This one’s a weird combination between a westernised Kora harp design and a Cloche (those domed food covers used by waiters etc.) It was a prototype and knocked together pretty quickly but the end result i’m pretty happy with! the bowl resonates and hums pretty nicely, you can even do a few singing bowl techniquesContinue reading “Cloche Harp”
Very similar in theory to the Shouty Box, only with a much larger resonating chamber area, hopefully resulting in a slight echo effect…
This is Bendjo MKII, a few modifications and improvements from the original and an attempt at making it fancy by the headstock too… This one’s for awesome guitarist Jake… here’s some of his links: http://www.youtube.com/xJakexGuyx http://www.myspace.com/experimentsineuphony http://www.youtube.com/experimentsineuphony http://www.last.fm/user/JakeGuy
The shouty box for Hecktate’s vocalist and good friend Jon is my first attempt to create a microphone from scratch. The contact mic is attached to a metal plate which is in turn connected to the resonant chamber and base with springs. This is in order to help pick up the vibrations and transfer themContinue reading “Hecktate’s Shouty Box”
Pringle Tube Hurdy Gurdy – Megafail. Mic’d Bendjo for awesome guitarist Jake Gold Shouty Mic Box for Hecktate vocalist Jon Echoey Mic tube for Myself misc attachments for the Clampophone Piezo’d Foot stomper pics and info to follow shortly!
The Steel Rod Box has been featured on the fantastic website The Oddstrument Collection. It’s an amazing site and i’ve gathered quite a lot of inspiration/ideas from their pages, go check ’em out and sign up to their newly launched community pages while you’re at it!
I knocked this one out in a few hours, i’m very much a pick something up, measure it once problem-solve later kind of person, so this is the result of having a spare chocolate tin lying about! I’ve made the bridge on the tin close to the ‘fretboard’ and much higher than it should be,Continue reading “The Bendjo”
This latest thingymajig was inspired very much by the ridiculous and amazing Daxophone. the idea for the Clampophone is simple, sandwich a contact mic between some wood, clamp bits onto said wood, pick up the vibrations of said clamped item and make them loud with the resonating box + the contact mic. This would reallyContinue reading “Clampophone”
For reasons unclear, my father has a few boxes of unused spinal surgery equipment and tools in the garage. including a whole heap load of stainless steel rods that are threaded the entire length. Something had to be done. So i’ve come up with the Steel Rod Box, rods of varying width screwed in onContinue reading “The Steel Rod Box”
Pringle tubes have fantastic resonance! pick up an empty one and play it like a bongo, it doesn’t sound too shabby does it? taking this one step further i decided to make a few little alterations, and hey-presto! i give you the 2 string Pringle harp and the Pringle tube Ektara! The harpContinue reading “Pringle Tubes”