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    Posted: May 26 2013 at 07:35
I have a thing for strange instruments - be that percussion, reeds, synths, string instruments, homemade contraptions and the list literally goes on and on...

Some instruments even seem to have the ability to play every other instrument in the world. I mean just take a look at this bad-ass thing called the Eigen harpShocked



Anyhoo - this thread is about the weird and eccentric music instruments out there, and I would love to see what you guys can bring to the table. We may even have some players out there who play water tuba, or some other wonderfully bizarre thingBig smile

I'll leave you with the fabulous sauerkraut synth:

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2013 at 07:43
Gotta love the Mbira tooHeart 
I think it sounds beautiful:

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How 'bout hang drum?


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Hurdy gurdy




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My band used to use an anglegrinder & circular saw blades, we also simultaneously had things like mandolin, bodhran, shakuhachi, and so froth. These days we've stopped using anglegrinders & circular saw blades, and instead we have homemade noise toys
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Originally posted by Tuzvihar Tuzvihar wrote:

How 'bout hang drum?




Yes, I love these things! I'd very much like to get my hands on one of em. I am pretty good with my fingers, and I just love the small sneaky tricks you can do with it.
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Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

My band used to use an anglegrinder & circular saw blades, we also simultaneously had things like mandolin, bodhran, shakuhachi, and so froth. These days we've stopped using anglegrinders & circular saw blades, and instead we have homemade noise toys


Anglegrinder n saw blades? I'd definitely like to hear thatBig smile
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WowLOL
I've never heard about this man before, but I seriously need to go find an album after having seen this vid! PA material? Who cares - it's wonderfully strange. Just take a look at the instruments involved:

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Cool! What about Pat Metheny's Orchestrion?

I'm just thinking I should add it to my Instruments Blog Tongue






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I really like Jordan rudess's fingerboard continuum and his guitar/keyboard hybrid he has going on the last few years.
Raving and drooling I leaned on his neck with a screeeeeeeamm! ;)
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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

I really like Jordan rudess's fingerboard continuum and his guitar/keyboard hybrid he has going on the last few years.
Yeah, I guess that's the Marcodi Harpejii
 

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Garbage cans a la Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

edit: a lot of the other homemade sh*t they use too


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Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:


Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

I really like Jordan rudess's fingerboard continuum and his guitar/keyboard hybrid he has going on the last few years.
Yeah, I guess that's the Marcodi Harpejii 




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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Garbage cans a la Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

edit: a lot of the other homemade sh*t they use too


Oh like Slipknot?Tongue
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Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

Cool! What about Pat Metheny's Orchestrion?

I'm just thinking I should add it to my Instruments Blog Tongue






Nice, thanks GerardSmile

and sorry for stealing your mojo man - I didn't realize you already had a blog covering strange instrumentsEmbarrassed
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Ever wish you could play the whale?

Look no further - the hydrocordion makes your dreams come true:

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I think I've found Jon Anderson's replacement in Yes. Take a look at this highly spirited guy from Namibia:


And then there's this, which I can't quite explain. Kuala Lumpur airport obviously keeps it pretty fresh in regards to gigs:

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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

 

Nice, thanks GerardSmile

and sorry for stealing your mojo man - I didn't realize you already had a blog covering strange instrumentsEmbarrassed
No worries, my blog is about instruments frequently used in prog in general, not particularly strange ones, so this thread still makes perfect sense Tongue




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Thanks for the linkThumbs Up
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Someone had to post this one sooner or later:

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