HAPI Drum Slim Tuneable – Over 24 different scales possible in one HAPI Drum!
for the musician who wants to change scales for different compositions,
or for the casual drummer who wants to experiment with different scales.
- Comes with an illustrated instruction booklet and 24 different scales to get you started!
- Tune your drum to a huge range of Pentatonic Scales in C, B, Bb, A.
- Try out Minor, Akebono, Pygmy, Egyptian, Blues, Major, Melog and more!
- Play with your hands, or with the provided mallets for great sound.
- Instead of purchasing many drums in different tunings, you can get one that will play in over 24!
- The highest note possible is E in the 5th octave, the lowest note possible is A in the 3rd octave.
- Comes with the standard 440 hz tuning. It can also be tuned to 432 hz tuning.
don’t even need a tuner. The booklet comes with a link to a free online
tuner you can use with your computer. Or, if you prefer Mobile Apps for
your phone or tablet there are many free ones, or very inexpensive ones
iStroboSoft) available for all devices. Just make sure it is a “Chromatic” tuner and
not just a “Guitar” tuner. While this drum covers four notes, the C scale is limited with only Major and Akebono as options. B, Bb, A all scale options (Minor, Akebono, Pygmy, Egyptian, Blues, Major, Melog) are possible.
How do I do it? It’s
simple! Just reach inside your drum and slide the magnetic weight from
the “hinge” or base of the note toward the tip. The further you go the
lower it will make the pitch. Adjustable
tuning is accomplished by adding or removing weight to the metal
tongues. The tongue is cut away on three sides leaving the forth side
attached to the drum body. This attached fourth side acts as a stiff
“hinge” at the base of the tongue letting it vibrate to create a tone
that can be heard when struck. For weights, we use very powerful magnets
that can be slid along the underside of the tongue. Moving the weight
adjusts the pitch of the tone. With no weight added, (the magnets are
below the base of the tongue) your drum is now tuned to the highest
scale it is designed for, C Major. Sliding weighted magnets down the
tongues lowers the pitch or frequency that it rings at. Many different
lower scales are possible depending on how you adjust the weights on the
Weights: The weights never
need to be removed from the drum. Each tongue on the drum has been
tested and matched with an ideal weight. They are selected based on
range of notes required and best sound quality. They are pre-placed into
the drum so you can start playing in C Major right away!
About the HAPI Slim Drum:
Our HAPI Slim Drum has a sleek design and can be carried with one hand.
It has a powerful and full bodied sound. Our eight note tongue layout
adds harmonic tones to each note when played. The bottom port lets the
sound out to fill the room. Isolating rubber feet located on the bottom
of the drum allow it to be set on any surface for play.
Dimensions: 12" (30.48 cm) wide by 6" (15.24 cm) high. Weighs 7 lbs (3.18 kg)
- HAPI Slim Tuneable Drum with weighted magnets (installed)
- Pair of HAPI Drum mallets
- Instruction booklet
isolating rubber feet (installed) for playing on any surface!
- Travel Bag
- Buyer agrees to the following terms, Rhythm Earth (Owner, HAPI Drum)
neither assumes nor accepts any liability for damage / injury resulting
from the handling or use / misuse of this product.
- I am a classically trained tabla player and multi percussionist and I
ordered the HAPI drum after seeing videos of it on youtube and being
enamored by the full bodied tone and pure round sound of it, much more
than the HANG, which never appealed to me... but the key selling point
for me was that it is tuneable to match almost any composition under the
sun... I must say, this is a hand percussionist's dream, a beautiful,
blissful sound which is easily tuneable and solidly built, looks good
and classy, and the more im playing it and rehearsing with it and
incorporating it in my percussive music, the more i realize the bang im
getting for my buck... the bag is awesome too, and the mallets are great
in creating the transient-less tone that is still staccato if need
be... All in all, AMAZING!!! Thanks HAPI drum, what marvelous
- I'm very happy with the C major Hapi tuneable drum that I recently
purchased from you.I have found it easy to tune and have so far tuned it
to A minor and A akebono as well as the original C. I'm not a musician
though have learned piano and guitar as a younger person. With this drum
I can make some very relaxing and celestial sounds and even a few
simple tunes which sound very nice to myself and my partner. Many thanks
- I love it.