Triple cello (C)
A 'triple cello' of painted 23" steel pans supplied with 2 rubber tipped mallets, a solid adjustable and collapsible chrome stand on wheels, and a stand bag. The stand is designed to bring the playing area of the 3 individual pans as close together as possible making it easier to play faster music.
Each surface features a 7-note diminished arpeggio, and the pans are tuned a semi-tone apart, giving a combined chromatic range of C3-G#4. Panyard's mastery of the physics and geometry of steel pans means these instruments have the optimum layout and timbral consistency.
For cello pan cases see see PP9255
Steel pans are relatively young instruments that have become phenomenally popular in recent years, particularly with school music departments and events organisers. They originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s and are traditionally recycled from 55 gallon chemical containers.
Often incorrectly referred to as steel drums
, the whole instruments vibrate to make their characteristic Caribbean sound which means they are properly classified as 'idiophones', the same family as cymbals.Panyard
have been manufacturing exceptional instruments since 1990 and the Percussion Plus mid-range Import Series
contains the best quality affordable pans in the world.
Constructed in Trinidad from specially made steel, they are then shipped to Ohio in the USA where each pan is precisely tuned and finished by experienced specialists.