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Recommend me some weird instruments

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by sir juice, Apr 25, 2009.


  1. sir juice

    sir juice

    Sep 11, 2006
    London, England
    I'm really getting into funny old instruments with kinda quirky, but pleasant sounds. Nothing you'd use more than once on an album.

    Melodicas, stylophones, old casios, reed organs, that kinda thing.

    What should be added to the collection? (cheap please ;))
     
  2. mimaz

    mimaz

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    banjo









    :D:D
     
  3. sir juice

    sir juice

    Sep 11, 2006
    London, England
    I got a banjo ukelele already, try me.
     
  4. COWBELL, I need more COWBELL
     
  5. mimaz

    mimaz

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    You said "quirky", and the first thing that popped into my goofy little mind.......

    :p
     
  6. elpezpr

    elpezpr

    Feb 7, 2008
    PR
    Mellotron
    Hurdy Gurdy
    Bazantar
     
  7. sir juice

    sir juice

    Sep 11, 2006
    London, England
    Let's be talking more percussion too (OOOOOOBVIIIIOOOOUUUUUUUSLY I have a cowbell)
     
  8. Balalaika
     
  9. Vibra harp=Vibes
     
  10. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    Jew's harp and theremin.

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  11. Glockenspiel
     
  12. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Kazoo!....oh wait, you said pleasant sounding, scratch that.:)
     
  13. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I have this weird percussion instrument, but I have no idea what it's called. It is a piece of spring metal attached to a handle and two little balls on two smaller pieces of spring metal on either side of the larger piece. You hold it by the handle with your thumb on the end of the larger metal piece, and shake it so the balls knock on it, and you push your thumb on the metal piece to change the pitch of its ringing. I can remember hearing this contraption in old cartoons when they are depicting a tornado blowing stuff around.
     
  14. Rain stick
     
  15. Dulcimers
    Autoharps
    Mandolins
     
  16. Washboard
     
  17. Wobble board

     
  18. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Insert cool nickname? Nobody's given me one yet. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
    Kazoo (Metal sounds much better than plastic, but still may not be "pleasant").
    Thumb Piano
    Spoons (Made of different woods/metals for different flavors).
    Tibetan singing bowl Hmmm. A good one ain't cheap though.
     
  19. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    Jug.
     
  20. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    As a hoot at an avant-garde show, I replaced the mouthpiece of a tenor saxophone with a duck call. I called it the quacksophone, of course.
     

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