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Relics Series – Etched

$450.00

The Relics Series comes in etched and un-etched variations, and has been constructed for strong bass and easy access to ascending and descending melody combinations.  Because of their design, not all of our scales are available for this instrument, but a table of what scales are available is down below the main product description.

Hear our scales.

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SKU: Rel001

Description

Each of our Steel Tongue Drums is hand-made by our staff, with the note shapes and etchings all completed with hand-tools so each instrument is a unique piece of art. The drums are fully coated (inside and outside) with a beautiful and highly resilient powder-coating so they will not rust or tarnish. The colors we have chosen are exceptional and this high-quality finish leaves them feeling smooth and creamy in the hands; they are an absolute dream to hold and play.

Our Relics series are available in a few different 10 note scale options, and come etched with geodesic runes (Or un-etched) in a wide range of colors.  They have been designed to be more similar to a Handpan or Hang Drum in how they are played, and have been constructed to bring out the bass and create more atmosphere.  Because of this the scales are lower than on our Ascension or Primordial series and are designed to be more intuitive and tactile to play (more flat-handed like a Djembe).

The Relics series has a large root note in the center, and an octave of the root right below it, which gives a strong bass boost when struck simultaneously.  There are ascending and descending aspects of the scale going up and down either side which makes accessing melody lines very intuitive.  Because of their construction, they can’t be offered with all scales, but the scales we can put on them sound amazing.  If you are looking for higher scales, please consider browsing through our Ascension or Primordial series, as these will be more .

Please select from Drum Type, Scale, Key, Hertz, and Color options to create your perfectly personalized percussion instrument!

Standard Features:

– Choice Of Scale(s)
– Choice Of Color(s)
– Rubber Mallets
– Instructional Booklet
– Geodesic Etch
– Red Cedar Sound Hole Plug
– Removable Rubber Feet

Optional Features:

– Tuning Magnets (For 440Hz or 432Hz tuning)
– Added Pick-up System (Please allow additional time for this option)
– Carrying Bag
– Timpani Mallets

 

*Caution* Playing your Steel Tongue Drum too hard can cause the tongues to bend, and cause the notes to dip slightly out of tune. To avoid this, we suggest using finger-tips, thumbs or soft-strikes with the mallets we provide to play your drums. It does not require a large amount of force to create a large sound from our instruments.

*Choking Hazard* Mallets, Magnets, and other small parts can provide a choking hazard. Never leave young children alone with the mallets or magnets unsupervised.

Relics Series Scales

Scale

Key

Notes

Voice

Akebono
(Minor Pentatonic)

D minor
C minor
B minor

D3, E3, F3, G3, A#3, D4, E4, F4, G4, A#4
C3, D3, D#3, F3, G#3, C4, D4, D#4, F4, G#4
B2, C#3, D3, E3, G3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, G4

Low
Low
Low

Melog
(Major Pentatonic)

C Major
B Major

C3, E3, F3, G3, A#3, C4, E4, F4, G4, A#4
B2, D#3, E3, F#3, A3, B3, D#4, E4, F#4, A4

Low
Low

Penta-Tone
(Major Pentatonic)

C Major
B Major

C3, D3, E3, G3, A3, C4, D4, E4, G4, A4
B2, C#3, D#3, F#3, G#3, B3, C#4, D#4, F#4, G#4

Low
Low

Pygmy
(Minor Pentatonic)

C minor
B minor

C3, D3, D#3, G3, A#3, C4, D4, D#4, G4, A#4
B2, C#3, D3, F#3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, F#4, A4

Low
Low

Renaissance
(Dorian Mode)

D minor
C minor
B minor

D3 G3 A3 Bb3 C4 D4 E4 F4 G4 A4
C3, F3, G3, G#3, A#3, C4, D4, D#5, F4, G4
B2, E3, F#3, G3, A3, B3, C#4, D4, E4, F#4

Low
Low
Low

Solstice
(Aeloian Mode)

F Maj
E Major

D3, F3, A3, Bb3, C4, D4, E4, F4, A4, A#4
C3, D#3, G3, A3, B3, C4, D#4, E4, G#4, A4

Low
Low

 

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 30 x 30 x 15 cm
Colour

Light Green (Top) and Dark Blue (Bottom), Light Green (Top) and Dark Green (Bottom), Red (Top) and Dark Blue (Bottom), Red (Top) and Violet (Bottom), Teal (Top) and Dark Blue (Bottom), Teal (Top) and Dark Green (Bottom)., Teal (Top) and Violet (Bottom), Violet (Top) and Dark Blue (Bottom).

Hertz

432, 440

Scale and Key

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