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AM Drum - custom made - SHIMMERING STEEL - steel tongue drum - hank tank handpan

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AM Drum - SHIMMERING STEEL effect - any scale - custom made

Custom made steel tongue drum, made personally for you and finished with the 'shimmering steel effect'.

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A special 30% discount has already been applied!! Limited period only...
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Shimmering shades of steely-metallic blue, ochre and purple, which change in the light and create an effect reminiscent of a sunset on a beach. To see what we mean, have a look at this video;

The video shows a drum in the shimmering steel finish, but you don't need to have the same musical scale as that one. You can have any musical scale of your choice.


For a supplement, you can have a special strencil design painted on - for this listing, only a simple stencil design [such as some kind of symbol] is possible. See drop-down menu at check-out. For more detailed designs, see other listings.


You can choose any musical scale. To help you choose, listen to samples of our drums here:

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

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.


Your drum can also be made TUNABLE, for an extra supplement. See above. Your drum would still be pre-tuned precisely to your chosen scale/frequency, but the tunable option means you can adjust each tongue/note individually, giving you much more scope for experimenting with different scales and frequencies. We provide instuctions on how to do it and we're available for guidance after you've received your drum.

If you choose a TUNABLE drum, you can have the best of all worlds. We could start the tuning at 444hz, for example, and you could adjust it yourself to 440 or 432hz if you wanted. Feel free to ask us questions if you need advice.


This AM Drum always 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.

It can also be made TUNABLE, for an extra supplement. See above.


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.


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


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:

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):

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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.


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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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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Email us with your choices ( and we will make it to order just for you.


To hear samples of our drums, go to:

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

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