VibeDrums from Arizona: Feel the Good Vibes

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Single VibeDrum


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

Videos

Please note that these were recorded with a camcorder not in a professional studio.


More Videos

www.youtube.com/Vibedrums


Single VibeDrum Highlights:

 

*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, healing, meditation as well as vibrational massage, Music and Sound Therapy


Lightweight, for ease in transportation, without loss of sound- only 5.6 Lbs (2,5 Kilos)


Slim Design so it will fit into your knapsack or rucksack  -   4 1/2 inches total height by 11 1/2 inch diameter  (11 cm x 28.5cm)


9 tuned notes in a variety of scales with the most logical and friendly note layout


Octagonal notes to maximise the "sweet spot"


No Large Centre Hole on the bottom side so it forms a perfect parabolic dish


Available in these Pentatonic Scales in 440 or 432 Hz:


F-Minor, F-Akebono, F-Major, E-Minor, E-Akebono, E-Major,

D-Minor, C-Major in D, D-Pygmy, D-Major


We also do custom scales upon request.


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.


Standard Package includes the Vibedrum, Double Ended Mallets, A Soft Fleece Liner Bag, A Heavy Duty Travel Bag, Instructional Videos 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 in Stardust, Elemental Earth or Copper Sun.


For the more creative we have a natural 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.

 










VibeDrum Pentatonic Scales

The following is our list of scales and notes that are available in 440 Hz or 432 Hz tunings. We also do Custom scales such as Integral and more

Click To Listen To The Scales

Stardust in the Sun

Prices in Pounds


Stainless Steel

OPTION

Painted

Natural

Standard

327

300

Basic

304

277




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

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Elemental Earth

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Prices

Option


Basic

Stand

Stainless Painted

304

327

Stainless Natural

277

300


General Information


This unique instrument with a melodious tone will inspire beginners as well as professionals. The Single VibeDrum provides one playable head with 9 tuned notes. 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 Drum, yet offers a more portable and user-friendly instrument.


Created using nine-notes, the VibeDrum 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 VibeDrum the easiest and cleanest steel tongue drum available. It can be used for playing anything from a tune to soft meditational tones. Therapists also use it for Sound Therapy and Vibrational Massages. In fact we are the inventor of the "VibeDrum Massage" and the  CD that comes with the drum includes a 3 part video on how to give a one



Single VibeDrum - Extreme Details


Now that you know the highlights of the drum lets look at it in closer detail.


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 Medical Grade Stainless Steel for my Stainless 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 increases the 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.



The Bottom Shell


Another reason for the smooth bottom is that it allows the drum to be effectively used for therapeutic treatments and massage as the shape serves as a focal point for the vibrations that pass into the body. Thus when you put the VibeDrum on your lap and play it not only will you Hear it but you will also Feel it



Payment Methods

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

Natural Stainless

Scales

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

E-Major

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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Copper Sun

About the Single

E-Minor 440 Hz

D-Minor 432 Hz

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Note Layout

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