Purchasing Guide

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Islander Series

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Authentic island sound in easy-to-play, smaller-sized drums at affordable prices.

Ideal drums for:

  • Youth and beginning drummers
  • Casual/hobby drummers
  • Small/starting bands
  • Community groups
  • Educational institutions
  • Music therapy

The Islander Series offers multiple options: 

  • 2 pan sizes
  • Single or double sets
  • 2 finishes

Mini – 11-12” drums in single/lead and double pans

  • Mini drums are great fun for beginners – simply strike the note and you have music!
  • Single-pan Mini C drum is in the key of C and is ideal for younger drummers because of its small size and ease of playing
  • Double-pan, mini steel drums offer the benefit of chromatic range, meaning every note in the scale is available to play

14” drums in single/lead and double pans

  • Suitable for all musicians
  • Advantages: consistency in tonal character from note to note and from pan to pan; greater longevity of intonation over the years; remains in tune longer
  • 14” single/lead pan plays in the keys of C major, D major, D minor, E minor, F major, G major, G minor, and A minor
  • Note layout on the 14” single/lead pan arranged in a circle of fifths, based on the traditional full size lead tenor pan, with the exclusion of Ab, and Eb
  • Low note on the 14” single/lead pan is C (above middle C)
  • 14” double-pan drums offer chromatic range, meaning each note on the scale, including all sharps and flats, is available to play. They have a low note of F# (above middle C) and the note layout is based on the traditional double second whole tone pattern, but one octave higher.

Islander Series Finishes:

  • Islander Series drums offered in both painted and chrome finishes
  • Painted finishes come in a variety of lively colors to suit individual taste
  • Chromed finish offers improved tone, a clean brilliant look, and improved durability

Educational and community institutions are well-served with the Islander 14” pan drums.

  • Perfect choice for entry-level bands and players
  • Affordability and size allows inclusion of more drummers
  • Smaller size is easily stored and moved
  • Design, materials, craftsmanship and tone of Islander series provide a seamless transition to 18” and full-size pans


Crescendo Series

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Uniquely hand-crafted, full-sized drums – the choice of professional musicians.

Our Crescendo Series is the first line of steel pan instruments to offer professional-grade materials, craftsmanship and tone at an affordable price.

Ideal drums for:

  • Beginning drummers interested in starting with a drum that will last as their skills grow
  • Intermediate and advanced drummers of all ages
  • Professional/serious  musicians
  • Calypso and other bands
  • Educational institutions

The Crescendo Series offers multiple options:

  • 2 pan sizes
  • Single and multi-drum sets
  • 2 finishes

18” drums in single/lead, double tenor, triple guitar and 4-pan bass sets

  • 18” pans are specially designed to provide a seamless transition to full size instruments
  • 18” single/lead pan plays in the keys of C major, D major, D minor, E minor, F major, G major, G minor, and A minor
  • Design, materials, craftsmanship and tone of 18” drums provide a seamless transition to the full-size pans
  • Designed with note layouts correlated to their standard, full-size counterpart – no need to relearn stroke patterns when transitioning to full-size pans
  • Note layout on the 18” single/lead pan arranged in a circle of fifths, based on the traditional full size lead tenor pan, with the exclusion of Ab, and Eb
  • 18” double-pan drums offer chromatic range, meaning each note on the scale, including all sharps and flats, is available to play. They have a low note of F# (above middle C) and the note layout is based on the traditional double second whole tone pattern, but one octave higher.
  • 18” drums are easily stored and moved
  • Affordable cost allows inclusion of more drummers in a band

22.5 – 23” drums (full-size/standard drums) in single/lead, double tenor, triple guitar, 4-pan bass sets, 6-pan bass sets and more

  • Our full-size/standard steel drums are the choice of professional musicians and bands
  • Double-pan drums offer chromatic range, meaning each note on the scale, including all sharps and flats, is available to play
  • We offer high quality materials, professional craftsmanship, and integrity of tone at an affordable price

Crescendo Series Finishes:

  • Crescendo Series drums are offered in both painted and chrome finishes
  • Painted finishes come in a variety of lively colors to suit individual taste
  • Chromed finish offers improved tone, a clean brilliant look, and improved durability

Shipping Policies

We do our best to ship your order quickly. Please read our procedures below and allow the necessary time between placing your order and receiving it.

  • We ship to U.S. and international locations via USPS Priority Mail within 7 days of receiving your order unless otherwise noted on the product page
  • USPS Priority Mail takes 1-3 days for delivery; we typically ship on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • USPS offers a delivery confirmation number, NOT a tracking number, so you cannot track your package once it is shipped
  • If you need your drum(s) more quickly, we are happy to accommodate you with Overnight Express Shipping at additional cost; we need notification of your overnight shipping request at the time you place your order
  • Please call us if you have questions about delivery time +1 (304) 291-6022



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Return Policies

Our goal is to provide you with the best drum for your individual needs.

If you are unsure about which drum is best for you, PLEASE call us so we can assist with your selection. We can be reached at +1 (304) 291-6022, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern time zone).

Exchanges

If you are not fully satisfied with your drum(s) upon receipt, our policy is to help you to find the right product to satisfy your needs and exchange the items.  We do not charge a restocking fee for exchanges, but you are responsible for the shipping costs and we must be notified within 7 days of your receiving the drum.

Returns & Refunds

If you cannot find a satisfactory exchange item, we will refund the purchase price of your drum(s) minus a 15% re-stocking fee. We do not refund the cost of shipping.  A 15% re-stocking fee is necessary because returned drums must be “tune checked” to ensure the next customer has a properly tuned drum. We do not accept returns or exchanges that are shipped without notice and our policy requires notification of return within 7 days of receiving the item.

Refunds will be processed within 10 days of our receiving the item in its original / like-new condition.