Hey everybody !
Some people complain about ember steel as being “too soft”. It goes the same vibe as some makers finding Ayasa’s material too thin, or too soft.
I don’t agree, it is thin but I like it this way, maybe because I’m working with hammers, not rammers, or because I’m new in the game, but whatever. In my mind it’s such a pleasure to work with Ayasa’s material ! Thanks again to the whole team for making your experience available for young makers struggling to start a business in those strange times. It’s not that it would be more difficult to build handpans without you, but by making those shells available you participate in the rising of the global quality of the handpans in whole Europe. Which is something really big. And I don’t even talk about the HCU campaign you’re making. Thanks for everything guys.
That said, I noticed the ember steel requires a way more precise control of compression, which is really nice because it forces me to learn even more about how the whole metal shit works. But I’m just afraid of something : as it’s not nitrided, and appears, in fact, kind of more fragile, did anyone noticed problems in the duration of tuning ?
I’m a young maker, my oldest sold instruments are from november on Ayasa’s nitrided shells, and I still don’t have any complain about this. And I want it to continue this way. I’m gonna send my first ember steel instrument this week, but I’m still afraid it’s gonna detune quicker somehow. I did everything to get rid of the extra compression on low notes so the tonefield are quite solid and don’t move that much. But I’m still afraid.
Any words about this ? 🙂
Thanks for your attention