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Vista Pans

Wonder what everyone's take is on Vista Pans I have a low  C lead high gloss chrome I can pickup for $500

Started by Fred K Jones

2 Jan 13
Reply by david L irvine


We seem to be missing a major conversation topic.  I recently purchased an iPad and am extremely happy with the ForScore application!  The…

Started by Aaron Abrahamson Cote

4 Jun 26, 2020
Reply by Aaron Abrahamson Cote


Hi everyone! A real newbie to the steel pan, got my c lead from vistapan 3 weeks ago and have mastered under the sea ( although I do hit a…

Started by Kelly Feria

2 Feb 22, 2020
Reply by Mike Cook

Steel Pan App

Hi all just wanted to share with you an app which one of my players created for our bands. I have 2 Junior, 2 senior and 10 adult bands, in…

Started by Nicky Fairey

1 Jan 24, 2020
Reply by brad shores

FOR SALE F# double seconds

For Sale F# double seconds - Vista Pans with chrome tripod adjustable stands and soft side travel cases $1200  - in Central Coast Californi…

Started by Jeffrey Brown

0 Dec 18, 2019

Playing with Four Mallets on Lead

My teachers plays with four mallets on his double tenor and I was wondering if any one has/is playing using four mallets on the lead pan. H…

Started by Chris Garner

4 Dec 2, 2019
Reply by Chris Garner

what do you play and who made it?

i play a lead made my david beery... it is a d pan and i have several others.  i have one made by UTP which made pans under the direction o…

Started by brad shores

19 Dec 2, 2019
Reply by Chris Garner

Pics from the 2019 Kansas Steel Pan Workshop

Started by brad shores

0 Jun 23, 2019

Repaint used pans?

I have purchased a used set of seconds. They are currently painted "silver" all round. Paint is chipped and in generally poor condition. Is…

Started by Jeffrey Brown

2 Jan 9, 2019
Reply by Jeffrey Brown

Low D Mannette Steel Pan for sale

I am selling my low D Mannette steel pan for $1600 which includes a soft case.  A stand for $75 extra.  Price does not include shipping.   …

Started by brad shores

0 Jul 2, 2018


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Tuning in Germany / Europe

Hello everyone, 

yesterday my pan was retuned. in 1.5 hours it sounds very nice again.

Mr. Eckhard Schulz and Martin Speck explained a lot to me about the Pan that I had acquired. Very interesting.

Here is the address if someone wants a tuning in Europe or a new Pan Made in Germany.

E.C.S. Steel drums Eckhard Schulz / Martin Speck

Güntherstrasse 69…

Posted by Michael Appel on February 25, 2021 at 4:00am

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



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