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”

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About the Single

Playing a single E-Minor 440 hzwith mallets and hands


Single VibeDrum Highlights:

 

*13 Gauge Stainless Steel: On the playing head which improves resonance, tuning longevity and overall durability over the thinner 14 gauge used to make other drums of this type. You also have no worries about rust forming on the inside of the drum


*Regular Carbon Steel: We use AISI Certified High Grade Steel.


*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.


*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 vibrational massage and Sound Therapy - see vibedrummassage.com


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:


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

D-Minor, C-Major in D, 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 E-Minor in 440 Hz if you want to use the drum to play music along with other musical instruments such as Native American Flutes, Celtic Harps and Guitars. If you want to use the drum mainly for Meditation, Healing, Massage, sound Therapy and Trance then we recommend a D-Minor in 432 Hz which is considered to be more in line with your bodies natural energies.


Your Choices:


Cost Saver Basic Package includes the Vibedrum, a set of Standard Mallets and Free Shipping to all 50 States and Canada.


Standard Package includes the Vibedrum, Double Ended Mallets, A Soft Fleece Liner Bag, A Heavy Duty Travel Bag, An Instructional CD and Free Shipping to all 50 States and Canada.


Drum Material: We can make your drum with High Quality 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 and tuning longevity of the drum.


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


For the more creative we have an unpainted/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.

 










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VibeDrum Pentatonic Scales

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

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

Click To Listen To The Scales

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Prices in US Dollars - Free shipping in U.S.


Steel

Stainless Steel

OPTION

Painted

Painted

Natural

Standard

319

349

324

Basic

294

324

299





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

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Click on the picture for Enlarged Image of our Elemental Earth Color

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Note Layout

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Standard Option Includes

Payment Methods

We accept Checks, Paypal, Chase Quick Pay and Credit Cards via a Paypal Invoice

Prices

Option


Basic

Stand

Steel Painted

294

319

Stainless Painted

324

349

Stainless Natural

299

324


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


Every VibeDrum is handcrafted and made from High Grade Steel


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.


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 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



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Click on the picture for Enlarged Image of our Natural Stainless

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