Frequently Asked Questions
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How to order a Pulsar?

Firstly choose a scale in Virtual Pulsar or create it with Scale editor. Click on the Buy button, confirm order and fill up your data. Click on Send Request button and we will get your request. Next, we will send you a letter confirming the ability to make your scale and details for payment.

How should I pay?

First we ask to make a prepayment of 50% of the total. We accept payments through PayPal, or bank transfer in USD or EUR. Then you get into the waiting line. When your Pulsar is ready, we will send you a video. If instrument suits you, then you pay the second payment.

Is it possible to pay in installments?

Usually we divide the payment into 2 equal parts (prepayment and second payment). But we are always ready to help our customers and make a personal offer.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payments through PayPal, or bank transfer in USD or EUR.

Do you have discounts?

Usually not. But we have a network of partners, artists who help us. They have special offers.

Do you have instruments in stock?

Usually not, only in very rare cases. We have a waiting line and all drums are made to order.

Is it possible to become a reseller/partner?

Yes. Please write to us, tell us a little about yourself and your activities. Perhaps we have an offer for you.

How long does the production of the Pulsar take?

The production of one instrument takes 1 week. But given the waiting line, it may take 2-3 months from the time of ordering to sending the instrument. This time is an approximation, and always changes.

How long does delivery take?

It depends on the distance. The average time in Europe is 2-3 days. To USA or other places 5-12 days. Shipping is free.

What are the custom duties?

It depends on the laws of your country. Check this before ordering. We try to help customers, but do not break the law. We ship instruments from Poland (EU).

Is the packaging reliable?

Yes, we have extensive experience in international shipments.

Which scale is the best for the beginner?

We usually recommend: Aegean, Celtic Minor, Pygmy, Golden Gate.

Which scale is best for me?

In order to select a scale, you need to listen to as many different scales as possible. On our site there are a lot of scales. Just listen to those in our Virtual Pulsar and choose the one that is most appealing to you. If you find it difficult to choose, then contact us, and we will help you. You can also come up with your own unique scale, and try to create it in our Scale Editor.

Do you make a scale with A = 432 Hz?

Yes, just go to Options tab in Scale Editor and switch pitch to 432 Hz. And you can hear sound of 432 Hz in Virtual Pulsar!

Can you do an alternative design, engraving?

Unfortunately no. All that we can do is in our Scale Editor.

Do you offer accessories like bags, mallets?

Unfortunately no. We are focused on manufacturing the instruments.

Are there guarantees for the Pulsar?

We give one year warranty for the glue seam, provided that all recommendations regarding the use of the instrument were followed.

What about coating and rust protection?

There is a thin protective layer on the surface that also gives color to your Pulsar. But you must care for your Pulsar as for any other handpan-style instrument.

How long does Pulsar hold the tuning?

If it is operated under normal conditions and has not been damaged, then the tuning remains the same with time. We would like to warn you that Pulsar is intended for playing with hands, it means that playing with mallets, sticks and anything else can damage the instrument tongues, which can lead to tuning shift. If you prefer playing with mallets, try to play softer.

Operating recommendations?

Perfect temperature conditions for our instruments is -50 to +80 degrees Celsius. Higher temperature may cause the decrease of glue’s adhesive properties. Therefore, we do not recommend keeping Pulsar under direct sunlight for a long time. It is recommended to store an instrument in normal humidity, because continuous contact of steel with water can destroy the protective coating and cause corrosion.

Can I play with sticks/mallets?

We would like to stress that Pulsar is intended for playing by hands, and playing with mallets, sticks, or other things could damage the instruments tongues, which can lead to a shift in tuning. If you prefer playing with mallets, try to play softer.

How do I take care of the instrument?

Depending on how often you play, you should take care of your Pulsar in order to keep it in perfect condition. This process can be divided into 2 stages. The first stage is cleaning: with a soft cloth and alcohol or degreaser you should remove the dirt. The second stage is an application of protective lubricant. We recommend using Gunex 2000, Froglube, WD-40 but you can use any handpan care product.

Where do I store my Pulsar?

You should cover its surface with a protective lubricant and leave it in a dry, ventilated place.