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The 6 Most Insanely Huge Musical Instruments
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: The 6 Most Insanely Huge Musical Instruments Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

antimon just dumped this link into the chat right before he he went to bed

http://www.cracked.com/article_19915_the-6-most-insanely-huge-musical-instruments.html

Some nice stuff there!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Where is the Telharmonium? It used an entire power plant and 12 steam engines!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ahhh, yes! Thaddeus Cahill and his magnificent Telharmonium! A 200 ton electromechanical additive synthesizer from two centuries back.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How about Tonto?

And for the record, the Earth Harp is fake. Anyone who has played any stringed insrument should see what is wrong with that picture.

Any engineers care to tell us how tight a string would have to be to play a middle C when the string is hundreds of feet long? Tighter than any known material can withstand, perhaps?

Vibrations on the long strings may be used to trigger some device but they are not making the sounds this charlatan plays in performance.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A E J O T Z wrote:
And for the record, the Earth Harp is fake. Anyone who has played any stringed insrument should see what is wrong with that picture.

Any engineers care to tell us how tight a string would have to be to play a middle C when the string is hundreds of feet long? Tighter than any known material can withstand, perhaps?

Vibrations on the long strings may be used to trigger some device but they are not making the sounds this charlatan plays in performance.


Actually ... I have played with very long strings and they do make fascinating sounds!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

long strings are cool.. Cool


http://www.ellenfullman.com/TechRider.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_string_instrument
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