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Disarm is an Orchestra of Instruments Made from Weapons

Disarm is an Orchestra of Instruments Made from Weapons
This is not your typical orchestra. The instruments look especially unusual, and that’s because each of them is made using decommissioned weapons. They were put together by artist Pedro Reyes in an effort to convert weapons…
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Alpaca Carbon Fiber Guitar Is Designed to Let You Rock out Anywhere

Alpaca Carbon Fiber Guitar Is Designed to Let You Rock out Anywhere
I’m not a musician. I never learned to play the guitar, although I tried when I was a kid. When I couldn’t go from beginner to full-on rock star in a month I gave it up.…
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Folding Travel Guitars Know When to Hold ‘Em Know When to Fold ‘Em

Folding Travel Guitars Know When to Hold ‘Em Know When to Fold ‘Em
Traveling with a guitar is always a pain in the butt. Anything as oddly shaped as a guitar is a pain to haul around with you. If only you could fold your guitar between gigs. Well,…
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PayPal Tells Buyer to Crush Antique Violin Rather than Return it

PayPal Tells Buyer to Crush Antique Violin Rather than Return it
OMG I loathe PayPal. As a seller, you can count on losing your money 99% of the time if a buyer complains about anything. As one seller named Erica found out, if the douchebag that buys…
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TabStrummer Keyboard-Guitar Combo is the Real Keytar

TabStrummer Keyboard-Guitar Combo is the Real Keytar
It’s hard to tell if the Tabstrummer hails from the future or the past. One thing is for sure, it looks downright awesome. It’s a stand-alone programmable MIDI controller that is half guitar and half keyboard.…
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Griffin StompBox for iOS Ships

Griffin StompBox for iOS Ships
If you are into playing the guitar or any other instrument that has a 1/4″ input on it, the StompBox from Griffin Technology will let you control the effects. The StompBox is an app and hardware…
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EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson

EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson
Last time we heard from a robot band, they were known as the Bit-52s, and they were playing Rock Lobster. But if that was too bubble-gum for you, here’s something with a little more of an…
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FlashHarp USB Harmonica: Hootie and the BlowFlash

FlashHarp USB Harmonica: Hootie and the BlowFlash
I had a couple harmonicas as a kid. I liked them because all you needed to do to annoy the hell out of the parents was blow on one for like 30 seconds. I hated it…
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MIDI Hats Make Music While Looking Ridiculous

MIDI Hats Make Music While Looking Ridiculous
When I first saw these things, I honestly didn’t know what to say, but you get used to ridiculous headgear pretty quickly around here. These MIDI hats were designed by Sunny Oh and Anna Obikane, and…
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Matryoshka + Theremin = Matryomin

Matryoshka + Theremin = Matryomin
Ok, I’ve seen some weird musical instruments in my time, but I’m pretty sure this one takes the cake. This think may look like one of those Russian Matryoshka stacking dolls, but under the hood, it…
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For Gastropods About to Rock….

For Gastropods About to Rock….
If our Bikini Bottom pals SpongeBob and his pet snail Gary were to form a band with Plankton and long hair, this is the guitar they would use. OK, technically the thing isn’t a guitar, it’s…
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Fender Outs Rock Band 3 Stratocaster Controller With Real Strings

Fender Outs Rock Band 3 Stratocaster Controller With Real Strings
I know I’m not the only one who has been jamming to a tune on Rock Band and thought I could probably play the real guitar that good too if it were a game. Squire is…
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Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead

Nintendo Game Controller Synths Beep and Bleep Their Way Back From the Dead
I certainly don’t remember my old Nintendo controller making crazy sounds, but I actually rather like the idea of building synthesizers into old video game controllers. Gadget hacker Michael Rucci builds his audio mods into old…
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Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ

Chipophone: the 8-Bit Organ
At first glance, this might just look like one of those organs you used to see in the shopping mall when you were a kid. But under the hood of this bit of musical nostalgia is…
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Cat Plays Theremin, Humans Plug Ears

Cat Plays Theremin, Humans Plug Ears
What could be better than a cat playing keyboards? I’ll tell you what – a cat that can play the theremin, that’s what.…
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String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin

String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin
We’ve featured a variety of iPhone musical instruments around here, including pianos, guitars, drums, and even ocarinas, but this is the first time I’ve come across an app that lets you play your iPhone like it…
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