An Obscure Musical Instrument, but it's got a case of wood.

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Blog entry by Karson posted 02-21-2008 05:11 AM 1329 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An obscure musical instrument. The Theremin.

My brother-in-law sent this to me, and it is truly remarkable. An instrument you play but you can’t touch it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 02-21-2008 05:14 AM

It is very strange.

Moog, the synthesizer company has been making them for years.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-21-2008 05:58 AM

Very cool…if I had one bit of musical talent, I would be tempted to get one. But since I couldn’t carry at tune in bucket, and I have the pitch of a bull elk during mateing season…the world would be a safer place if I didn’t. :-)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#3 posted 02-21-2008 06:11 AM

I’m pickin’ up good vibrations.

Beach Boys.

Good example of thermin work. That and “It Came From Planet Nine” or any of those creepy scifi flicks.


-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#4 posted 02-21-2008 11:31 AM

I first saw one of these back in the late fifties. You don’t see them too often.

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#5 posted 02-21-2008 03:02 PM

Flash from the past. To show how nerdy I am, I built one of these in the late 60’s when I was a teenager. The Beach Boys Good Vibrations was the inspiration. Thanks for the memories.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 02-21-2008 05:10 PM

Thanks Karson,

This brings back memories.

My son made one of these in his high school electronics class back in 1968.

He used two bronze welding rods for the antennas.

I think he traded it for a drum , or an amplifier.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 02-21-2008 05:14 PM

Never seen one before. Thanks for the share, Karson. I guess they weren’t in style for cowboy music when I was young.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 02-22-2008 01:36 AM

Cool! Never heard of this before, but was very interesting to see. Thanks

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 02-22-2008 09:57 AM

Great one Karson. You could have made this a guessing competition.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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