VistaPan – Single Cello
At VistaPan, we are very excited about the popular Single Cello Chromatic. This new steel drum band instrument is the only pan instrument in the Cello/Guitar range with all 12 notes of the scale on one barrel. This allows the player to "strum" any chord since all the notes are available. Strumming is the primary function of all Cello/Guitar steel band instruments. The range of the new Single Cello Chromatic starts from Low D, which is only one half step higher than the lowest note on the much larger Double Guitar steel band instrument. They have a surprisingly rich cello sound and have the advantage of achieving this with the portability and economy of only one barrel.
VistaPans are available in the following finishes
Hi-Gloss Chrome Finish
The hi-gloss chrome produces a thicker fuller tone and warmth while providing a spectacular mirror like finish. A fully professional instrument with extra care taken to ensure consistency and balance in tuning.
Standard Chrome Finish
Chrome pans produce slightly more resonance in the lower notes than the hi-gloss black. When compared to a painted pan, chrome pans have a fuller, brighter tone due to the fact that paint often restricts the free vibration of higher notes and causes a somewhat more "clunky" sound. After the chroming process, the master tuner must retune the entire instrument and the more time spent tuning, the better the tone.
Hi-Gloss Black Finish
Chrome is a classic look for a pan, but the high gloss black is a more quality consistent finish. Many people find it more appealing to the eye than the chrome pan. Hi-Gloss Black is a new thicker material that adheres to the metal much like a chrome giving it a sound very close to a chrome pan resulting in a more brilliant resonance.