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Pantheon Steel HALO drum "Saudade" scale (C) F G B C D Eb G Exotic. Carry Case See original listing
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Fantastic condition. Plays beautifully. Original owner.

Jan 07, 2013 10:55:30 PST
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US $4,527.77
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Item location:
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States


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Last updated on  Jan 03, 2013 11:03:28 PST  View all revisions

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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Fantastic condition. Plays beautifully. Original owner.

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United States

A rare and difficult to get HALO steel Pan drum made by Pantheon Steel of Missouri, USA. One of the best successors inspired by the Swiss Pan creation which I'm not allowed to name here. The scale of this HALO is Saudade. Named after the wistful melancholy at the heart of Portuguese fado music, because it also contains a unique mix of defiance, joy, loss, and ultimately peace. Unexpected and lovely.
the notes are lowest to high: (C) F G B C D Eb G

You will love the exotic, ethereal sounds of this drum and the versatility of the scale. I've released two commercial CD's with this instrument paired with drums, vocals, guitar, percussion, flutes etc. I am sorry to sell it but I need to fund some new music and have decided, reluctantly, to let this amazing instrument go. People are mesmerized and awed when I've played this in concert or while Busking. I am the original owner of this HALO and have cared for it with all my heart. I will include the Pantheon Steel soft carry case. I play this drum on a snare stand often with great success. 

Shipping will be $60 in the US and $80 abroad. No returns on this item as I need to sell it and it is exactly as decribed. Thank you and happy bidding. 

You can hear this drum at youtube.com/watch?v=rhARnaT0NMI&fmt=22  

Here is a clip of this exact HALO in action:  youtube.com/watch?v=xF8mHlrV5Mc
About the HALO from the Pantheon Steel Website:
About the Halo

Thank you very much for your interest in the Halo, the first handpan made in the United States.

We are proud to say that Halos are being made, and being played around the world, as you read this.

The Halo is Pantheon Steel's addition to a new twenty-first century family of instruments and sound sculpture descended from the steel pan. It is a resonant steel instrument played by hand in the lap; it is designed to engage the body and mind of the player in a new way. Rich in timbre and very expressive, and with no "wrong" notes to play, the Halo is made for free improvisation and meditative exploration. There as many styles of Halo play as there are players.

While unique in its specifics, the Halo was inspired by a revolutionary and evolutionary twenty-first century sound sculpture invented in Switzerland which may be familiar to many of our customers. We originally used this space to express personal gratitude to that sculpture's creators, but they asked that we not mention it by name. Out of respect to their wishes, we have removed those remarks and other references throughout our website, but our gratitude remains the same.

For over two years we worked to develop a contribution to this new art form, which we call a "handpan." We hope to demonstrate respect for the original's creators by not making a copy of their unique sculpture. Instead, we developed our own custom processes and materials in pursuit of a creation with a new voice. We feel we realized that vision in the Halo, an instrument with a soulful and rich timbre of its own, one capable of a powerful sonic experience.  

The first generation Halo, now dubbed the Halo Genesis, shipped over the last two years  shipping is larger and heavier than the sculpture that inspired its creation, allowing it to have a lower voice, a baritone to the original's tenors and altos. The warmth and projection of this lowered register creates a brand new tonal and physical experience for players. Please visit our Scales page for sample recordings of our out batch one, and currently available batch two, tunings to see what we mean.

On Jan-03-13 at 11:03:28 PST, seller added the following information:

Here is this actual HALO in a video.


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