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Opinion of Werner Baumgartel about:
Dear Nadishana, I purchased the RAV VAST A Integral and G Pygmy. Everything went really well with shipping - the instruments arrived in perfect condition and I am really happy with them! I already have 2 original Swiss Panart Hangs in my collection, but the RAV VAST is one of the best instruments I have ever played! The sound is very colourful and lifts my spirit to a new dimension, nothing I have experienced so far.Thank you a lot, Nadishana for the great service and Andrej Remjannikov for the great instrument! I realy love it!!

RAV drum FAQ PDF Print E-mail
Written by Vladiswar Nadishana   
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 01:17

We often get these common questions:

Q: Will the RAV go out of tune?

A: Unless you're playing with hammers, or anything besides your hands, our instruments should never go out of tune. But in the case that they do go out of tune, they can be re-tuned.

Q: How long will it take to get my instrument after purchasing it?

A: The time it takes to create each instrument is different due to every one being handmade, but on average it takes from 1 till 2 months to finish an instrument. That's not considering the shipping time though.

Q: Do you make custom bags?

A: Yes. Alternatively you can also order yourself a frame drum or cymbal bag with some of the following sizes: Dia=51cm, Height=16-18cm.

Q: Do you make internal mic/pick ups to amplify the RAV?

A: No, the RAV is completely acoustical at the moment.


FAQ about the RAV Vast and Vast2:

Q: Is VAST2 an improved model of the instrument?

A: VAST2 is not an improved model of the instrument. It's just
a variation with slightly different tone. Some scales works on 1,5mm steel
and some works better on 2mm steel.

Q: Is it possible to make Vast scale on 2mm steel?

A: No, it's not technically possible to make VAST scales on VAST2.

Q: How heavy is the Vast and Vast 2?

A: The RAV Vast is about 4.9kg, and the Vast 2 is about 5.9kg.

Q: Do I need to put anti-rust products on the RAV?

A: Not anymore. From February 2017 all RAVs has very strong hydrophobic coating so they doesn't get rusted in humid conditions or even after direct contact with water. But of course you should't swim with it to be on the safe side.

Q: Are the RAV Vast and Vast2 loud enough to play outside?

A: Yes, the RAV Vast is about 15% quieter than a handpan, but sounds warmer. Where as the RAV Vast2 is the same loudness as a handpan.

Q: How long does it take to learn to play these instruments?

A: All models of the RAV have sensative notes, so beautiful sound is easily achieved by any level of experience players.

Q: Why do RAV Drum's sound so good?

A: Our instruments all have a BIG Ding, and 7-8 notes in a circle. The Ding alone has SEVEN tuned partials, and each of the notes in the circle have FOUR-FIVE each. This is why the RAV has the most reach and harmonious sound among all similar drums in the world.

Q: Why are there different cutouts among the different RAV's?

A: Each cutout is uniquely designed to better the sound of our instruments, and allow for the tuning of different partials.



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