Double Tenors
Double Tenors are most often used in larger pan ensembles as a color instrument and to double the melody that the lead pans are playing but in a lower harmony. The range is similar to the double seconds ( 2 & 1/2 octaves starting about a half octave below middle C). Compared to the Double Seconds, they have a more mellow sound which is well suited to it’s harmony role but have comparatively less bite, making them not as desirable for main melody in a small ensemble. Pictured below is a popular tuning that we offer. We also can make them in a custom tuning.

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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


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


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.

Black Finish