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Re: question on bowing, looping mechanisms

Yeah, I think it was.  Or at least Franklin invented an
instrument like the one we're describing, whatever it's really

I seem to think that this instrument was also the one Jimmy Page
was playing on the beach or whatever in the film The Song
Remains The Same.


----- Original Message -----
From: "whiteoakstudios" <whiteoakstudios@supanet.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: question on bowing, looping mechanisms

> Yes,
> Wasn't it invented by Benjamin Franklyn ?
> Gareth
> 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 on
> this list might dig it though : )
> > seisscp@washpost.com writes:
> > >i wanted to share this idea : my wife visualizes a
> hurdy-gurdy"
> > >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
> like
> > >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
> however,
> > >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 make
> > >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 mechanism.
> > >any ideas on what we could try?
> >
> > well, this instrument already exists;
> > i *believe* it's called the 'glass harmonica'?
> > best,
> > spltrcll / dt
> >