Played with the hands or with the included rubber mallets, the Meinl Sonic Energy Steel Tongue Drum is able to produce beautifully expressive melodies and textures. Its precision-crafted steel frame sports a durable black finish that’s able to withstand hours upon hours of practice and performances. The Meinl Sonic Energy Steel Tongue Drum from Sweetwater will inspire beginners and professionals alike. Its fixed tuning system means you don’t have to worry about straying outside the key during ensemble use just let the music guide your hands or mallets. A padded bag is included for convenient travel and storage options.