T-Shirt Spotlight - Tattoo-Style HandPan Buddha

Just a little T-shirt spotlight post, to show off a design we’ve recently stumbled upon over at F**k-the-Pain.net (you may want to give the site a miss if you’re particularly sensitive to “bad” language).

It should be pretty obvious why we at HandPans Magazine like the design - with it not being a million miles away from our own logo.  But with the F**k the Pain crew seemingly being a tattoo studio based in Germany, that specialises in custom tattoo art - you can see that quality shine through in their design.  Which essentially takes our own logo idea, and makes it somewhat better.  

If we could change one thing about FTP’s design, it would probably be the text, which we’d love to be able to customise - with it not really being to our personal tastes.  But otherwise, we like this one a lot...

For more information, and/or to purchase one for yourself: CLICK HERE.

Not to your tastes? - why not take a peek over at our own Spreadshirt store instead, where you can find more Handpan t-shirts, etc for sale: HERE

The HCT PanHook - Stopping HandPan Slippage

They say that the simplest ideas are often the best, and when you see the “PanHook”, from Hardcase Technologies, for the first time - you almost share in the “Lightbulb” moment, that HCT-man Alessio, must have had, when the idea for this first popped into his head.

Every lap-based player must have at times felt their precious wobbling a little too close to the edge of their knees while playing - and there truly is nothing more annoying, than having to stop, just as you’re getting into something awesome, to adjust your pan, to prevent it from crashing down onto the floor below.

A problem that the PanHook, seemingly (we’ve yet to try one), solves, in a very simple, but genius-kind of way.  Utilising a hook, and loop-type construction, that attaches to the belt, and secures the Handpan via the Gu-port.

Priced at 18 Euro, at time of posting, if you’ve given thought to purchasing a Handpan stand, purely to solve the slippage-problem, the PanHook is not only among the cheapest options, but it’s also going to be considerably less hassle to pack, and carry, than a traditional-type stand - for those who like to travel / busk / etc.

Ultimately, the PanHook is something that you could probably put together yourself at home using a little ingenuity, with relative ease (now that the idea is there) - but with that said, with Alessio, and the HCT-crew, having been responsible for some of the most-applauded Handpan case solutions, to date - you can be fairly sure, that both the design, and the materials used in the construction of the PanHook, will have been thoroughly researched, and tested - before being offered for sale.

Find more information over at the Hardcase Technologies website: HERE

A Visit to the TerraTonz Workshop

While we at HandPans Magazine, have yet to visit the TerraTonz workshop ourselves - thanks to the power of internet resources like YouTube, coupled with an army of independent net vloggers, generously sharing their experiences with us, the citizens of the interweb - we don't have to. So that while of course, it's always an adventure to make these journeys yourself, a well-made video, is certainly, the next best thing.

And so it is, that we join YouTube user, Derek Ferwerda, as he meets with, “C.R. PanMan”, boss-dog over at US HandPan makers, TerraTonz.  As he takes a tour of the TerraTonz workshop, and receives a talk on the production of the TerraPan, and their StarSeeds range of steel tongue drum...

Songs from TerraPan Tunnel

Probably our favourite collection of TerraPan videos are those we've come to know as "Songs from TerraPan Tunnel". A collection of videos filmed in a "mysterious" tunnel, located near the TerraTonz workshop, where the TerraTonz crew seem often, to take visiting musicians, to play, and record their performances.  Performances that include the following, by Sam Maher, and Geronyom,..

>> Find more information on TerraTonz: HERE.
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