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Pictures taken on tuning trips



Running a workshop in Elma Iowa when they bought their pans.  This was these students first experience with pan.

Running a workshop in Elma Iowa when they bought their pans. This was these students first experience with pan.

The band running parts after I tuned their pans.  This was near Anderson, Indiana.

The band running parts after I tuned their pans. This was near Anderson, Indiana.

With some of the students from Oberlin College who brought their pans to be tuned.

With some of the students from Oberlin College who brought their pans to be tuned.

Tuning pans for Joe Braccio in St Peterburg.  Laurence Kanes stopped by to say hello.

Tuning pans for Joe Braccio in St Peterburg. Laurence Kanes stopped by to say hello.

This was an "A" Lead I tuned in Florida.  It was originally made by Kyle Cox.  I am toying with making one...any takers?

This was an "A" Lead I tuned in Florida. It was originally made by Kyle Cox. I am toying with making one...any takers?

Mickey "Hot Pepper" tries out his Double Seconds after I tuned them.

Mickey "Hot Pepper" tries out his Double Seconds after I tuned them.

Bryan W after I tuned his pan.  The instrument had been physically thrown out of a car in a wreck.  It was in remarkable condition for what it went through.  It was in much better shape when I was done :)

Bryan W after I tuned his pan. The instrument had been physically thrown out of a car in a wreck. It was in remarkable condition for what it went through. It was in much better shape when I was done :)

With Frankie Catalina at O Learys in Sarasota.

With Frankie Catalina at O Learys in Sarasota.

With Frankie Catalina at O Learys in Sarasota.

With Frankie Catalina at O Learys in Sarasota.

With Frankie Catalina at O Learys in Sarasota.

With Frankie Catalina at O Learys in Sarasota.

Carmen Bruno (from Tropical Sands Steelband) with his Triple Cello after I had reworked them.  Carmen got them on eBay for $800.00 and had me strip and rework them.  Originally made by Kyle Cox on 26" drums.

Carmen Bruno (from Tropical Sands Steelband) with his Triple Cello after I had reworked them. Carmen got them on eBay for $800.00 and had me strip and rework them. Originally made by Kyle Cox on 26" drums.

Jamming with Carmen Bruno (Tropical Sands Steelband) after tuning his Double Seconds.  The days before I redid my basement.

Jamming with Carmen Bruno (Tropical Sands Steelband) after tuning his Double Seconds. The days before I redid my basement.

Kent Arnsbarger called me up with an emergency when I was gigging with Angel at Ball State in Indiana.  His pan had been blown over at a gig and was out of tune, and he needed it fixed ASAP (he makes his living playing pan).  We arranged to meet in the Kekionga Middle School parking lot; we each drove 2 hours to get there.  Kent downloaded a guitar tuner app onto his iPhone (not ideal but good enough), and I bought a hammer and masking tape, and fixed his pan in the parking lot!  It was good for 6 months before it needed tuning again :)

Kent Arnsbarger called me up with an emergency when I was gigging with Angel at Ball State in Indiana. His pan had been blown over at a gig and was out of tune, and he needed it fixed ASAP (he makes his living playing pan). We arranged to meet in the Kekionga Middle School parking lot; we each drove 2 hours to get there. Kent downloaded a guitar tuner app onto his iPhone (not ideal but good enough), and I bought a hammer and masking tape, and fixed his pan in the parking lot! It was good for 6 months before it needed tuning again :)

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

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.

Tuning Pans for Mike Blake at the University of North Dakota

Tuning Pans for Mike Blake at the University of North Dakota

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.

Tuning pans at Coudersport MS

Tuning pans at Coudersport MS

The coolest paint job I have yet seen on a set of pans is at Hoban High School in Akron.  Taken when I was tuning their pans after the "Great Flood".

The coolest paint job I have yet seen on a set of pans is at Hoban High School in Akron. Taken when I was tuning their pans after the "Great Flood".

My 2013 Pan Tuning Workshop was attended by Jared Allen, Ryan Roberts, and Chris Kim.  The three budding tuners were given a theoretical introduction to pan tuning, and then let loose on their own pans as well as some of my own instruments.  By the end of the week they all displayed a level of competence to the point that I was comfortable letting them work on their own. <br><br>This course will probably become an annual event.

My 2013 Pan Tuning Workshop was attended by Jared Allen, Ryan Roberts, and Chris Kim. The three budding tuners were given a theoretical introduction to pan tuning, and then let loose on their own pans as well as some of my own instruments. By the end of the week they all displayed a level of competence to the point that I was comfortable letting them work on their own.

This course will probably become an annual event.

Ken Green came by to get his pan tuned.

Ken Green came by to get his pan tuned.

Nate Brown drove 2.5 hours from Charlotte, NC to bring his 1970 Kim Loy Wong Double Tenor pans to me for tuning when I was in Asheville, NC.

Nate Brown drove 2.5 hours from Charlotte, NC to bring his 1970 Kim Loy Wong Double Tenor pans to me for tuning when I was in Asheville, NC.

Jonathan Scales checks out his Double Seconds made by Keith Moon after I touched them up in Asheville, NC

Jonathan Scales checks out his Double Seconds made by Keith Moon after I touched them up in Asheville, NC

Emily Talley and I after I had worked on the pans at Asheville HS.

Emily Talley and I after I had worked on the pans at Asheville HS.

Tracy Thornton, me, and Jonathan Scales at Asheville HS.

Tracy Thornton, me, and Jonathan Scales at Asheville HS.




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