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Hurdy-Gurdy Rock Guitar? (Hat Tip to Donovan ;-)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:31 pm
by dubbmann
Hi all,

Did you ever wake up in the morning and ask yourself "I wonder what AC/DC sounds like played on a hurdy-gurdy?" Me neither but courtesy of the magic that is YouTube's suggestion algorithm this vid popped up in my feed. It's probably a bad sign that I immediately went to Google and searched for used hurdy-gurdies. You've been warned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqHeOcItSkQ

Cheers,

d

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:41 am
by zenguitar
Bookmarked earlier...

Just listened. Then listened to part 2.

For 20+ years I've been tempted to build a hardy gurdy or an electric hardy gurdy. I am further tempted.

Thanks :thumbup:

Andy :beamup:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:06 am
by resistorman
I thought hardy gurdys were something entirely different :oops:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:38 am
by Music Wolf
A Hardy-Gardy is just a Hurdy-Gurdy after 6 pints of cider.

Am I the only one who could see a serious Health and Safety issue there? She needs to tie her hair back because all the way through I was on the edge of my seat expecting her to get tangled up in the handle.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:44 am
by Sam Inglis
I've been hopnig to pick up a used hurdy-gurdy for ages but they always seem to be very expensive... sigh.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:30 am
by SecretSam
When I first saw the video I thought it was a wind-up.



Ho, ho, ho

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:50 am
by Alba
If you can watch this and keep a straight face you win a toffee apple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXm8JdC4k4c

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:22 pm
by resistorman
Alba wrote:If you can watch this and keep a straight face you win a toffee apple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXm8JdC4k4c
No toffee apple for me then :(

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:00 pm
by BJG145
Although AC/DC did use bagpipes...

https://youtu.be/-sUXMzkh-jI?t=70

(My favourite heavy rock gurdy player is Storm Seeker's ex-player Patty Gurdy.)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:04 pm
by BigRedX
Does a hurdy-gurdy always sound like that or is there some guitar-like distortion being applied to the sound?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:14 pm
by BJG145
That's quite processed. If you want to hear a real pro on an electro-acoustic gurdy through a distortion pedal, check out Gregory Jolivet.

https://youtu.be/M7GKs9XLfUo

(The rhythmic buzzing is produced by a crank technique called "coup-de-poignet".)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:58 pm
by Martin Walker
You know I wasn't expecting to spend so much time playing hurdy gurdy videos, but this really is a fascinating instrument, and I disappeared down the rabbit hole.

Great stuff!


Martin

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:00 pm
by Martin Walker
BJG145 wrote:That's quite processed. If you want to hear a real pro on an electro-acoustic gurdy through a distortion pedal, check out Gregory Jolivet.

https://youtu.be/M7GKs9XLfUo

(The rhythmic buzzing is produced by a crank technique called "coup-de-poignet".)

Oh wow - now I'm in love. This is gorgeously aggressive! 8-)


Martin

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:13 pm
by Dr Huge Longjohns
Not my cup of tea. I think I've developed hurdy immunity.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:57 pm
by Arpangel