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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

Playing a Double VibeDrum with hands and mallets


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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.


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


*Stainless Steel: We use Surgical/Medical Grade Stainless steel that conforms to AISI specifications


*Protected Carbon Steel: We use AISI High Grade Steel that is 100% zinc plated inside and out to protect the drum from the elements.


*Painting:    The Vibedrum 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.


*Resonance:    The Parabolic resonance Chamber combined with our high quality 13 gauge steel creates a drum where the notes resonate for 8 to 10 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


Hexagonal notes to maximise the "sweet spot"


Available in these Pentatonic Scales:


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


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


We also do custom scales such as 432 Hz, akebono, integral, pygmy and more upon request


If you are not sure about the scales we recommend an F-Major on side one with a D-Minor on side two so that you have a Major and Minor Scale and a high scale that is not too high coupled with a low scale that is not too low. It is our most popular scale set. We can also do a 440 Hz on one side and a 432 Hz on the other.


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, Double Ended Mallets, A Soft Fleece Liner Bag, A Heavy Duty Travel Bag, Drum Cushion, An Instructional CD and Free Shipping to all EU States, the UK and Switzerland.


Drum Material: We can make your drum with High Quality Zinc Plated AISI Certified Steel or with Surgical Grade Stainless Steel. We use 13 gauge for the playing head which is a bit thicker than the standard 14 gauge used in most all other drums. The thicker steel improves resonance as well as durability.


Colors:  We offer a painted version using a very special and exotic environmentally friendly Powder coat paint in Stardust, Illusion Red Sparkle or Tropical Sparkle.


We have an “Electropolished” unpainted version for our stainless steel drum that has a high shine


For the more creative we have an unpainted version of our Zinc Plated 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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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.

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

E-Minor

E3

G3

A3

B3

D4

E4

G4

A4

B4

SIDE 2










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-Major

D3

E3

F#3

A3

B3

D4

E4

F#4

A4

Stardust in Shadow

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Our new EARTH Color

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

Click on the picture for a short Video on the Tropical Sparkle Color

Click on the picture for a short Video on Unpainted yet Zinc Plated color option

Prices in Euro




 Zinc Plated Steel

Stainless Steel

OPTION

Painted

Unpainted

Painted

Polished

Premium

460

430

485

475

Basic

435

405

460

450






Prices

Option


Basic

Prem

Steel Painted

435

460

Steel Unpainted

405

430

Stainless Painted

460

485

Stainless Polished

450

475

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Standard Package Includes

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Note Layout

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We also do Custom scales such as 432 Hz, Integral, Akebono, Pygmy and more.

Click To Listen To The Scales


General Information

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.



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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.


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 Steel for my Carbon Steel Vibedrums and 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 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 Plating


I decided that the best way to protect the drum from the elements was to plate them. I found that the powder-coat covers the outside of the drum and most of the inside but on closer inspection the powder didn’t seem to get into the crevices, primarily where the two shells are joined.


So, I decided to have the drum fully immersed in a Zinc bath to completely protect them inside and out This means that on a painted drum the outside has 3 layers of protection; the Zinc Plating, The Powder base Coat and the Powder Top Coat. The same holds true for the inside except for the places that the powder did not reach.


The Unfinished VibeDrum is plated just not painted, which allows you to paint it in any fashion and color you want.


The Notes


     Shape:  We chose a hexagonal 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 hexagonal 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 hexagonal 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.



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