envision Utopia

I don’t think “Hank” done it this a-way…..

by on Mar.26, 2010, under Generic

One thing for sure, my utopian ideal would have music of all types. I think music is definitely something special about humanity. One of our redeeming qualities for sure.

My utopia would probably not have propane tanks, but I wanted to share this cool use of an empty one. My¬† son’s created these things called Hank Drum’s. I think named such because some cartoon guy named Hank sells propane. But I was dually impressed. The first couple days after he made his Hank drum he made a YouTube video with it. He improved since this was done, but it will give you the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYLx7H8HIlM

So, it was so fun, I made my own Hank Drum eventually.

The reason for these in the first place is many people wanted to create a cheap version of the “Hang Drum”. Hang Drums are incredible. They are made by two guys in Switzerland. Word has it they have a patent on the manufacturing process and do not want to sell it or expand their own capacity for creating them. According to internet lore, they have enough orders to do it for the rest of their lives. At $2500 apiece, I’m thinking they are doing OK. I read somewhere online, it takes two days to make one.

Here is a sample of one being played.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rXcdcDB2S8

I have watched many of the YouTube videos and always feel like there is hope for humanity after I do.

My beating heart.

4 comments for this entry:
  1. Lekshe

    Wow love those drums. Sent the vid link to all my drummer friends. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sliloh

    Music is one of our best redeeming features. I love Hank’s drum! And wow…I never even heard of Hang drums before, that is awesome! What a great sound :)

    Anita

  3. Womenhealyoursleves

    Wow that is cool! I want one…but 2 grand? Wonder if I could make one myself? What do you suppose they use to cut it a blow tourch?

    Awesome!

  4. Tyson F. Gautreaux

    I found your site via google thanks for the post. I will save it for future reference. Thanks Propane

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