The Gubal is a musical instrument developed by the Swiss company PANArt Hang Manufacturing Ltd.. It is a vessel made of PANArt's patented Pang, a deep drawn sheet steel permeated by iron nitride needles. Pang was developed by PANArt for steelpan construction in the middle of the 1990s. Examining the characteristics of their new material the PANArt tuners Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner created a number of different Pang instruments. In the year 2001 they introduced the Hang. The Gubal was the first Pang instrument that was developed after the Hang. It was introduced in Summer 2013 on occasion of the 20th anniversary of PANArt. The name Gubal is registered as trademark for musical instruments by PANArt Hang Manufacturing Ltd.
The Gubal has some similarities to the Hang but also some important differences that caused its developers to give the instrument a new name.
Gubal may refer to:
- an island in the Strait of Gubal in the Gulf of Suez
- a Bronze Age name of the Canaanite city Byblos
- a musical instrument developed by PANArt Hang Manufacturing Ltd.: Gubal (instrument)