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Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - Part 3

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Re: Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - Part 3

Postby Dave B » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:03 am

These are great. I never thought I'd see/hear Ra Ra Rasputin on a Tesla coil ... I was wrong!!
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Re: Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - Part 3

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:37 pm

I have contemplated building a yaybahar on a number of occasions but it never really makes it up the project list. Possibly because I have nowhere large enough to actually set it up and play it.
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Re: Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - Part 3

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:30 pm

And why use such small drum heads? Imagine using the biggest orchestral bass drum heads money could buy!
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Re: Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - Part 3

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:57 pm

Last lockdown I finally got around to building a 'Joe Bass' (named for the percussionist mate who came up with the idea*), it's basically (sorry...) a bass banjo built (I resisted the temptation to say 'based') on a kick drum. It works remarkably well and sounds pretty good, surprisingly bright but I'm about to fit flat wound strings which should sort that out.



* I know bass banjos have existed for a long time but my other mate who built the original named his version for Joe so I'm acknowledging the inspiration.
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Re: Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - Part 3

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:43 am

Too cool!
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Re: Unusual and Strange Musical Instruments Compilation - Part 3

Postby Ben Asaro » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:01 pm

Loving these videos, very inspiring! Not a lot of synthesis going on, however. :)
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