a second life online, then worry no more. Your search is over. Virtually.

To some, Second Life is not considered to be a computer ‘game’, but rather a ‘virtual world’, due to the fact that there is no set mission, or objective. And ‘players’ live their lives through highly customisable avatars. That, in addition to many other activities, are able to use the game worlds internal currency, the ‘Linden dollar’, to buy, sell, rent or trade land or goods and services with other users.

Virtual goods include buildings, vehicles, devices of all kinds, animations, clothing, skin, hair, jewelry, flora and fauna, and works of art. And now, thanks to (as far as I can tell) a guy called ‘Stuart Grainger’, you can buy a virtual ‘Hang Drum’ for your avatar, within the Second Life world.

Available in mark 1, and mark 2 versions, in a steel, copper, or gold finish, and utilising either slap, edge, or mid, tonal ranges, the Second Life Hang drum are available for the price of L$695 upwards. Which as far as I can tell is around $3 - $4 in ‘real’ money. And like an iPhone Hang app, these virtual Hang drum are actually playable too, using the left mouse button to activate the notes.  Bringing some Tron style Hang-love to the pixelated people inside your computer.

So if you’re a Second Life fan looking to bring a little Hang magic into your virtual life, you can visit the HangDrumSL store: HERE.

Or alternatively, (and it doesn’t seem to be operational at the time of writing), you could try visiting the HangDrumSL website: HERE, for more information.
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