The Echo Sound Sculpture DuBas - Bass Handpan

A number of Handpan makers have experimented with the concept of a “Bass Handpan”, including both Pantheon Steel, and Aura.  And recently it has been the turn of Switzerland-based makers Echo Sound Sculpture to unveil their experiments in this area, with the release of video footage of the ESS “DuBas”...



When it comes to Handpan, essentially, the lower the note, the larger the space required upon the dome for the tone-field.  Which is why the DuBas from ESS in the video above features only three notes (and three Ding-like structures to allow for Ding-singing).  However to make optimum use of the additional surface space available, in this second video (below) ESS have mixed things up by also squeezing three TaK’s in between the tone-fields, for increased sonic-diversity…


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