Vista Pan six bass


Six Bass
The Six Bass consists of six barrels and provides a deep rich lower pitched sound. Each barrel has 3 notes for a range of one and a half octaves starting just over two octaves below middle C. It can be compared to an acoustic bass in tone and sustain characteristics, but can produce a louder and more vibrant sound that can often be thrilling when standing close. Below is the note diagram for the Six Bass. We also offer custom note patterns.

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Six bass diagram


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.