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First Deep Drawn Saraz Handpan - E minor

Saraz Handpan E Minor 8 - First Deep Drawn Saraz

First Deep Drawn Saraz Handpan - E minor

Saraz Handpan E Minor 8 - First Deep Drawn Saraz

Saraz handpan built with a rolled shell. These shells relax at a much lower temperature than our hammered and deep drawn shells hence the difference in color.

Saraz handpan built with a rolled shell. These shells relax at a much lower temperature than our hammered and deep drawn shells hence the difference in color.

We prepare each Saraz handpan shell for pressing the center note before any heat treating. This one just came back from heat treating.

We prepare each Saraz handpan shell for pressing the center note before any heat treating. This one just came back from heat treating.

This 19" diameter Saraz has a 10 note hexatonic variation of Eb Minor. The top shell features a dreamy, soothing, and meandering pentatonic variation of the scale. The minor 3rd scale degree (Gb4) is on the bottom shell of the instrument and offers a bit more traditional minor darkness. Also on the bottom shell is a 3rd octave (Eb5), which adds high end resolve.

This 19" diameter Saraz has a 10 note hexatonic variation of Eb Minor. The top shell features a dreamy, soothing, and meandering pentatonic variation of the scale. The minor 3rd scale degree (Gb4) is on the bottom shell of the instrument and offers a bit more traditional minor darkness. Also on the bottom shell is a 3rd octave (Eb5), which adds high end resolve.

The 2015 Saraz handpan contour guide for sinking 21" diameter shells.

The 2015 Saraz handpan contour guide for sinking diameter shells.

Rust is real on raw steel!   We keep all Saraz handpan shells, raw or heat treated, wrapped up and in a "dry" room with a constantly running dehumidifier until they are tuned, glued and oiled.

Rust is real on raw steel! We keep all Saraz handpan shells, raw or heat treated, wrapped up and in a "dry" room with a constantly running dehumidifier until they are tuned, glued and oiled.

E/ B C D E F# G B  The second Saraz built from a Deep Drawn shell. Interesting material with some interesting differences relative to our hammer shaped shells or the rolled shells we have used in the past.

E/ B C D E F# G B The second Saraz built from a Deep Drawn shell. Interesting material with some interesting differences relative to our hammer shaped shells or the rolled shells we have used in the past.

Cutting open a Saraz handpan. We find a sledge hammer hitting the back of a machete does the best job after hammering a small knife in between shells in order to open up an area to get the machete in. Correctly cured glue is incredibly strong!

Cutting open a Saraz handpan. We find a sledge hammer hitting the back of a machete does the best job after hammering a small knife in between shells in order to open up an area to get the machete in. Correctly cured glue is incredibly strong!

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