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Mini-VibeDrum - 8 Notes



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9.75” Mini-Vibedrum -  Made with 13 Gauge Stainless Steel


   Available in our Stardust Color or Earth Color or Natural Stainless Steel

   Prices: Stardust or Earth  -  $214.00 / Natural  -  $189.00

   Includes: Mallets, Liner Bag, Travel Bag and Free Shipping to all 50 States

Easy to play with hands or mallets for beginners and profi’s alike. Our drums will enchant you with their sound / a steel tongue drum that does not have that "Steel Tank" ring to it.

Perfect for playing music, meditation, healing and massage.


Great for those on the go. Our unique super slim design and lightweight make this the most portable of all Steel Tongue Drums of this size. Fits easily into a handbag, knapsack or rucksack. You can take it virtually anywhere. Perfect for travelling, hiking and all activities and due to our 13 gauge Stainless Steel there is no stress if the drum is exposed to the elements and the sound purity and quality of the drum  is second to none. So yes with a Mini-Vibe Stainless Steel Tongue Drum from Vibedrums you CAN have your cake and eat it too.

The drum is being used extensively in the USA, Switzerland and other parts of Europe in Psychology, Massage Therapy, Sound Therapy, Music Therapy, Anxiety and Stress reduction and Energy Healing in addition to its music making abilities.


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


For the more creative we have an natural unpainted 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.


Scales in 440 or 432 hz from High to Low:


Our recommendation for playing music along with other instruments is  440 Hz. For Massage, Healing, meditation and such  432 Hz.


“Cosmic Scale” Notes: F3 (Bass)/ A4 / B4 / C#5 / C4 (Mid-Range) / E4 / F4 / G4  This is a good scale for those of you who love the high notes  -  Light and Airy.


“Desert Scale” Notes: E3 (Bass)/ G4 / B4 / C5 / B3 (Mid-Range) / E4 / F4 / F#4   This scale reminds us of the Arizona Desert at night with the wind through the stones and trees, the coyotes howling in the moon and other sounds of the night.


“Freya Scale” Notes: E3 (Bass)/ G4 / A4 / B4 / B3 (Mid-Range) / D4 / E4 / F4   This scale is a very well balanced scale that is lower than our Cosmic or Desert scale for those who love lower tones this is a very Earthy scale.


“Galaxy Scale” Notes: D3 (Bass)/ E4 / F4 / G4 / A3 (Mid-Range) / B3 / C4 / D4   This scale is the  lowest possible scale we can get out of this size drum and still have it sound great the notes are low and deep. A great scale for deep meditation.  


Mini-VibeDrum Highlights:

 

*8 Notes - 1 Bass / 1 Mid-range and 6 High Notes


*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 quality 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, meditation as well as Therapeutic Treatments.


Lightweight, for ease in transportation, without loss of sound.


9.75” Mini - only 4 Lbs (1.8 Kilos)


Super Slim Design so it will fit into your knapsack or rucksack.


Specs:  2.75 inches total height by 9.75 inch diameter  (7 cm x 25.4cm)


Octagonal notes to maximise the "sweet spot"



Mini-VibeDrum - Extreme Details


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 (volatile 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 and 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  This is why I have chosen to use AISI certified High Grade Stainless Steel  In addition instead of using the less expensive thin 14 gauge steel I use the thicker 13 gauge which increases resonance and  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 so it is more environmentally friendly.


 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 scratch resistance 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 8 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 8 notes while still allowing plenty of space horizontally and vertically between them


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 8 Note Mini-VibeDrum - High to Low



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Cosmic

F3

A4

B4

C#5

C4

E4

F4

G4

Desert

E3

G4

B4

C5

B3

E4

F4

F#4

Freya

E3

G4

A4

B4

B3

D4

E4

F4

Galaxy

D3

E4

F4

G4

A3

B3

C4

D4

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Freya Scale

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Cosmic Scale

Desert Scale

Galaxy Scale