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Odd Creations

A place to show and discuss odd and unusual instruments

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Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2014

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A group to showcase and discuss building and playing odd or unusual instruments.

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Weird Instruments

Started by Ted Crocker Jul 14, 2012. 0 Replies

Weird Musical InstrumentsCymbalom Contrabass Saxophone Guy plays amazing instrument at Trance Festival Amazing Vietnamese Guy with Weird Musical Instruments in SFO a strange-looking…Continue

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Glass Armonica

Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jan 21, 2010. 1 Reply

The glass armonica, also known as glass harmonica, was invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. It consists of glass bowls tuned by size, mounted one inside each other with cork on a metal spindle. The…Continue

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Comment by Randy S. Bretz on July 16, 2010 at 9:13pm
http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Museum/museum.html Didn`t know where to put this link so I stuck it in this group. There are some awesome stringed creations of old time builds on here- well worth a look.
Comment by Elmar Zeilhofer on March 1, 2010 at 7:04pm
that beer bottle organ below is inspiring!! currently I'm building a bottle organ with a MIDI input to use it as a music box. Today I wound my first solenoid valve.. Gonna post a pic soon ;-) Would be glad to share ideas with somebody who also is interested in MIDI-Wind Organ stuff...
Comment by Alex on January 28, 2010 at 5:30pm
42 string pikasso guitar
Comment by Alex on January 28, 2010 at 5:30pm

Comment by colin mcgrath on January 9, 2010 at 9:38am
cool group. A lot of you may already know about the site oddmusic.com. Cool stuff there. this is just one thing, the beer bottle organ.

Comment by LJ on January 9, 2010 at 7:30am
http://www.oddmusic.com/

Here is a site I found that is just chock full of interesting yett odd instruments.
Comment by Ted Crocker on December 13, 2009 at 5:31pm

Comment by Ted Crocker on December 13, 2009 at 5:29pm
Sure LJ, add the LBow. Haven't seen that in a while. The thing with the drone strings and the handle & wheel is a hurdy gurdy.
Comment by LJ on December 13, 2009 at 5:26pm
is my LBow odd enough for this room? I love the inclusion of spock and the space babe. but what is the name of this thing with the drone strings?
Comment by Ted Crocker on December 11, 2009 at 4:16pm

 

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