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AM Drum - custom made - ANY SIMPLE DESIGN - steel tongue hang drum

220.00 - On Sale

AM Drum - SIMPLE DESIGN - custom-made steel tongue drum
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This price allows you to have a special stencil [small and simple] in the centre of your drum.

CHOOSE ANY DESIGN OF YOUR OWN CHOICE - SOMETHING UNIQUE

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This listing is for an AM Drum (melodic steel tongue drum) painted in a colour of your choice, with a special stencil in the centre of your drum. It can only be small and simple - so we need to approve it and we may adapt your idea to fit.

This drum will be custom-made and personalised, specially for you.

Photos are for ideas only. These examples show the size and level of detail possible for this price.

For the background, different colours can be blended together, in an abstract manner. Usually we do swirly patterns in the paint around the edges, where different colours blend together. If you want it TOTALLY PLAIN, that's also an option. Just ask - our wish is your command.

You can add a note to your order if you want to give specific instructions.

For a larger, more detailed/complicated stencil/design, please see our other listings or send us a message. We're very flexible and are happy to meet your needs.

CHOOSING YOUR BACKGROUND PAINT COLOUR[S]
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Choose one or two dominant paint colours (to match our usual style here):
http://www.amsteeltonguedrums.com/home/photos

You can also add a gold or silver metallic 'shimmer' if you wish.

Any colours of the rainbow are possible, in different shades - wine red; bright red; orange; peach; cream; yellow; ochre; terracotta; dark green; light green; lime green; turquoise/aqua; light blue; royal blue; indigo/navy; purple; lilac; pale pink; cerise pink; gold; silver; bronze; black; light grey; charcoal grey... etc

Usually the bottom of the drum is black, which blends into the other colours around the side/edges. But this is flexible - you can have the bottom a different colour if you wish.

You can also choose between GLOSS or SILK finish. Silk is less glossy, but still has a little shine. Matt is not available.

There are photo examples of designs on our website, but for a more updated view of of our work, please connect with us on Facebook [link at bottom of page].

All photos are impressions only. If you want us to copy a particular photo, please send that photo to us by email, so we know exactly which one it is. If it's shown in this listing, then just tell us which one. We would then try to copy it as exactly as we can, but every drum is unique and there is always a little variation as everything is done by hand.

CHOOSING YOUR STENCIL DESIGN
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This can be something totally original, however we can also make suggestions if you are not sure.

It will only be in the centre of the drum, so it will be fairly small. It will be simple and not very detailed.

CHOOSING YOUR MUSICAL SCALE AND FREQUENCY
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You can choose any musical scale. To help you choose, listen to samples of our drums here:

www.youtube.com/user/AMRDRUMS

Each scale is also available in various frequencies. If you're not sure, just ask us to recommend one.

A brief summary;

440hz - This is the standard, concert frequency. Good for musicians or if you want to play along with other people or other
instruments.

432hz - The frequency for healing, meditation, relaxation, personal awakening.

444hz - This is derived from the frequency of C= 528hz, which some believe to be the ''universal love frequency''.

Our personal preference is 432hz, as we find it to have a subtly warmer, more loving vibration.

You can also choose to have your drum 'tunable' - i.e. each note is easily adjusted to different notes and frequencies, giving you full flexibility and an infinite number of scales. It's very easy and we can give you advice and support on this, including after the sale.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
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This AM Drum comes with:

- A complementary pair of rubber-tipped drumsticks
- An information sheet showing the tuning / notes on the drum (in English or French)
- A free bag is included (this is a simple, hessian, draw-string bag. It is not padded)

A wooden stand is not included, but can be added at check-out.

TIMESCALE
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N.B. The usual production timescale is approx. 1 month, but sometimes there is a little flexibility - so please contact us if this is an issue for you.

DELIVERY
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We deliver all over the world. No countries are excluded [though local customs duties are your own responsibility].

For customers outside of Europe [i.e. the EU], America and Canada, the postage prices given are approximate

CAN I PLAY MY AM DRUM BY HAND?
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Yes! AM Drums can be played by hand or with rubber-tipped drum sticks (provided). Playing by hands usually takes a little practise to get the right technique (though some people get it instantly), and it is a quieter, more personal experience. When using sticks, the sound is much louder and clearer, which is great for busking, performance or making recordings.

This video shows a comparison between using your hands and using the sticks:

http://youtu.be/VMeIkmFbNEo

Here is another example of an AM Drum being played by hand, by a talented percussionist at a festival (bear with it, it starts slowly):

http://youtu.be/Oc0QMgXzxdo

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT AM DRUMS
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AM Drums are steel tongue drums, otherwise known as hank / tank / slit drums or sometimes handpans. They are an alternative to the Hang, that well-known Swiss steel instrument (that used to cost around 1200 euros, but which is no longer available), but they are not the same. AM Drums are a much more affordable and accessible alternative, yet still have a similar sound and can be used for busking, recordings etc etc.

Ma Rustic has been making steel tongue AM Drums for many years and has perfected the art, so that tuning, form and paintwork are all of the finest quality.

GOOD VIBRATIONS
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AM Drums are hand-made and hand finished with loving care, specially for you. Every one is unique. The good vibrations we put into our drums makes them instruments for sending out positive and peaceful energy.

AM Drums have a warm, harmonious sound which resonates with vibrations in the human body, so they can help you to find an inner balance and strength. This is our inspiration for making them and we hope to spread love as far and wide as possible through our instruments.

They are very easy to play and encourage you to find your creativity. No musical experience or skill is needed.

AM Drums can be used for therapeutic, healing / Reiki and holistic purposes - including meditation and personal awakening - as well as to accompany other instruments, such as string instruments and other kinds of percussion instruments.

Playing the AM Drum can be a deeply uplifting, spiritual experience. We invite you to try them out and find your own tune :-)

We offer personal service and attention - so please feel free to message us to ask questions and discuss your options.

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DISCLAIMER
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AM Drums are made from recycled steel. The shape may have some indentations in it which originate from it's original form. This is just part of your AM Drum's character. It is purely cosmetic and does not affect the quality or tuning of the instrument in
any way. Photographs are for impression only.

If you have chosen from a photograph, we strive to make your drum as similar as possible to the photo, and the best possible.

Each one is custom made so it is unique, and there may be some slight variation.

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CONTACT
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Email us with your choices (acousticmage@gmail.com) and we will make it to order just for you.

LINKS
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To hear samples of our drums, go to:

www.youtube.com/user/AMRDRUMS

Our main website for full, detailed information [there is also a link to a French version]:

www.amsteeltonguedrums.com

Connect with us on FACEBOOK:

Like our 'AM DRUMS' page:
https://www.facebook.com/amsteeltonguedrums

Make friends with MA RUSTIC:
https://www.facebook.com/ma.rustic