Tuning services & pairing
Do you own a handpan, steel drum or any other metal-based instrument that is out of tune ? Did you damage your instrument or your best friend has a heavy hand ? Did you get one of those imported low-cost handpans and it’s too expensive to return for tuning ? Well there is a good chance we can fix it or make it sound better.
ALWAYS contact the maker of your instrument and ask them first before trying to re-tune it! Most makers will void your warranty if you tamper with the tuning.
“I was away fishing until yesterday and what a surprise to get home and pan here early. It looks and sounds wonderful !!!!!!! Thank you so much !!” Cat (retune first gen BaliSteel drum)
If you own one of our instruments, make sure to ask for your free re-tuning ! Otherwise, contact us so we can discuss the repair / re-tuning cost for your instrument. Take good note that not all materials can keep their ‘original’ tones. It’s natural for the tensions in the steel to dissipate and since most re-tunes are done out of the tuning ring, it’s very likely the notes will have a weaker sound level. This is particularly true for blue nitrided instrument, they have a steel tone to them that becomes more audible.
Many musicians would like to play several handpans at once, pairing the tuning becomes very important. Thus sending your instruments over for me to ajust the tuning so that the overall harmonic resonances match is also something JF-Risingsun can offer.