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Guda Drum models and how to make the right choice

Dear Guda customers and guests of our website! I'm always happy to talk to our customers and give the advice but some questions are typical and I decided to write this short review to help you with choice of our drums.The most frequently asked questions are  "what model of Guda drum is the best for my purposes", "what model to choose" or "what is the difference between Guda models". 

Now we have 5 main types and several suptypes of Guda Drum. Main types are GUDA 2.0 (which has replaced the old model), Guda Double, Guda CoinGuda Ortus and Guda Freezbee drum. Each type has several subtypes, you can find their short descriptions in the following table:

MODEL

SUBTYPE DESCRIPTION

GUDA DOUBLE

Our largest and most advanced model. Both sides of the instrument have tongues and its own tuning. It is more than just the instrument with 2 scales. We tune both sides in such way that the sound of first side is "starts" the second and on the contrary - if you play second side you can hear the sound of the first one. We select matched scales, major for one side andminor for another (though we can tune both in major or minor)

Guda Double 

Guda Double tongue pan has 51-52 cm diameter. First side has double tongue construction at the first side and single tongue construction at the second side. Normally Guda Double has 9+9 tongues, but also it could have some other quantity of tongues (10+10, 9+8, 11+10, etc.)

Guda Double Fx

 

GUDA 2.0

Classic Guda Drum model. Has large sizes (500 mm), double tongue construction, variety of options and most advanced sound.

GUDA 2.0 replaced our old types (Guda Standard, Plus and Fx). It has premium materials (more quality and thick steel and else) and of course much better sound as well as playing capabilities.

Main feature of Guda 2.0 model is the double tongue construction which gives bright octave overtones which could be played separately or together with the main tone

All GUDA 2.0 models are equipped with premium quality backpack bags, rope decorations and removable wooden plugs with logo. Wooden plug is removable and it slightly changes the sound. It gives more bass and density when worn and more volume when pulled off. 

Available options: 

  • 8 (Standard) or 9 (Plus) notes
  • Optional aluminum bottom
  • Black or dark brown "Shagreen" finishing
  • "Mifnight Blue" (glance)
  • Light Brown Satin 
  • "Olive" (glance)
  • "Polished Bronze" finishing
  • Variety of scales (incl. custom scales)
  • Standard or custom designs
  • Fx option (pickups and output jack)

Guda 2.0 Standard

GUDA 2.0 Standard tongue drum

Guda 2.0  Standard has 8 notes and the sound hole upside. The successor of our first classic model, replaced Guda Standard first generation. Has the same geometry but more solid steel and double tongue construction.

Guda 2.0 Plus

Guda Plus 2.0 tongue drum

Almost the same model as Guda 2.0 standard, the difference is that Guda 2.0 Plus has 9 notes (8 + 1 central bass note) and the hole at the bottom. This model is close to handpans not only because of its shape and octave overtones, it has the central bass note (a.k.a. "ding") which is usually tuned in the key (root) note of the scale. 

Guda 2.0 Standard Fx

Guda 2.0 Fx Standard

Exactly the same model as Guda 2.0 Standard, but has 4 internal pickups and the output 1/4" jack. Acoustically sounds exactly like Guda 2.0 Standard. Could be plugged in amplifier, combo, mixer, sound card, etc. 

Guda 2.0 Plus Fx

Guda Plus Fx 2.0, bottom side

Exactly the same model as Guda 2.0 Plus, but has 4 internal pickups and the output 1/4" jack. Acoustically sounds exactly like Guda 2.0 Plus or Standard. Could be plugged in amplifier, combo, mixer, sound card, etc. 

Guda Ortus

Guda Ortus tonguepans have original goblet shape and made of brass and aluminum. Thank to materials and shape, Ortus tongue pans have very good resonance, and as a result - excellent volume and sustain. 

These tongue drums are compact (only 35 cm or 14" diameter) but have wide rane of tones and good loudness. Goblet shape is also very convenient.

  • 9 overtone tongues
  • Free bag
  • Free rope decoration
  • Free mallets
  • Black, Brown or Dark Blue finishing

 

Ortus Brass

guda ortus brass tongue panOrtus Brass model has deep and warm sound, which is hard to expect from such a small instrument. Has tight bass, excellent volume and sustain. Has the same note range as large Guda models. Top side is made if brass (for deeper and warmer sound), body is made of aluminum (for better resonance and lighter weight).

 

 

Ortus Aluminum

Guda Ortus Aluminum tongue drumFull aluminum model. Main features of Ortus brass are very bright and loud sound and extremely light weight. Very good for fast playing.

 

Coin Brass model

This model combines lots of features, such as compact sizes (35 cm), 2 different scales (like obn large Double model), 2 different materials (brass and aluminum), extremely wide note range. 

  • 9 + 8 tongues
  • Free bag
  • Free rope decoration
  • Free mallets
  • Black, Brown or Dark Blue finishing

 

Coin Brass+AL

Guda Coin Brass tongue pan

This Guda model has 2 completely different sounds. Brass side has warm and low sound while aluminum is more loud, bright and crisp. hough you can hear the sound of both when playing!  

FREEZBEE

Our most compact model. Ideal for outdoors - you can take several freezbees easily, the weight is 2.0 kg only. Freezbee drum has slim shape and 35 cm diameter. Freezbee has percussive"wooden" tone and despite of its sizes is loud enough to play with larger tongue drums and even handpans.

All freezbees come with free rope decorations by default, the bag is optional.

Available options: 

  • Black or dark brown "Shagreen" finishing
  • "Mifnight Blue" (glance)
  • Light Brown Satin 
  • "Olive" (glance)
  • "Polished Bronze" finishing
  • Variety of scales (incl. custom scales)
  • Standard or custom designs

Freezbee drum

Freezbe drumAll Freezbee drums have 8 notes and made of stainless steel. The variety of scales and design are available. Please note that some of scales are tuned higher than the same scales for Guda 2.0. Freezbee has compact sizes and higher tunings sound better

 

Soon we will present some new models (as well as new designs, scales and options). Stay tuned and check our website for updates! :)

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Main Features

  • Bright clean sound with rich overtones
  • Unique technology
  • Main sound + octave harmonics
  • Beautiful original design
  • Custom scales and designs available
  • Premium materials

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