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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" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 1:20 PM
Subject: 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 on
> this list might dig it though : )
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > >i wanted to share this idea : my wife visualizes a
> > >in which a chrystal coblet is placed on the platter of a
> > >an
> > >arm is constructed above the glass to "bow" the rim as it
> > >produce that old, familiar yet mysteriously beatiful tone.
> > >a great idea, so... whats the problem? ususally when
> > >wonderfull wine glass drones, on would apply just a bit of
> > >the
> > >finger to get the perfect friction for coaxing out the
> > >its not so easy to reproduce the delicate touch required
> > >crunstruction technique and lack of materials to experiment
> > >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
> > >any ideas on what we could try?
> > well, this instrument already exists;
> > i *believe* it's called the 'glass harmonica'?
> > best,
> > spltrcll / dt