PERSONALIZED Mallets Now Available!

I'm pleased to announce that I now have mallets available for online purchase, here.

For an additonal $ 3.00 per pair, you can now PERSONALIZE your mallets now with any text you like!

Ideal for band names, school names, player's names, presentation mallets....the possibilities are endless!

Upcoming Tuning Trips

Important Announcement Due to a steady increase in requests for tunings, my production schedule has been adversely affected. Some customers have been waiting over 2 years for their instruments at this point.

As a result, I regret that am not scheduling onsite tunings for new customers until Spring of 2018. This does not affect existing customers, and I am still tuning individual instruments shipped to Akron.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; I can assist you in finding another reputable tuner if needed.

Washington DC

Feb 12, 2018

Cincinnati, OH

Mar 1-6, 2018

Several Schools

Tuning Prices

Performance + Precision Pans (or Panyard Solid Hoop Pans) $ 50.00 per instrument.
Other Pans, $ 100.00-$150.00 per instrument or $ 750.00 per day for a band.
Panyard "Jumbie Jam" Pans - $ 15.00 each
If you need pans tuned, let me know!


Steve offers three levels of pans - Heritage, Performance, and Precision. Whether you are a beginner or a professional player, you will be hard pressed to find a finer instrument anywhere. Check out some of his customer's testimonials.

Tuning Services

Whether your pan needs a touch up or a total rebuild, you are in the right place! Steve's methodical, scientific approach to pan tuning combined with 30 years experience will guarantee that you get the best sound out of your pan. Details here. Check out the rebuild video while you're at it!


If you're looking for a performer for any occasion, check out the Steelin' Hearts Pan Duo, or if you're looking for a full steelband, consider the Pantuner Harmonix. To add a "Wow" factor, why not hire one of the Carnival Puppets - Miss Trini or Kitchie are always delighted to come out to play!

About Us

Steve has been involved in pan since 1982. His background in Computer Science and Physics has made him uniquely qualified to apply a truly scientific approach to the art of building and tuning pans. A walk through Steve's journey with Pan can be found in our photo gallery.

Recent News

2016-02-22 Jim Patric came and collected his Chromed Heritage Series Lead Pan.

2016-02-10 It's been a while since I posted anything here. There are some exciting projects in the works at the moment, among them this custom Performance Series pan!

2013-07-29 The Pan Tuning Workshop I held seemed to be a hit. Congrats to Jared, Chris, and Ryan!

2013-04-18 I had a fantastic time at the Great Lakes Steelband Festival, meeting new people and seeing old friends again; and playing pan with all of them!

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