Whamola Solo #1

June 14, 2011 9:17 PM

A little field test of my newest toy. Once again, good headphones or speakers are recommended, as it tends to go subsonic. FLAC is also available.


Timbill Corder - Live Effects Manipulation
Tommy Scheurich - Whamola

posted by askmeaboutLOOM (7 comments total)

You got one! Jealous!

Not to take anything away from the live effects, but I'd love to hear the instrument without the delay, distortion, etc. as well.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:40 PM on June 14, 2011

Understandable; it's a formidable beast, but I'm wary of how effective it might be as a solo instrument without something to fill out the space, as it were. I'll give it a go this week. In the meantime, I posted a full group improv which heavily features the whamola earlier this week here.

The whamola was surprisingly inexpensive ($110 + shipping on ebay). It's durable, lightweight, and makes a helluva lot of noise for something that basically a stick, a lever, and a string. I'll bet you could make one for a lot less, too (if you can be bothered to do so--I couldn't, which is why I bought it from a guy in Idaho).
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 12:11 AM on June 15, 2011

Oh, that's a LOT cheaper than I thought those things were!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:13 AM on June 15, 2011

Yeah, this one was homemade. The higher end ones like Les Claypool uses start around $500
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 12:25 AM on June 15, 2011

posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:40 AM on June 15, 2011

I'm sure I'm wrong, but in my heart of hearts I'd love to keep on believing that a Whamola is an instrument designed to reproduce the smooth stylings of classic-period Wham.
posted by koeselitz at 8:45 PM on June 19, 2011

This track has been renamed, and will be track #5 (first of side B) of our new album, Everything You See Here. The track has been titled Sabadip Fapdapsibat.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 1:18 AM on November 5, 2011

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