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Re: question on bowing, looping mechanisms
Wasn't it invented by Benjamin Franklyn ?
PS Tried the Ebow on reverb spring - I WON'T be incorporating that into my
set anytime in the future - too much of a cacophony for me - some others
this list might dig it though : )
> email@example.com writes:
> >i wanted to share this idea : my wife visualizes a "turn-table
> >in which a chrystal coblet is placed on the platter of a turn-table and
> >arm is constructed above the glass to "bow" the rim as it rotates to
> >produce that old, familiar yet mysteriously beatiful tone. its seems
> >a great idea, so... whats the problem? ususally when creating those
> >wonderfull wine glass drones, on would apply just a bit of vinager on
> >finger to get the perfect friction for coaxing out the harmonics-
> >its not so easy to reproduce the delicate touch required with crude
> >crunstruction technique and lack of materials to experiment with. has
> >anyone tried to build something similar to this? i think this would
> >great stage piece for our unusual brand of music (loops loops!) but the
> >most important final element would be the "finger" part of the
> >any ideas on what we could try?
> well, this instrument already exists;
> i *believe* it's called the 'glass harmonica'?
> spltrcll / dt