Making the dimples of the Pantam – #2

a Pantam shell and a hammer

In the last chapter we talked about choosing the kind of steel and drawing the notes. So we already drew our notes and placed them on the shell. Now it’s time to for us to take the Pantam shells and make some dimples!I would suggest for the beginning to use PVC pipes. You can stick […]

The process of building a Pantam – #1

Tolls to build a Pantam

How it all begins? After many years of designing & building Yishama Pantams, we are happy to start this series of posts. In which, we will share the process with you. We hope that maybe one day you could build your own Pantam using the most basic tools. So let’s get a taste of the […]

The Handpan / Hang history

Yishama Pantam - C#\D\E Minor 12

Today we can find several names which define the same instrument – ‘Hang’, ‘Handpan’, ‘Pantam’, ‘Hang drum’ and many others. In this article we will take a look at the history of these names and the actual physical and sound differences between them. The Hang drum – Switzerland, 1999 In 1999, the Swiss percussionist Reto […]

Taking care of your pantam

Finishing to create an Yishama pantam

Taking care of your Pantam is very important, here are the guide lines for a proper care of your instrument.