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Egypt string instruments or how to get that sound?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Demon, May 10, 2006.

  1. Demon


    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
    Anyone know what the name is of that egypt instrument that makes that sound in the begining of for example The Mad Arab by Mercyful Fate? That "typical" egypt string sound, know wich one imean? Anyone know what instrument that is, or how to get that sound on bass or guitar?
  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    It's a Warwick.
  3. any sound samples of what you are talking about?
  4. Demon


    Mar 17, 2006
    Sweden, Stockholm
  5. I got a new computer recently, but don't have speakers yet, so I can't hear the clip.

    I have a feeling that the sound you might be referring to is that of an Egyptian Oud. (rhymes with the word food)

    It's an Egyptian version of a mandolin. www.kylemusic.com/category/Ouds/catid.75/top.1

    I almost bought one as a photo prop, but instead bought a Turkish Saz. It sounds like a mandolin, but the two lowest strings have a guitar-like quality about them.

    A Celtic harp and either an Oud or a Lute are next on my list.

    Check out all the unusual instruments here. www.kylemusic.com

    I could also be wrong. ;)


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