Recent Etsy customer Patricia M. from Florida posted this review today. She received her 9 note tongue drum yesterday: "It makes enchanting music just by touching it, no need to be a savvy musician. Great resonance. I just got it, and I am thrilled. I look forward to getting more familiar with it & share the awesome music it makes. Well made product, makes awesome music, looks beautiful, and the service from maker is outstanding."
After several years of learning how to make handpans, including an introduction to construction from a top maker, I feel I've found my own style with these instruments. I've learned that nitriding, or case hardening the steel is not necessary to make a good quality handpan. For my OMMAH pans, I use a harder steel alloy than other makers. I protect the instrument from corrosion by applying several very thin layers of lacquer specailly made for metals (rather than for wood). My latest OMMAH pan is shown below. I've never seen colors like these in a steel handpan, have you? Now imagine the quality of the tones matching the soothing appearance and you have OMMAH.
Christopher of the Wolves
At first, making these drums was more of a business idea. But then as I made my first batch of 10 drums in July of 2013, I realized I had stumbled onto making a very special musical drum.