Tuning, scales and frequencies

Our steel tongue drums can be tuned to any musical scale or frequency possible – 432hz, 440hz, 528hz (444hz) or whatever tuning you want. All AM Drums can also be TUNABLE and have 8 (or max 9) notes (see below).

After 10 years, we are expert handpan tuners. Precision and perfection is crucial to tuning, as frequencies  can benefit (or adversely affect) your physical and emotional health  and wellbeing.

AM Drums can personally recommend a scale, frequency or tuning for your tastes and/or needs. We’re happy to have a live chat and give you personal guidance (just ask).

Listen to AM Drums on Youtube. AM Drums - Hand made steel tongue drums - hank or tank drums. Hang and handpan. Precise tuning - 440hz , 432hz and 528hz. TUNABLE AVAILABLE.
AM Drums on Youtube – Listen to a range of scales / tuning.

AM Drums can be tuned to ANY scale of your choice. A variety of tunings, scales and frequencies are demonstrated on our Youtube page. Your choice is not limited to these examples, however. Just ask.

Listen to AM Drums on Youtube NOW:

Frequency – 440, 432, 528 (444)…  ? Your choice


 ANY scale can be adapted to ANY frequency: 440 hz, 432 hz, 528 hz or others. To choose the best frequency / tuning for you, find out more here or ask for some advice.
AM Drums - steel tongue drums - layout of notes. Any tuning, any frequency, 432, 440, 528 (444). Tunable drums available. 9 notes possible. Hank, Hang or handpan alternative.
AM Drums – layout of notes ( tuning ).

Number of notes

Usually AM Drums have 8 notes (see pic), but an extra 9th note is possible in the centre (optional). This gives you a full, musical octave – more than enough for composing complete tunes or symphonies 😉


Tunable drums

ALL AM Drums steel tongue drums can be TUNABLE (optional). Adjust the scale and frequency yourself. It’s easy, flexible and can be infinitely adjusted, opening up a whole new world of musical possibilities.

Your steel tongue drum is still pretuned to your chosen tuning, and you can always return to that by adjusting it back to neutral.


Play our handpans by hand or with rubber-tipped drumsticks / mallets (provided free). See ‘how to play.

Precise and expert tuning


We tune our steel tongue drums precisely to the exact frequency and scale of your choice.  This is crucial to health and wellbeing, as the wrong tuning can have an adverse effect. See ‘production’ and ‘healing/therapy’.


Good vibrations

We always tune AM Drums with peaceful, loving hearts – as we know this is felt in the vibrations afterwards. This is what makes our drums sound better than others. You feel it even more in person. All life is vibration, and like attracts like. See ‘philosophy’.