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My Stumpfiddle Demo Video

GutBucketeer 06 Apr 07 - 11:32 PM
katlaughing 07 Apr 07 - 12:48 AM
GUEST,Scoville 07 Apr 07 - 06:11 PM
kendall 07 Apr 07 - 08:18 PM
wysiwyg 07 Apr 07 - 11:08 PM
Jim Lad 08 Apr 07 - 11:07 AM
GutBucketeer 09 Apr 07 - 12:23 AM
GutBucketeer 09 Apr 07 - 04:07 PM
wysiwyg 09 Apr 07 - 04:42 PM
GUEST 16 Feb 14 - 10:53 PM
Bob Bolton 16 Feb 14 - 11:12 PM
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Subject: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 06 Apr 07 - 11:32 PM

Last year I made a souped up stumpfiddle (or for those in OZ a langerhorn) out of a crutch and a bunch of other stuff. I just figured out how to load the video on my Myspace site and thought some of you might enjoy it. The cans act as both tuned drums and small washboards. There are two weed wacker strings, that are whacked for tuneful percussion. There are also beer bottle tops, a small frying pan, and a can top cymbal. Check out the kick bass. It has a door spring on the back for the spring sound towards the end.

Note, that I AM NOT A percusionist, so the video is really to show the possiblities of the thing. In fact, I would be interested in finding out more on how the instrument is played/used.

Here is the link:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2020562151


Gutbucketeer
aka Jim Bunch


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 12:48 AM

You ought to be sure Bob Bolton sees this. He's an expert on lagerphones.

Got a lot of sounds available on that thing of yours! Very interesting!


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: GUEST,Scoville
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 06:11 PM

Is THAT what those are. Somebody gave me a manufactured one a few years ago and nobody could figure out what the Hell it was. The label said "Boombass" on it. I gave it to my friend to refurbish (needed a new head and some hardware).


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: kendall
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 08:18 PM

I was into my favorite music store just today and they had one. I'd never seen or heard of this before.


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Apr 07 - 11:08 PM

I have thought this for years and now I know it for SURE-- you are over-qualified to be a member in good standing of The Good News-Goodtime Band (ours, that is). When can you get here?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: Jim Lad
Date: 08 Apr 07 - 11:07 AM

Hey! Nice dog.


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 12:23 AM

Susan, All I need is to retire with money to travel.

I need to stress that this is not a typical Stumpfiddle. It's been souped up a bit. Heh Heh

JAB


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 04:07 PM

Someone asked for it to be uploaded to Youtube. so here is the Youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-T2F6MWzqo

JAB


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Apr 07 - 04:42 PM

JAB, if you can hitch a ride here, we have your room all prepped and you can even have your own instrument room. :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 10:53 PM

G'day GutBucketeer,

... almost seven years after this one snuck past ( ... me ...)!

I can't ( ... couldn't ... ?) open your link to your photo ... but I can state that ... unlike the more one-eyed Australians ( ... relatively rare ... we mostly realise we live in a big world ... and the "Whitefella" end of Australia was founded by people arriving ... often less than willingly ... in a place where they had to bemake ... or 're-invent' most of what they were taken away from.

One distinctly "Ozzie" line of "Folk Instrument" around here is our "Lagerhone" ... so called because its distinctive sound is delivered by 100+ beerbottle tops. Despite the inevitable claims by those who will claim to invent anything they adopt, the Australian lagerphone has a long ancestry ... and the early collectors looked at British Army rattle staffs like the 'Jingling Johnny' and the 'Chinese Pavilion.

However the use of (beer ...)-bottletops - and the date of the first citations - coincides with sightings of (and one (~) 1910 photograph of what is clearly a home-made version of the German Teufelsgiege (~ "Devil's Fiddle) being played in Victoria ... but the really Aussie component was the utilisation of the copious supply of the new-fangled "crown seals" / aka 'bottletops',

It was quicker and easier to use them then ... the seals were cork ... and could be prised out with a quick twist of a screwdriver!

Anyway, I hope you are still 'jangling' away ... and not deafened by 6 or 7 years of over-energetic percussion!

Regards,

BobB


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Subject: RE: My Stumpfiddle Demo Video
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 16 Feb 14 - 11:12 PM

G'day aagin,

Hmm ... I also seem not to have been spending enough time round these parts ... but I' back up on the passport control list ... now!

Regard(les)s

BobB


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