Low Pygmy Star Handpan, Stainless Steel with Nylon Carry Bag

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The handpan in the photos is the exact drum you will receive. This instrument is known for its ethereal, soothing and harmonious tones. Play it acoustically or add a pickup to amplify your sound.

We have a total of 4 handpan drums direct from “Star Handpan”. Star Handpan is one of the leading manufacturers of this instrument in the world with masters of the trade crafting and tuning each drum by hand.

This specific drum is tuned with a center note and eight additional notes, allowing artists to create rich, full songs either as a solo artist or as part of an ensemble.

This drum comes in the following configuration:

Material: Stainless Steel

Center Note: F3

Notes: G Ab C Eb F G Ab C

Weight: 10 lb.

Diameter: 23 in.

Height: 10.5 in.

Includes Orange Heavy Duty Nylon Backpack Bag


Stainless Steel is softer than nitrided steel to touch, which has a longer portamento, bright voice and a colder timbre. It is suitable for playing slow-rhythm orchestration with strong appeal.

Mode introduction

Pygmy mode, a traditional music from sub-Saharan central Africa, is mainly distributed in Congo, Central African Republic and Cameroon. This mode was first used by Swiss company PANArt in the Hang, the ancestor of handpan.

Traditional Pygmy music is often used in tribal rituals in Ibuga and plays a leading role in them. The "Low Pygmy" mode is a variant of the "Pygmy" mode, which is reflected in the different scales arrangement in the handpan, so that the traditional Pygmy music can be performed more softly in the handpan.

"Low Pygmy" belongs to the minor mode, which can be considered as C minor. It is a classical five-tone mode in the handpan, and is loved by many handpan performers. Its melody is a little bit melancholy and can be used in jazz and improvisational music. Because its feature is the minor mode, it can also be used in the creation of peaceful or romantic music. "Low Pygmy" inherits the gentleness and introversion of African music with the support of ethereal timbre of handpan, so it makes this mode a better thinking and healing meaning.

The video below is a representation of the Star Handpan manufacturing quality. While it is a "Star Handpan" drum in the video, it is not this exact piece.

Extra Information

X8 Drums