Creativity without bikes

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  1. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    I took pair of sticks around a room once seeing what made the right noises. Some skulls resonate beautifully.
     
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    I've found there's no car that can't be turned into a most capable drum kit while playing along to the radio at highway speeds!
     
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    Very nice Sir Lud! I was thinking of you this past weekend while in Cleveland. Visited a restaurant where the decorative motif was that of early Americana items. Must have been 8 tin washboards. Think of you every time I see one. And now I find I missed another opportunity. Several weeks ago we had an auction of a collection of Medical related items for the past couple hundred years. Gathered national attention and prices were astronomical. Could have purchased several skulls fer ya if you would have been willing to pay up. Oh well, nice vid and you look good in your "kit"

    Dan
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    I decided to star in my own life, and I now appear to be some sort of inspiration to younger players. If I'm not careful, I'll turn out to be a Good Example, and that's worrying.
     
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    Ha! I can identify with the "star in my own life" reference, but as to being some sort of inspiration, not too sure about that. I will say at this point, give the folks what they want. It is nice to see you appreciated for your musical talent, and the fact you are still getting after it is wonderful. I'm sure you'll be remembered for it in a positive way and you can't ask for much more than that.

    Dan
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Music's beautiful, it's unending in the things to learn. Players in their 90s practice so they can get better at it.
     
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    More coats will occur. I bought some more paint today.
     
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    The music proceeds. Last Wednesday, we got a band together despite ill health of two players for a feature spot at an open mic. We went down well; tonight we did a normal 3 song slot at a different one, also went down well, but I'm more pleased with this one because the audience was mostly musicians (who tend to analyse and think about what they hear). When they're clapping and cheering, you know you're doing it right.

    The first picture is of the first Wednesay, with our singer, Arun, the second picture is a last minute guest and emergency replacement if Arun wasn't well enough, Nathaniel. He's a big old fashioned blues shouter, he quite rocked this English working class audience back on it's heels, they'd never been exposed to that sort of power before. Mission accomplished as far as I'm concerned, people now know there's something beyond la la music.


    Raven 9-1-2019 Blues Bandits.png Raven 9-1-2019 Nathaniel and the Engine Room.png
     
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    Very nice, old fella. Maybe I'll drop in some night!
    Dan
     
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    Less of the "old", these are Magnificent Silver Highlights, I'll have you know! Not grey, no, never! Silver, d'you hear me? Silver.


    Scuse me, got to go and sit down now, catch my breath.

    ps

    Silver! :)
     
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    "Old Silver" it is!
     
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    I finally found a picture!! Little brother and the Hitty Thing!


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    I think those are available at Walmart in this country.

    Dan
     
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    Busker Hitty. 1 x baking tray, 1 x roasting drainy thing tray, some bits of wood and 10 screws. It was intended to be a resonant washboard, but it turns out the flat face sounds better when hit with sticks. Think of it as being like a rimshot on a snare drum.

    If I find a reasonable source of compatible parts, I will make a few and see if the cajon bangers of the open mic world will go for them. The brushes are made from little bits of cane that hold wobbly flowers up. To stop the inner strands from migrating, an inch of the end is dipped in PVA and left to soak for an hour or two, then the clamping rings (sounds better than Poundland hose clips) are tightened. Once dry/cured, you're in business.

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    I approve Sir Lud!

    Dan
     
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    Latest purchase, I don't know how to make these out of scrap. The intention is to clip some to the guitar lead in to the Phoenix amp, and some on the feed to the speaker. The Phoenix is a 1970s design, and picks up all the 50hz and lots of radio signal that it never encountered when new. I am informed that ferrite collars are the thing to try, they act as damping agents for unwanted signals.

    If they work, I will be able to use the huge tone of the amp in unison with the Stratocaster I own, and it's tonal range.

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    Ludwig, if need be can you use more than one per wire?

    Steve.
     
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    More than one wire? The Phoenix is a twin channel device, valve pre amp, solid state second stage. The range of tone is exquisite, and being crippled by external noise sources is frustrating. Mind you, they may have got the advertising wrong.

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    I meant the guitar feed and the wire to the speaker. If one is good what can more than one per lead be but much better.
     
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    From someone who has no knowledge about what you are speaking...… more is always better!
    That applies to everything! (doesn't it?)
     
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