Double Seconds
Double Seconds are comprised of two barrels and are in a lower range than lead pans. They are more effective playing harmony while still being high pitched enough to be a melody instrument. The lowest note is about a half octave below middle C and the instrument has a range of about 2 & 1/2 octaves chromatic. We offer the two popular tunings pictured in the diagrams below and can also produce a custom tuning. They are available in high gloss black, high gloss chrome and and standard chrome.

Vista Pan double seconds diagram


double seconds diagram steelpan


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.


Chrome finish Drum


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.

standard chrome finish Drums


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.

steel drums Black finish