Guitar piano mod!

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  1. Iván

    Iván Active Member

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    I'm not entirely sure what's going on there? Is he hammering on those keys to make the sound? How is he managing it sound so fast?

    I am interested in the concept. The sort of movements required to use something like this is easier on my joints than that used for strumming and picking. Oh, this can also make your chord notes ring out together by slapping the whole thing, right? That's nice too. I like hitting things (I should be a drummer :D) I wouldn't have it on all my guitars, but maybe just one.

    I'm intrigued...
     
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    Well, a lousy player like me could use this for some home recording, I guess...

    But then I couldn't perform those things live, becouse there's no way I'm hauling that ugly thing around on my SG. :ohno:

    Probably costs more than hiring a competent guitarist, too. :wave:
     
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    This looks pretty interesting. Maybe I should get one for my acoustic...:hmm:
     
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    I'm still trying to master the kalimba, but this is cool, for the percussively inclined.
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
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    Reminds me of a baby hammer dulcimer device on steroids!
    Kinda cute I suppose. Folks are making all sorts of doo-dads for things nowadays. Never ceases to amaze me....

    Oh, and Ivan, check the signature now......
    And a little defiant attitude is a healthy thing no?:dunno:
    'Course it killed the Spartans, but they did it with style!
     
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    I want one. I like the expanded capability it allows, and would be great for confusing an audience. Plus, its only $30.00.
     
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    @smitty_p $30? Knowing prices these days I was expecting another 0. :laugh2:
     
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    It's an old idea.

    Marxophone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    This is a zither-like instrument played with little hammers.

    "The right hand plays the melody strings by depressing spring steel strips that hold small lead hammers over the strings. A brief stab on a metal strip bounces the hammer off a string pair to produce a single note. Holding the strip down makes the hammer bounce on the double strings, which produces a mandolin-like tremolo."
     
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    [​IMG]
    Clavichord LePante; v2.0
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
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    I've seen it before. Well, not exactly it, but... kind off.
     

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    You had to go and post a REAL instrument, the clavichord, beloved of JS Bach.

    It wasn't loud enough for concerts, it was a home instrument, but you could play relative loud and soft dynamics and a vibrato from the touch of the keyboard.
     

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