This tabletop Steel Drum has been a perfect addition to my drum collection. I noticed it first as a best-selling item in drum sets but purchased it only after becoming fascinated with the idea of a smoother-sounding drum/percussion instrument.
The steel construction along with its sizable characteristics and affordability make it the best option for any beginner drummer or percussion enthusiast.
It is also a great option for those beginner musicians that are not formally trained on reading sheet music.
With this steel drum option, reading music is not necessary until the player becomes more advanced.
With only 8 notes to learn with the steel drum, any interested, beginner musician can achieve success with the pan drum in little time.
Panyard Jamie jam tabletop steel drum technical details
A “made in the USA” product, this tabletop instrument was created from high-quality steel, setting it apart from many others of its kind.
The Panyard Jamie jam tabletop steel drum itself has measurements of 19.4 x 16.9 x 3.3 inches and weighs approximately 4.9 pounds, making this instrument great for adults and children alike.
It was produced by the Panyard Incorporated instrument company and has been labeled as one of the true pride and joy creations of the company due to its fun style and uniqueness.
The instrument can be purchased in the untouched basic steel color, in a nice bright blue, or in a brilliant purple/pink hue, which is a great touch for adding to the personalization of the drum.
With my purchase of the Jumbie Jam Table Top Steel Drum, I received a carrying case that allows me to carry the drum with me and transport it to different meet-ups and musical gatherings with friends. The kit I purchased also came with mallets and a conveniently-sized, user-friendly tabletop stand.
One of the most obvious pros about this instrument is its affordability. Costing less than $200 by a long shot, I was able to save lots of money by choosing this option when compared to the amount that I would have spent on different types of drums or drum sets.
Another pro is the convenient size of the drum. I can take it with me anywhere, which keeps me engaged with the instrument and motivated to practice with it.
Another positive is the ease of which I have been able to learn it as well as the unique sound it produces. Everybody around me loves it!
The only Con I can think of (only after fishing for it) is that the music you can play with this Jumbie Jam is limited because of the particular sound and a limited number of musical notes.
If you are interested in hearing how Panyard Jambie jam sounds, you can watch the video below.