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Images from 2012



Those darn Calypsonuts again; this time giving a presentation to the students at Summit Academy where Angel teaches.

Those darn Calypsonuts again; this time giving a presentation to the students at Summit Academy where Angel teaches.

Dave Hunter after I tuned his Phil Solomans Double Seconds and Lead Pan

Dave Hunter after I tuned his Phil Solomans Double Seconds and Lead Pan

Custom Cello under construction for Panyard, Inc.

Custom Cello under construction for Panyard, Inc.

As of 2012, all of my pans have a serial number and this text etched on the back of the pan.

As of 2012, all of my pans have a serial number and this text etched on the back of the pan.

A set of Triple Cello that I built for Panyard, Inc., to follow their Import Series cello pan layout.

A set of Triple Cello that I built for Panyard, Inc., to follow their Import Series cello pan layout.

The students at Kekionga Middle School check out the pans after I tuned them

The students at Kekionga Middle School check out the pans after I tuned them

Pretty Pan that I made, at National Trail HS in New Paris, OH.  Pic taken on a tuning trip there.

Pretty Pan that I made, at National Trail HS in New Paris, OH. Pic taken on a tuning trip there.

A student checks out an unfinished set of Performance Series seconds, while I was tuning the River Rat Rhythm Project pans at Thousands Islands, NY.  Dan Hammond looking on...

A student checks out an unfinished set of Performance Series seconds, while I was tuning the River Rat Rhythm Project pans at Thousands Islands, NY. Dan Hammond looking on...

The River Rat Rhythm Project have the best steelband trailer :)

The River Rat Rhythm Project have the best steelband trailer :)

Kent Arnsbarger showed me his awesome pan backpack when I was there tuning his lead.

Kent Arnsbarger showed me his awesome pan backpack when I was there tuning his lead.

The Band Director and some band members of the Salvation Army Steelband in Chicago, IL.

The Band Director and some band members of the Salvation Army Steelband in Chicago, IL.

Ok, we have all heard horror stories about pans bought on eBay.  This "instrument" was sold as a LEAD PAN, and shipped with those mallets.  The guy paid $ 400.00 for it, and brought it to me because it "needed tuning"....  I told him to find the buyer and get his money back.

Ok, we have all heard horror stories about pans bought on eBay. This "instrument" was sold as a LEAD PAN, and shipped with those mallets. The guy paid $ 400.00 for it, and brought it to me because it "needed tuning".... I told him to find the buyer and get his money back.

Kolbe checks out his new Heritage Lead.

Kolbe checks out his new Heritage Lead.

A batch of hoops that form the rim of the barrels for my Performance and Precision series pans.  These particular ones are for Precision Series instruments.

A batch of hoops that form the rim of the barrels for my Performance and Precision series pans. These particular ones are for Precision Series instruments.

Tuning Pans for Mike Blake at the University of North Dakota

Tuning Pans for Mike Blake at the University of North Dakota

The most creative solution to the hanger issue I have seen to date....

The most creative solution to the hanger issue I have seen to date....

Nicely Chromed set of Performance Double Seconds (24.5" barrels).  These now belong to Desmond Hendricks in Cape Town, South Africa

Nicely Chromed set of Performance Double Seconds (24.5" barrels). These now belong to Desmond Hendricks in Cape Town, South Africa

I run into this all the time.  Seriously, a good pair of hangers that will not rattle or break cost about $ 3.00 plus shipping....

I run into this all the time. Seriously, a good pair of hangers that will not rattle or break cost about $ 3.00 plus shipping....

Showing Joel Smales (Band Director at Binghamton HS) some of the finer points on Bass Tuning.

Showing Joel Smales (Band Director at Binghamton HS) some of the finer points on Bass Tuning.

The left side of a set of Performance Series Double Tenor starts to take shape.

The left side of a set of Performance Series Double Tenor starts to take shape.

At the Harry Belafonte concert at the Akron Civic Theatre, with Angel.  The Summit Academy band is to the left, and the Binghamton band is to the right.  Tracy Thornton in the background.

At the Harry Belafonte concert at the Akron Civic Theatre, with Angel. The Summit Academy band is to the left, and the Binghamton band is to the right. Tracy Thornton in the background.

Custom Artwork on the front of Minsky Delmotes pan

Custom Artwork on the front of Minsky Delmotes pan




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