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Tag: Instruments

The Hydra: A Triple-Neck Steampunk Guitar By Steve Vai

The Hydra: A Triple-Neck Steampunk Guitar By Steve Vai
The brainchild of famed guitarist Steve Vai, the Hydra is a triple-neck steampunk-styled guitar that combines four different instruments: a fretless 12-string guitar, a half-fretless bass, a 7-string guitar, and a harp (seen at the bottom).

Foot Operated Toilet Piano for Crappy Concertos

Foot Operated Toilet Piano for Crappy Concertos
Because why shouldn’t I add a bit of piano accompaniment to the natural percussion I produce on the toilet, FireBox is selling this $18 Toilet Piano. The foot-operated piano features a full octave of keys (13 – 8 white, 5 black) so I can vainly attempt to cover the sounds I’m making in the bathroom while party guests knock on the door and politely ask me to hurry up.

These Electric Guitar Scissors Are Ready for Shredding

These Electric Guitar Scissors Are Ready for Shredding
Are you an electric guitar player? Do you like cutting things? Well, for those of you who answered an emphatic ‘yes’ to both, there are the Seki Sound electric guitar scissors. Made by Nikken Cutlery in Seki, Gifu prefecture, Japan (an area known for its history of forging samurai swords), they’re the perfect scissors to display in the office supply caddy on your desk to let everyone know you’d rather be jamming.

A Piano BBQ Grill: The Perfect Instrument for a Cookout

A Piano BBQ Grill: The Perfect Instrument for a Cookout
Genius: you know it when you see it. And I saw this motorized piano BBQ grill crafted by YouTuber Handy Geng, and I knew instantly he was ahead of his time. Did he travel back from the future to showcase this marvel of modern music and grilling technology?

Modder Builds a Furby Synthesizer Module and It’s as Disturbing as You Might Imagine

Modder Builds a Furby Synthesizer Module and It’s as Disturbing as You Might Imagine
Look Mum No Computer (aka Sam Battle) clearly has some sort of strange obsession with making musical Furbys. You may recall his previously posted electronic organ created using 44 singing Furbys. I think we can all agree that is entirely too many Furbys in the same place at the same time.

Creepy Baby Doll Theremins and Synthesizers: Rock-a-Bye Baby

Creepy Baby Doll Theremins and Synthesizers: Rock-a-Bye Baby
You know what your band needs? Sure, probably a practice space, a bass player, and a cool name, but who really needs those things if you don’t already have a BabyBot baby doll light theremin or electronic synthesizer?

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future
Since “just because you can” is as good a reason as any to do something these days, the engineers at iSax Laboratories took it upon themselves to try building a MIDI-controlled robotic trombone. The result? Well, the result is what you’ll hear below, which is by no means the best trombone playing I’ve ever heard.

Artificial Intelligence Creates an Infinite Bass Solo

Artificial Intelligence Creates an Infinite Bass Solo
The pinnacle of human achievement: we’ve finally reached it. What we have here is a never-ending bass solo generated by a recurrent neural network (RNN). It was trained on two hours of bass improvisation by musician Adam Neely.

Complicated Music: Triolin Needs Three Violinists to Play in Sync, Backwards

Complicated Music: Triolin Needs Three Violinists to Play in Sync, Backwards
The violin just got an upgrade, but in all the wrong places. Alex Sobolev’s Triolin is basically three violins in one, and while it might seem like a novel albeit unusual idea to modify the classical string instrument, I don’t think violinists will agree.

Power Gig Music Game Gets Sweet Handmade Six String Guitar Controller

Power Gig Music Game Gets Sweet Handmade Six String Guitar Controller
When I was a kid I had a short attention span, and often left things half done. I took guitar lessons for a few months until I realized that you had to practice and couldn’t just play Funky Town day one.

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome

33% Guitar + 33% Mandolin + 33% Theremin = 100% Awesome
The guys over at synthopia hunted up this wondrous electrical musical oddity, and I love it. The Destroyer combines an electric guitar, mandolin and that wonderful outer-spacey-squealy instrument – the theremin – in one compact package.

Finally, Expensive Furniture to Store Your Rock Band Instruments in

Finally, Expensive Furniture to Store Your Rock Band Instruments in
If you were just dying to drop another big pile of money on your Rock Band hobby, you’re in luck: check out this sweet ottoman designed to hold your gear! No more drum kit shoved into the corner of the living room.