Forum Home Forum Home > Other music related lounges > Tech Talk
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Unconventional Instruments Appreciation
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Unconventional Instruments Appreciation

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
Guldbamsen View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Retired Admin

Joined: January 22 2009
Location: Flux Capacitor
Status: Offline
Points: 19595
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2017 at 13:39
A bit of a bump just because I saw a Faust vid where they were playing power tools on stage. Also it'd be interesting to hear what kind of strange and bizarre instruments members of PA know of/play (perchance?).
“The Guide says there is an art to flying or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

- Douglas Adams
Back to Top
Larkstongue41 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: July 07 2015
Location: Eastern Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 586
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Larkstongue41 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2017 at 22:09
Thought you guys might find this as funny as I did


"Larks' tongues. Wrens' livers. Chaffinch brains. Jaguars' earlobes. Wolf nipple chips. Get 'em while they're hot. They're lovely. Dromedary pretzels, only half a denar."
Back to Top
Davesax1965 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 23 2013
Location: Macclesfield
Status: Offline
Points: 1219
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 06:25
Thanks for starting the thread, Guldbamsen. 

I'm a huge fan of unusual instruments. From Jazzophones - double belled trumpets - to Benedikt Eppelsheim's Tubax (look it up, scary) - to exotic Afghan rababs.... great. 

Here's my current absolute favourite - the Vegetable Orchestra. Anyone for broccoli ???


MACCLESFIELD ILLUMINATI
https://brotherhoodofthemachine.bandcamp.com/
Back to Top
Davesax1965 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 23 2013
Location: Macclesfield
Status: Offline
Points: 1219
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 06:27
PS This takes some believing, but.... well, I'll have a Tubax and an Eb contrabass sax, please. 

MACCLESFIELD ILLUMINATI
https://brotherhoodofthemachine.bandcamp.com/
Back to Top
Davesax1965 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 23 2013
Location: Macclesfield
Status: Offline
Points: 1219
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 06:28
Eb contrabass... yep, no fake.... 


MACCLESFIELD ILLUMINATI
https://brotherhoodofthemachine.bandcamp.com/
Back to Top
Davesax1965 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 23 2013
Location: Macclesfield
Status: Offline
Points: 1219
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 06:31
And let's go lower. 

This is unbelievable. Adolph sax designed, but never made one of these..... the J'elle Stainer sub-contrabass sax.


MACCLESFIELD ILLUMINATI
https://brotherhoodofthemachine.bandcamp.com/
Back to Top
Mascodagama View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Online
Points: 2417
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 06:44
^^^^ I have witnessed Count Stakula playing the mighty Tubax at an Alamaailman Vasarat gig and it was awesome. The only other unusual instrument deployed that night was the theremin.

For sheer vibration though it's hard to beat Tokyo Chutei Iki, a band consisting of thirteen Japanese guys who ALL play baritone sax. First time I saw them was in quite a small room, and when those thirteen saxes hit a riff in unison I could feel it with my whole body.

Edited by Mascodagama - May 16 2017 at 06:49
Back to Top
Davesax1965 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 23 2013
Location: Macclesfield
Status: Offline
Points: 1219
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 06:57
Fantastic. I had a baritone for a short while - which I regret selling. Bb Sioma Paris, made about 1935, Otto Link metal mouthpiece. Fantastic to play. They're actually one of the easier members of the sax family to play. Soprano is by far the most difficult due to the embouchere. I also have problems with them sliding out of my fat hands. 
MACCLESFIELD ILLUMINATI
https://brotherhoodofthemachine.bandcamp.com/
Back to Top
Mascodagama View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Online
Points: 2417
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 07:07
Also worthy of mention here are Yoch'ko Seffer's sound sculptures, which are played on some of his solo albums:

Back to Top
Mascodagama View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Online
Points: 2417
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 07:20
Originally posted by Davesax1965 Davesax1965 wrote:

Fantastic. I had a baritone for a short while - which I regret selling. Bb Sioma Paris, made about 1935, Otto Link metal mouthpiece. Fantastic to play. They're actually one of the easier members of the sax family to play. Soprano is by far the most difficult due to the embouchere. I also have problems with them sliding out of my fat hands. 


Nice. I do love the sound of the baritone. Pepper Adams was great on that horn.

Not a sax player myself but I always heard it was very hard to get a consistently good tone on soprano.

Coltrane and Wayne Shorter always seemed to manage OK though.



Edited by Mascodagama - May 16 2017 at 07:21
Back to Top
Davesax1965 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 23 2013
Location: Macclesfield
Status: Offline
Points: 1219
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davesax1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 07:41
Yep, they sold their soul to Beelzebub and Rico reeds. ;-)
MACCLESFIELD ILLUMINATI
https://brotherhoodofthemachine.bandcamp.com/
Back to Top
Vompatti View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar
VIP Member

Joined: October 22 2005
Location: Atlantis
Status: Online
Points: 60164
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2017 at 08:22
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.