Denzil Fernandez was awarded the Rudolph Charles Award for his invention of the Bore
Pan, July 1984.
The bore pan is also known as the reed pan.
This pan is made with holes on the grooves around the notes, instead of the standard
grooves as on traditional pans. An effect of this is that the notes can be made smaller than on
an ordinary pan.
It is also notably easier to tune the bore pan as any interference from surrounding notes is suppressed.