I first met Ellie Mannette in 1993 as a freshman percussion major attending West Virginia University. Shortly thereafter I discovered that Ellie would pay $25 to percussion majors for sinking a pan. I was immediately hooked so I worked at UTP (The University Tuning Project) throughout my undergraduate studies then continuing to work and study full time at MSD (Mannette Steel Drums) over the following decade. In addition to working with Ellie I was very fortunate to have the guidance and tutelage of Alan Coyle, Caryolyn Hendricks and Darren Dyke along the way. After nearly fifteen years of apprenticeship with Ellie I went on to start my own small operation in 2007 making pans and tuning bands on site all across the United States and abroad.
All the pans and prices on this site are based on the Mannette style of instruments but if you can draw it I can build it. Call or email for information and pricing and make sure to leave a voicemail. Hammering on 55 gallon drums is loud.