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Old 01-27-2010, 06:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Hah, that's a brilliant vid Petula

It's perhaps not super-unusual, but for the sake of mentioning something exciting in this thread, I'll mention the Chapman Stick used for example by Tony Levin from King Crimson.

Here's Mr. Chapman demonstrating it :



Here it is in action in KC's song "Elephant Talk" from Discipline released in 1981

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Old 01-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Page & Plant live with an amazing hurdy gurdy player:
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Maybe not as weird as some of these but when They Might Be Giants played in New Haven there was a euphonium solo. I found a youtube clip of a bunch of moments of the show, and they mention it about 1:29 but for some reason the actual euphonium got cut out

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:48 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i sorta play bowed guitar (i still need to arch the bridge so i can play more precise)
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:40 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Eugene Chadbourne has a homemade instrument he calls "The Electric Rake."
Its a lawn rake with a guitar pickup attached to it.
I saw him use it at a show once. There was a bald guy sitting in the front row, and Eugene walked over to him and scraped the rake over his head a few times and then held the rake like a guitar and started hitting the tines. He then moved over to a window and scraped the glass up and down with the rake. Odd sounds indeed!
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:33 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Not as unusual as snales or a typewriter, its a flute instrument known as a 'Gaita'. You can see it on my Avatar.

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P.S the Chapman stick is a really interesting sounding instrument.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:10 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I now flute and piano aren't unusual instruments but for me this guy is unusual

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Old 02-10-2010, 10:25 AM   #29 (permalink)
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that one-string bass that les claypool plays (the sh*t out of) is pretty rad. if you haven't seen it, it's just one string and a stick and the pitch is determined not by frets but by the fact that the string is attached to this giant torque lever at the top.

another bjork thing i saw was on a live youtube vid. from her volta tour... there was this guy with a round table... looked like a poker table, with "chips" lined up around the edge and everything, but the tabletop was glowing blue, and the chips, which were actually shapes (say like x's and y's) were moved around on the table... added.. subtracted from the table, and between them was this lightning. i take it that to stretch two of the shape's distance was to alter the circuit thusly creating new sound.

i downloaded a vst called joy synth cuz it kinda looked like the same idea, but the sound was ****e or the whole thing was just beyond me. anyway, it was neat.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:53 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I saw Sleepytime Gorilla Museum last April, and they have not one, but two sledgehammer dulcimers. And the percussionist/guitarist/clarinet player was beating on old metal dish tubs and bicycle spokes among other things. And the first opener was playing a strange configuration of computer and radio parts, a television and Wii remotes.

I saw That One Guy with his homemade instrument "The Magic Pipe", and then he played a saw and a boot. Cool stuff.
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