Follow us. Choose a dictionary. Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. Word Lists. Choose your language. My word lists. Tell us about this example sentence:. This is a good example of how the word is used. The word in the example sentence does not match the entry word. The sentence contains offensive content. Cancel Submit. Your feedback will be reviewed. The Caribbean-flavoured festival includes steel bands and a three-mile parade.
Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web! Ting Ting. The Ting Tings. Ling Hussle. Ling Po. Ling Kai. Ling Tosite Sigure. The Buddhist Monks …. Ting a Ling a Ling … Ninjaman. A Proper Introducti… The Clovers. Ting a Ling The Clovers. Duh Yuh Ting Tommy Lee. After doing the research FH and I decided to go with gold for me and platinum for him over the above options, which is why I mention those.
When people are saying remove in an emergency, if it is difficult to remove you can lose your finger. The hospital will need to get bolt cutters and then pry the two pieces apart to get your finger free, this can take time and there have been several cases of people losing fingers because their ring was too strong. My husband got a tungsten carbide ring.
He works with his hands, and the ring is still as shiny and scratch-free as it was the day we got married. Highly recommend. I'm kinda digging the tungsten designs I've seen. But I'm not so sure about the "non-resizeable" tenancies of the material. I wouldn't worry about it being non-resizable because you can buy the rings for so cheap!
Totally the same quality as the ones you'll buy in the jewelry store too! We ordered 3 from Amazon because we kept getting my husband's size wrong, and all of them turned out to be really nice, quality rings. My husband and I both went with Tungsten and we live it. VERY scratch resistant, there are very few materials out there capable of scratching tungsten carbide.
Just get cobalt-free tungsten. My FH and I have decided to not have matching rings as well. I will have white gold with diamonds around and he's going for tungsten. He wants what the hardest metal and something black. Apparently according to other users it breaks easily in the event of an emergency, which is good to know as he's law enforcement.
FYI if you haven't picked it yet there are some sweet black tungsten rings with a "thin blue line" in the middle of them on Etsy! Edit: Here's one! I met with a few jewelers recently and they all told me that hospitals have no way to remove tungsten or titanium in an emergency, and have tools for every other metal. My uncle, grandfather and future father in law all had to have their rings cut off during surgery due to swelling, apparently it's fairly common so I just don't think it's really worth the risk!
I don't know much about steel, but that one reason is enough for my fiance to say no to those two metals. That is a myth. You can look up youtube videos about how to shatter a tungsten ring off of a finger.
They recently released some methods for removing them in a medical journal, but that doesn't make it easy or accessible to all hospitals, especially during an emergency situation. I just don't think it's worth the risk. Obviously a lot of people feel differently but I'd see that as a big con. I got my FH the tungsten because he asked for a ring that wouldn't be too terribly expensive to replace.
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The barrel bottoms are hammered inward, different areas being shaped to yield distinct pitches. When struck with rubber-tipped mallets, the instruments produce bell-like tones. A steel band typically includes pans of various pitch ranges as well as a number of nonmelodic percussion instruments.
The steel band originated on the Caribbean island of Trinidad about , an invention of poor people in Port of Spain who played music during Carnival to represent their neighbourhoods and to compete with rival bands. Initially, metal buckets, cans, and other containers were integrated into ensembles of bamboo stamping tubes, called tamboo bamboo, which provided percussion accompaniment for masquerading and singing.
Carnival was suspended for several years during World War II —45 , but the musical innovations continued. This event, which was documented in the Port of Spain Gazette , affirmed the status of the steel pan as a melody instrument, qualitatively different from its Carnival predecessors.
By the late s steel bands had become a prominent feature of Carnival in Trinidad, and by the early s the tradition had spread to other islands of the Caribbean, most notably Antigua and St. In addition to the ping pong—the highest-pitched, main melody instrument—steel bands included second pans, cuatro pans, grumblers, and booms.
Until the late s, steel band musicians in Carnival processions used single pans suspended from the neck by a strap.May 09, · The American Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist Performs "Band of Steel" Joined by Ringo Starr, Mark Dawson, Roger Johnson, David Foster, Jim Keltner, Lyle Rich, Tom Brumley, David Paich, Lee Montgomery.