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Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin

Alice 06 Jul 09 - 12:13 PM
fat B****rd 06 Jul 09 - 12:29 PM
Alice 06 Jul 09 - 12:33 PM
McGrath of Harlow 07 Jul 09 - 11:28 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 07 Jul 09 - 01:18 PM
open mike 07 Jul 09 - 08:32 PM
GUEST,Gerry 07 Jul 09 - 09:48 PM
GUEST,LynnT 07 Jul 09 - 10:54 PM
Nick E 08 Jul 09 - 06:59 PM
Darowyn 09 Jul 09 - 03:59 AM
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Subject: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 12:13 PM

Well, we've discussed saws, tiples, and all manner of instruments.

Here is a You Tube Video:
The Star Spangled banner played on a Louisville Slugger bat by Glenn Donnellan of the National Symphony Orchestra.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9LXHrzOVYA


(sorry I didn't find this in time for the 4th!)

Alice


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: fat B****rd
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 12:29 PM

Thankyou, Alice. Any more unusual stuff converted to instruments?


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 12:33 PM

I just came across that one because I was reading news about how people celebrated the 4th.


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 11:28 AM

"Any more unusual stuff converted to instruments?"

How about this disquieting image...


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 01:18 PM

Many, Many years ago at a folk festival someone (long forgotten) showed up with a fiddle he'd just picked up at a tag sale in the area. The neck of the fiddle was made out of an axe handle.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: open mike
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 08:32 PM

i have seen some beautiful instruments made from Osage Orange wood
the wood is orange colored.
http://hedgeapple.com/static/images/guitar.jpg

but then it is not so unusual to make an instrument out of wood..

there is also a mandolin made from a chamber pot...or bed pan........it might be called a commodium...

http://www.newsreview.com/reno/content?oid=42163

this article talks about it and all the other imaginative
instruments Joe Craven plays.

http://jazzmando.com/keith_carey.shtml

http://cdbaby.com/cd/joybuzzards


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 09:48 PM

A friend of mine wondered whether the viiolinist did bat mitzvahs.


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: GUEST,LynnT
Date: 07 Jul 09 - 10:54 PM

Do a Youtube search on "Vegetable orchestra" -- there is a Dutch group that gathers raw materials -- literally -- from the nearest grocery, then makes them into various percussion and wind instruments. The sound is better than one might expect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8y4RZ5Nhx8

and what may be the Japanese original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5aUz9cDaCY&feature=fvw

LynnT


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: Nick E
Date: 08 Jul 09 - 06:59 PM

My cousin was one for making instruments from odd objects. He made a bagpipe like instrument that used a Totes rubber boot as it's bladder.


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Subject: RE: Louisville Slugger Bat made into violin
From: Darowyn
Date: 09 Jul 09 - 03:59 AM

If the Louisville Slugger had been made into a violin in the correct folk-song way, it would have refused to play anything except,
either:-
an accusation of violent murder,
or:-
a suitable baseball phrase.
"Strike Three! You're Out!" perhaps.

I'll leave the suggestions about what the other instruments might reveal about their earlier history.
Cheers
Dave


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