|The PANArt-made "Dum"|
The PANArt Dum is a small flared-tube made of turned pear-wood, that is designed to lower the Helmholtz resonance of the Hang a fifth, once inserted into the Gu. It is believed that there were only ever about 200 of these things made, so they’re pretty rare. But now, DII customers at least (we’re not sure if these fit any other make of Handpan), are free to experiment with Helmholtz manipulation once more - thanks to the “Gu Booster”.
|The DII Gu Booster|
We’ve yet to try out a Gu Booster ourselves, but we did get to briefly try out a PANArt Dum a few years back. And while the effect was subtle, it was interesting enough. And with the Gu Booster being priced at a seemingly reasonable $15 at time of posting, if you’re a DII owner, this might be something that you’ll be interested in having a play with.
Find the Gu Booster over at the Dave’s Island Instrument website: HERE