Seriously. You wouldnt expect them to be so expensive but one of those things can routinely cost $2000. They are made in extremely limited quantities so the prices on new ones is crazy, but about impossible to get onto the list, and used ones are sold at such ridiculous premiums it makes it a rare instrument. Amazing instrument, but very very rare to find.
Agreed. It's because they are hand crafted and tuned, they're extremely difficult to make perfectly. I actually had the ability to watch as one was being tuned when I was in drum corp. Apparently the guy who was making it had been spending three days just tuning it, each time he had to dune it he heated up a mallet and tapped an area, then used a rubber mallet to give it a small tap to slightly alter the dent. So slight I couldn't even see the difference, but could hear it plain as day. They're more ridiculous to make than steel drums.
My favorite is: the computer, as we got most of the instruments there
Lol I was thinking the exact same thing
Originally Posted by Extravagant
The problem is that we're people. People are shitty beings, you just gotta keep that in mind.
"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off." - Richard Dawkins "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
Originally Posted by Lehsyrus
Troll nomination. Allah and Muhammad for 1400 years of bullshit.