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Buying a metal musical instrument is a decision that requires time, patience, and a good understanding of the different instruments available. Whether you're looking for a handpan, tongue drum, or steel drum, there are several options available today to find the right instrument: buying directly from the manufacturer, visiting a music store, ordering from an online marketplace, or purchasing a used instrument from an individual.

Regardless of your preference, it's important to gather information beforehand to ensure you acquire the right instrument that meets your needs. Metal Sounds offers a list of specialized dealers to help you find the ideal handpan or tongue drum.

In this section, we will explain how to choose the right instrument and the various purchasing options available.

Where to buy a good handpan

The first thing to do when you want to buy a handpan is to gather the necessary information beforehand. Learn to appreciate the quality and condition of the handpan for sale by asking questions, requesting photos if necessary, or even better, trying it out. Also, look at verified reviews from other buyers on manufacturers' websites. Consult specialized forums and dedicated Facebook groups for handpans. And most importantly, don't hesitate to contact the seller directly before making a purchase. Inquire about the return policy for the handpan if you're not satisfied (note that French law grants a 14-day withdrawal period) and the instrument's warranties.

Buying a used handpan can also be a financially beneficial option. This can be a great solution if you know exactly what you're looking for and are patient. Once again, be cautious and don't hesitate to seek advice from people who have already purchased their instruments in the second-hand market.

There are several ways to buy a handpan that can meet different needs and budgets. From buying directly from the manufacturer to visiting a music store, or using marketplaces (be cautious) and general or specialized websites, each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Follow the guide...

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Where to buy a good steel tongue drum

If you're looking for an affordable tongue drum and have an adventurous spirit, you can find interesting deals from individuals on websites such as eBay or Leboncoin. But be careful! Traps are not uncommon, and it can be challenging to make the right choice. Naturally, be wary of overly enticing advertisements, as they may conceal low-quality instruments or ones that do not meet your desired criteria.

In any case, this type of purchase requires caution, and you should ask for detailed photos or a video, information about the scale, the exact pitch, and if possible, try to meet the seller to test the instrument before buying. Don't hesitate to ask any questions that come to mind regarding its history, tuning, playing possibilities, etc. And most importantly, pay attention to the website used for the transaction (PayPal & co) before making any payment.

If you prefer to buy a new instrument, there are numerous specialized stores or websites, including those of tongue drum manufacturers themselves (often the best option) or general music stores. In recent years, Chinese-made steel tongue drums have flooded the European and American markets. Without guidance, it becomes difficult to navigate through the maze of brands and models offered and make the right choice amidst a highly diverse range of options.

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Where to buy a good steeldrum

To buy a steel drum, you can approach independent manufacturers or artisans, specialized companies, or professional retailers.

It is also possible to search for a steel drum from individuals or music schools.

In any case, make sure to carefully check the purchasing conditions and consider shipping fees, taxes, and any potential need for re-tuning. If you order and have your steel drum delivered by a carrier, ensure that your instrument is well protected to avoid any unpleasant surprises during transportation.

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Map of Metal Sounds Instrument Dealers

Our instruments are designed to offer a wide variety of vibrating sounds. These tools are used in various sound therapy practices, as well as for concerts, recording studios, and of course, personal use. Metal Sounds manufactures a wide variety of Spacedrum handpans in France, with models offering different diameters, materials, numbers of notes, tonalities, and designs. Our steel tongue drums are made of stainless steel and all feature high-quality sound characteristics and a unique design in the world.

These intuitive instruments provide musicians with an incredible sonic exploration thanks to their subtle playability and the enhancement of the natural sounds produced by the noble materials used in their production. Some Metal Sounds brand resellers offer a wide range of instruments with various handpan and steel tongue drum models and ranges, while others present a selection from our catalog.

As for steeldrums, they are directly imported from Trinidad and Tobago, their place of origin. They are not available through our partner resellers, so please contact us if you have any questions or specific needs.

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