The handpan is a very delicate instrument, but a few simple tricks are enough to ensure that it is not damaged.
The heat softens the metal and subsequently hits to the instrument change its shape, causing it to detune.
NOT EXPOSE TO THE SUN
Water in contact with metal can cause rust. To clean it use an antioxidant oil without water.
DO NOT WET IT
Drumsticks can cause damage to the thin sheet of metal and dent the instrument. To avoid damage the best solution is to hit the handpan using only your hands.
DO NOT HIT IT WITH STICKS
It is important to protect the instrument from possible impacts to prevent it from detuning; therefore the use of a special case is recommended. We recommend to keep handpan out of the case when not travelling.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO SHOCK
For the care of your handpan we have created a perfect product:
LOMBARDO HANDPAN OIL