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Double VibeDrum - 18 Notes on 2 Heads


Made with Love and Care in the Arizona Desert  -  “Feel the Good Vibes”


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Double VibeDrum Information

Our Most Popular Scale Set: F-Akebono-440 Hz / D-Minor - 432 Hz


This unique instrument with a melodious tone will inspire beginners as well as professionals. The Double Vibe Drum provides two playable heads with 9 tuned notes on each for a total of 18 notes. Each head (side) is tuned to a different scale. It can be played using the hands, like a Hang Drum, or specially-designed mallets. The unique design provides a hybrid sound, similar to striking a "Singing Bowl" or Handpan, yet offers a more portable and user-friendly instrument. The "Double Vibe" is the only drum in it's class.


Created using eighteen-notes, the Double Vibe Drum is typically tuned to major and minor pentatonic scales to ease the playing techniques and produce harmonious tones, and is arranged so that each note has its octave adjacent to it. This simple, logical and harmonically-beneficial layout makes the Vibe Drum the easiest and cleanest steel tongue drum available. It can be used for playing anything from a tune to soft meditational tones.


Each and Every VibeDrum is hand tuned to Concert Tuning Standards and sound tested before we say goodbye to it.


Double VibeDrum Highlights:

 

*18 Notes - 2 Scales Nine notes per side on two sides each side in a different scale. It’s like having 2 drums in 1.


*Tuning and Sound Quality: All of our vibedrums are hand tuned to concert / Symphonic tuning standards and each one is sound tested before it is shipped.


*13 Gauge Stainless Steel: On the playing head which improves sound purity, sustain, resonance, tuning longevity and overall durability over the thinner 14 gauge used to make other drums of this type.


*Stainless Steel: So you don’t have to worry about rust forming on the outside or more importantly the inside of the drum. You also don’t have to worry about traces of lead in the steel which may be present on regular steel drums.


*Painting:    The drum is double “Powder Coated” with a new exotic color that changes with the light. This 2 coat system makes the drum much more durable & scratch resistant than standard powder coats. You also don’t have to worry about lead contamination in the paint.


*Resonance:    The Parabolic resonance Chamber combined with our high quaiity 13 gauge steel creates a drum where the notes resonate for 6+ seconds without sacrificing portability.


*Harmonics:    The playing tabs are perfectly spaced for optimum playability and harmonics between the other notes


Versatile: Can be used for playing, meditation as well as Therapeutic Treatments.


Lightweight, for ease in transportation, without loss of sound- only 6.6 Lbs (3 Kilos)


Slim Design so it will fit into your knapsack or rucksack  -   5 1/2 inches total height by 12 inch diameter  (13.5 cm x 30.5cm)


18 tuned notes in 2 Pentatonic scales with the most logical and friendly note layout


Octagonal notes to maximise the "sweet spot"


Available in these Pentatonic Scales in 440 or 432 Hz:


Side 1: F-Minor, F-Major, F-Akebono or E-Minor


Side 2:  D-Minor, C-Major in D, D-Pygmy or D-Major


Scales are available in 440 or 432 Hz. You can even have 440 Hz on one side and 432 Hz on the other


We also do custom scales such as integral and more upon request


If you are not sure about the scales we recommend an F-Akebono in 440 Hz on side one with a D-Minor in 432 Hz on side two. The best of both worlds.


Your Choices:


Cost Saver Basic Package includes the Vibedrum, a set of Standard Mallets and Free Shipping to all EU States, the UK and Switzerland.


Premium Package includes the Vibedrum, Premium Double Ended Mallets, A Soft Fleece Liner Bag, A Heavy Duty Travel Bag, Drum Cushion and Free Shipping to all EU States, the UK and Switzerland.


Colors:  We offer a painted version using a very special and exotic environmentally friendly Powder coat paint that does not contain lead in Stardust, Elemental Earth or Copper Sun.


For the more creative we have an unpainted version of our Stainless Steel drum which is available for those who would like to paint or decorate their own drum in any style / color they choose.


The Price Chart below simplifies all this.



 












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Stardust in Shadow

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 “Elemental EARTH” Colour

Click on the picture for a short Video on the Stardust Color

Copper Sun Colour

Prices in Euro


Stainless Steel

OPTION

Painted

Natural

Standard

459

429

Basic

434

404




Prices

Option


Basic

Stand

Stainless Painted

429

454

Stainless Natural

399

424

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Note Layout

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Double VibeDrum - Extreme Details


The Environment

We are also concerned about the Environment so we try to make our drums with as little impact as possible.  

We DO NOT SPRAY PAINT our drums because of the VOC’s (volitile organic compounds).  

We also DO NOT ETCH our drums because this requires the use of Hydrochloric or Nitric acid and produces Hazardous Waste.

In addition since the drums are made in the US all of our suppliers must conform to EPA Regulations.


There are also no traces of lead in the steel or the paint so our drums are in compliance with child safety regulations


The Material

As I have learned there is Steel and there is Steel even in stainless steel there is a lot of low quality low grade stainless out there, This is why I have chosen to use AISI certified High Grade Stainless Steel for my Vibedrums. In addition instead of using the less expensive thin 14 gauge steel I use the thicker 13 gauge which increases sound quality, sustain, resonance and overall durability.



The Finish

We have switched from an Automotive Spray Paint to a Powder-Coat Paint mostly because powder-coat does not contain any VOC's (volatile organic compounds) in it. However it took us a long time because most of powders used seem hard but in reality they scratch pretty easily.


SCRATCH RESISTANCE is measured using the "Pencil Test" methodology; That is; can you scratch the paint with a sharp number 1, 2, etc pencil. Most of the powders out there are in the 1H to 2H range which means they scratch fairly easily. We discovered a very unique, high quality powder that is applied in 2 steps with two separate powders that react with each other when combined and produces a 3H to 4H rating. This does not mean that you cannot scratch them but it does make them more scratch resistant than most other powders.



The Notes


     Shape:  We chose a octagonal shape (patent pending) for our notes, even though it is much more costly to cut, for three basic reasons. The first is because in our opinion they just look better than the big rectangles or 2 joined curved lines. The second is it focuses your attention on the "Sweet Spot" of the note which is dead center. And Third because the octagonal shape allows us to cut 9 notes into the drum while still allowing a large space between the notes which helps to reduce harmonic distortion and interference with the other notes.


     Spacing:  The spacing of the notes is important. If you have a lot of notes jammed in very close to each other when you strike one note it will partially activate the notes next to it, which causes a certain amount of harmonic distortion and interference. Our unique octagonal shape allows us to fit in 9 notes while still allowing plenty of space between them.


     Layout (patent pending):  Although we do some Special 'Made To Order" scales we set up the layout of our VibeDrum to accommodate the Pentatonic Scale. Our notes are laid out so that the same two notes are next to each other in two different octaves. For example if one of the large "tongues" is an E in the third octave then the small "tongue" adjacent to it is an E in the fourth octave. Thus our VibeDrums have the cleanest, easiest and most logical note layouts.



Payment Methods

We accept Paypal, Bank Transfers and Credit Cards via a Paypal Invoice

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Natural Unpainted Stainless Steel

18 Note Double VibeDrum Scales

You can choose 2 different scales. Side 1 can be tuned from F-Minor down to E-Minor and Side 2 from D-Minor down to D-Major. All scales are available in a 440 Hz or 432 Hz tunings and you can mix 440 on one side and 432 on the other

Side 1

1

2

3

4

Mitte

6

7

8

9

F-Minor

F3

G#3

A#3

C4

D#4

F4

G#4

A#4

C5

F-Major

F3

G3

A3

C4

D4

F4

G4

A4

C5

F-Akebono

F3

G3

G#3

C4

C#4

F4

G4

G#4

C5

E-Minor

E3

G3

A3

B3

D4

E4

G4

A4

B4

Side 2

E3

F#3

G#3

B3

C#4

E4

F#4

G#4

B4

D-Minor

D3

F3

G3

A3

C4

D4

F4

G4

A4

C-Major in D

D3

E3

G3

A3

C4

D4

E4

G4

A4

D-Pygmy

D3

E3

F3

A3

C4

D4

E4

F4

A4

D-Major

D3

E3

F#3

A3

B3

D4

E4

F#4

A4

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