WELCOME TO RIVERA STEEL TUNING
for Handpan Tuning and Repair
Rivera Steel Tuning is here to help maintain the quality and integrity of your Hang or Handpan drum instrument.
In the course of my 4 years as a developer and main tuner for Saraz Handpans, I have tuned over 300 new Saraz instruments and have experience in tuning well over 400 instruments from various builders including Panart Hang, Bellart, Pantheon Steel, SpB, Symphonic Steel, Echo Sound Sculpture, Ayasa, CFoulke, Meraki, Aura, Shellopan, Makai, and the list continues .
One of the challenging aspects of tuning such an array of handpans from different builders is understanding the various techniques used by each handpan maker. The way a Panart Hang is tuned can be quite different than the way a Pantheon Steel Halo is tuned, etc. There are numerous methods that can be used for handpan tuning and it is up to each builder to design. Another aspect to consider when tuning handpans is having knowledge of the material used as well as the way the instrument was formed. Whether your instrument was drawn, hammer sunk, hydro formed, spun, or rolled will have an impact on the tuning techniques implemented. Having built instruments upon most of these platforms, attending numerous festivals, as well as having instruments shipped to me from around the world, I have experience tuning handpans made from all of these methods and continue to develop my understanding of how these differences inform which approach to undertake. Whether you are here for a routine tune up or are looking for help repairing your damaged Hang or Handpan Drum, feel free to browse the site and to contact me at any time!
Handpan Tuning and Repair
Whether you are here for a routine tune up or are looking for help repairing your damaged handpan, feel free to browse the site and to contact me at any time!
HAVE A HANDPAN REPAIR?
For all services, a video of the instrument with each individual note being played is needed to provide an accurate pricing quote. A quick video taken with your phone is usually enough to help me understand what work may be required. Other useful information to include if possible would be: the name of the maker, year it was built, and full scale description. For damage repairs, detailed pictures as well as information on how the instrument was damaged will also help to give you a more accurate quote.
GET A QUOTE
Please include the name of the maker, year it was built, and full scale description.
For handpan damage repairs, detailed pictures as well as information on how the handpan was damaged will also help to give you a more accurate quote.
A short video will help gain a more accurate quote. Even if just recorded with your phone!
Pure Sound Wax
Preventing Rust Is A Must!
After 1 year of research and rust testing, I finally settled on a formula using two natural waxes mixed with coconut oil that can help preserve the original sound of your handpan as well as provide a protective layer that leaves the instrument feeling dry.