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Forum topic by unclearthur posted 01-31-2018 06:32 AM 415 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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unclearthur

193 posts in 1986 days


01-31-2018 06:32 AM

Hi all. I ran across these in a shop in Japan last year; all I have is the picture now.

I think its meant to be placed on a door so that it plays when you open the door?

Anyways I am interested in making one, and wondering if anyone had any design advice eg: materials, dimensions for the cavity, wire type, tension, etc ........ I don’t want to get carried away, not trying to make a musical instrument, but at same time if it sounds lousy it’ll be a waste of time. And I imagine the balls need to be pretty heavy / dense – how to find those?

Thanks for any suggestions.


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Woodknack

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 07:44 AM

They are called door harps


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unclearthur

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#2 posted 02-01-2018 12:07 AM

Thanks Rick. I didn’t know what it was called, now I can see quite a few of them by googling.

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