Vista Pan tenor bass


Tenor Bass
The Tenor Bass is a high bass instrument comprised of four barrels that is used as a lower color instrument and to add a punchier sound to bass parts also being played by the Six Bass instrument. They can also be used to play higher syncopated parts in conjunction with the bass line played by the Six Bass, much like an electric bassist would play “slap” bass. The range starts about an octave and a half below middle C and runs chromatically to middle C. Below is the note diagram for the Tenor Bass. Custom note patterns are available.

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Vista Pan tenor 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.