The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30258   Message #388909
Posted By: Lonesome Gillette
02-Feb-01 - 10:00 PM
Thread Name: washtub bass
Subject: RE: washtub bass
ya know what's a little sad, all the cool folk kitchen-style home made instruments wouldn't make sense on modern home equipment. What instrument could you make with a microwave oven? or a computer keyboard... I did come up with a electric drum machine a few years back. It consisted of a washingmachine gearbox and motor attached to a couple drum beaters and a heavy rubber hose, it was awesome, like a flailing octapus whaling on some old drums. I even did some gigs with it as my drummer. After one of these gigs I was at a thanksgiving dinner with some people I didn't know and one of them told a funny story of this guy they saw at a local bar who had this obnoxious machine that hit drums (hehe), she said she and her friends had to leave the bar, they couldn't stand it.