one string and a can (and a Peavey amp)

January 30, 2010 3:03 AM

Ha! That's pretty great.
posted by cortex at 8:36 AM on January 30, 2010

I have to send this to my brother.
Several years ago he took the huge wooden banister from an old house he was living in in University and put a pickup on it and strung it with 6 E strings. He played it onstage a few times; it's like 10 feet long and just makes this enormous whiney drone when you play it with a bow.
But it's more for show, I guess you'd say. Artists.
posted by chococat at 10:03 AM on January 30, 2010

Far out, baby!'s a new challenge. A few of us make various versions of the Diddley-Bow (alto, tenor, soprano etc) and we record a track exclusively featuring the instrument. Obvious choice would be a version of "Who Do You Love" or "I'm A Man" - By Bo Diddley and the Diddley-Bows. Naturally, I'm kidding.... .
posted by MajorDundee at 3:35 PM on January 30, 2010

Using the transceiver out of a telephone was pretty brilliant. However, I see your string-and-tin-can-ophone and raise you a balloon bass.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 4:39 PM on January 30, 2010

While I know it ain't, I feel like this is a special gift...JUST FOR ME!!!!! The feedback at the end was friggin awesome too! Woo hoo!

(artist, tinkerer, Da Vinci, Les Paul...good shit has to come from SOMEWHERE!)
posted by snsranch at 5:10 PM on January 30, 2010

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