I have purchased a used set of seconds. They are currently painted "silver" all round. Paint is chipped and in generally poor condition. Is it okay to strip (chemical), prime and re-paint with rattle can Rustoleum "sliver? I know the pans need to be tuned and thought I would refinish before tuning. Any thoughts or ideas? 

Views: 108

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I have stripped off paint and i have also stripped off thermal tape using a heat gun.  but i only did this on the skirt.. not the bowl.  

I removed all of the paint from the skirts and bowls of the double second pans. The skirts are chromed and the bowls were chromed at one time. An interesting thing though, on the skirt was an engraving "Exodus 7A" on the left pan and "Exodus 7B" on the right pan. So, are these pans that were once part of the Trini Exodus Band? 

Plan to polish the skirt chrome and then repaint the bowls with automotive primer and then bright silver Rustoleum rattle can. The pans are sort of in tune, but will need a good tuning after I finish polishing and painting. 

On the Low C tenor I purchased I removed the paint. The pan was chromed, but pitted, but NO rust. I may polish the chrome as best I can, perhaps down to the nickle plate. On the side of the skirt was a serial number that starts with a 4. Could this be a Panyard Pan? 


Reply to Discussion


Blog Posts

seeking backtracks and sheet music

I play double tenor and am looking to buy quality backtracks with corresponding sheet music to add  to my repertoire. I'm a strict reader and weak with improv.  Brad Shores has been a Big help and I have all 9 of his books.  Any other suggestions for expanding my repertoire?  Thanks! 

Posted by Mary Elizabeth Eilerman on August 12, 2020 at 6:15pm — 2 Comments

Pan tunes 9 pics

Posted by brad shores on May 15, 2019 at 7:11am — 3 Comments

Pan Kat

Alternate Mode Pan KAT

Up for auction is a Pan KAT Midi Steel Drum that I used to play reggae tunes.  I have had the Pan KAT for 10 + years but really only used it for about a year to play solo steel drum and some Jimmy Buffett tunes for friends (I am a guitar player).  The original unit cost about $1,800 without the case and I am offering it up for $825 plus shipping.  I used an older Roland MIDI sampler (not included) for the steel drum sounds but IndigiSounds (YouTube link…


Posted by brad shores on January 30, 2019 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Advanced pan technique

So there are lots of books and videos on how to play pan - all the ones I've seen are for beginners. Anybody know of Advanced technique books? I see LiamTteague does a beginner book- I would love for him to do one for more advanced players.

Posted by Eric Rollnick on November 29, 2018 at 2:09pm — 5 Comments



  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by brad shores.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service