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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 : )

> seisscp@washpost.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
> >an
> >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
> >the
> >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 
> >a
> >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'?
> best,
> spltrcll / dt