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RE: Martini skewers, Alligator Clips and Capoes, Oh My!!!

Very interesting. I want to hear it too! But where? Where I can get to this
KPIG archive broadcast???


> lance g. wrote:
> "i've been listening to the KPIG archive webcast, and i must say
> i'm totally
> blown away by you guys! makes me very sorry to have missed the
> shows...i do
> have a technical question for you rick: what gear did you have
> with you for
> that interview? in particular, there were some really lovely tapped 
> thrummed and reverberated tones in your piece (layed over the groovy
> syncopated
> gamelan-like bed), starting around 9:50 or so...did your signal go 
> anything particularly exotic, or was that just your superlative
> alligator-clip
> & martini stick technique? oh, and what did you mix through?"
> I was just using a line 6 pedal with my bass capoed up as high as it 
> go,  alligator clips randomly placed on the strings and then
> malleting with
> these awesome martini skewers that I found that have large
> translucent blue
> tiki heads on the ends of them.
> When I play hammered/bowed/slide mandolin (the only kind of
> mandolin I play,
> unfortunatetly)  I can use these skewers as
> hammers with very good multiple bounce capabilites or I can use
> them as mini
> 'slides'.  They are awesome and I got them at a trendy
> retro kitsch store in Santa Cruz for $2.50 for a set of 8.
> I relied a lot on the line 6 modellers' wonderful backwards/forwards/half
> speed/double speed characteristics to create parts that
> were an octave higher or lower.  Using this technique, I play a normal
> rhythmic ostinato, half the speed and then play a skeletal
> double speed rhythm to the slowed down rhythm.  By bumping it
> back to normal
> speed, I now have a rhythmic line that is
> twice as vast and an octave higher.............instant abstract drum and
> bass ;-)
> Steve Lawson used a line 6 pedal also and his very cool Lexicon guitar
> effects processor.  I thought I had the line 6 pedal wired until I saw 
> play and get all of the extraordinarily wierd effects out of his.  He
> doesn't even use an expression pedal.....what an inspration.   Max, I
> believe, was also using an aligatored bass through a Line 6 on that 
> I started the piece for about 30 seconds, Steve joined for a minute or so
> and Max finally entered.  It came out really cool........kind of
> a psychotic
> gamelan feel, don't you think?
> yours,  Rick (loop.pool)