these tank drums are all handmade by us from unused propane tanks…  we began making tank drums  in 2007 after stumbling across Dennis Havlena’s  page on how to make a propane tank hank drum (thank you Dennis !!) while researching the PANArt Hang…  our drums started off looking and sounding like most hank drums, slit drums, or steel tongue drums found on youtube and so we continued experimenting and collecting  ideas that would bring us to what is now known as a Tankdrum (our version of the “hank drum”)… the Tankdrum focuses mainly on Pentatonic, Hexatonic, and Hepatonic scales that resonate well with the tank itself and support the Tankdrums natural overtone structure and sonic nuances… the scales that we use and the arrangement of the notes on the drum maximizes the constructive interference and is critical to the ultra resonant sounds of the Tankdrum…  we also give our tanks an intense heat treatment to temper the steel allowing the rich overtones and harmonious ambience that sets the Tankdrum apart…

we can tune any model  Tankdrum to 440 or 432 hz (or any other custom  request), and most any tuning or scale is possible (besides chromatic), so if you do not find what you are looking for please contact me and we will do our best to make it happen…

to buy a Tankdrum see our “Purchase” tab above or simply click on the picture of the Tankdrum you are interested and select “Buy This Tank”… if you would like symbols on your Tankdrum please select  ”with symbols”  when checking out and let me know which set of symbols you would like… the different symbol options are also listed under the “Purchase” tab…

for more info check out our FAQ or email me (Chase@Tankdrum.com)…

the Tankdrums below are a few of our latest models…

(  The current wait time is 6-8 weeks… )

 

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