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Glockenspiels/Singing Bowls/Gongs/Bells/Array Mbira

Postby Ugly Nora » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:13 pm

Who's got em, and what pedals are you running them through? Been thinking of picking some up. Will I blow up my eardrums?

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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby rfurtkamp » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:15 am

Ugly Nora wrote:Who's got em, and what pedals are you running them through? Been thinking of picking some up. Will I blow up my eardrums?

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Don't have actual ones but I've used the guitar synth ones more than once.

I'm partial to running them through something like a modern high-gain setup (faux Triple Rec, HM-2, etc) - they bloom stupidly when done.

Real ones, no idea!
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Ugly Nora » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:10 am

Yeah I think exploiting that bloom could be very cool. I bet I could make some nice drones with it layering stuff on a looper.

Thanks for your time and input.

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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby spacelordmother » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:18 am

I have a set, but haven't figured out a good way to mic them for running through effects. I was thinking delay, reverb (obvi), and ring mod would be cool.

I also just like playing them clean over drones.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Ugly Nora » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:35 am

Thanks for your input, definitely something to think about. I just assumed draping a mic over it would suffice. I have a Pigtronix Keymaster so I would just run the mic through that into the pedals. I am sure a little googling will teach us how to mic these things properly.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Sparkfriction » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:54 am

i sampled it for that reason. this kills the real time fun a bit but during the process of playing and recording it was pretty clear i have to record it first before i can have fun with heavy effects usage on it. cant help with the mic, in my case it was the cabin for a singers we abused :)

edit: different case and more a production situation and not live playing with knob twiddling.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Ugly Nora » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:17 am

Great input, from a real live German too!

I would mainly be using it for layering and soundscape in a studio environment. I don't play out live. I'm like the Beatles in that respect.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Sparkfriction » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:49 am

Ugly Nora wrote:Great input, from a real live German too!

I would mainly be using it for layering and soundscape in a studio environment. I don't play out live. I'm like the Beatles in that respect.


thanks :hello:

btw. you can get one with an output jack. - friend of mine has one.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Ugly Nora » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:15 am

That probably costs more than I am willing to spend at this point. I was looking at a $300 one. The site is running a 16% off sale this week, so that brings it to $252 shipped. These things get real expensive real quick. Next tier up appears to be $500+.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Pete » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:40 pm

I had no idea you could run pedals through a glockenspiel
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby BoatRich » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:14 pm

Sparkfriction wrote:
Ugly Nora wrote:Great input, from a real live German too!

I would mainly be using it for layering and soundscape in a studio environment. I don't play out live. I'm like the Beatles in that respect.


thanks :hello:

btw. you can get one with an output jack. - friend of mine has one.

Do you have a link..? That sounds so rad and I can't find one anywhere.

I was thinking you could put contact mics on the base possibly and then run it through pedals from there. I'm really tempted to get a cheap one and try that.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby D.o.S. » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:42 pm

looks like someone finally listened to the new Swans album.
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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby rustywire » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:50 pm



Some day I'll run one of these through a Harmonic Percolator

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Re: Glockenspiels/Concert Bells etc

Postby Ugly Nora » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:02 pm

D.o.S. wrote:looks like someone finally listened to the new Swans album.


No, I had that on day 1 preorder. I am not looking to use it melodically like Swans either. I'm looking to exploit dat bloom.

May I put up a demo if and when I get one?
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