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Post by MKULTRA » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:48 am

What is the end and does the means justify it? I use guitars as triggering devices and sound sources. At times the familiar "sound" that is recognized as a guitar remains and other times not. The visual aspect has no bearing on what I am after or trying to accomplish. A great example is feedback generation, manipulation and control. A vibrating string offers many options and how that string is deployed could very well be on a guitar. I assure you that even though the form may be recognizable as a guitar very un-guitar like sounds can be produced through manipulation and processing.


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Post by Misomusist » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 am

Neat, did you buy the pickup under the sympathetic strings, or is it from another old instrument? That kind of flat pickup would be useful for me, I've been using acoustic clip on types, but that looks similarly thin.
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Post by MKULTRA » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:43 pm

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The upper pickup is from an old Teisco ET-400something, the model where the pickups screw onto an aluminum pick guard. These pickups sound fantastic, especially with short scale unwound strings. Very handy that they are about 5/16th" tall. The headstock has provisions for a contact mic and magnetic pickup. I routed a shallow channel in the neck for the wires before gluing on the Duralumin fingerboard. This guitar works quite well as a fretless instrument and is a solid platform for prepared explorations. A slide and an E-bow is a good time. The upper section now has it's own straight wired output jack. A volume pedal is used for control. The headstock pickups, when deployed, are wired to a stereo jack with a stacked pot handling volume. The bridge and neck pickups are wired in a standard configuration with a switch and volume knob. When the mood hits I string it with the extra 3 treble strings and tune them to whatever intervals work at the time.

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Post by Misomusist » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:15 pm

What is Duralumin?
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Post by MKULTRA » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:36 am

Misomusist wrote:What is Duralumin?
Duralumin was the trade name for Duraluminum. It is aluminum that is alloyed with copper and age hardened. We used to call it Dural, today it is IADS 2000 series. The stuff I had was/is 2048.

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"More social welfare" ??

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untitled wrote:"More social welfare" ??
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Liverbirds is an awesome name for a band.
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I seem to recall a TV show by that name.
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