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Postby Dandolin » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:43 am

do eet :poke:
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby JereFuzz » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:14 pm

The ultimate guitar, Guitarrón Chileno:

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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby Heraclitus Akimbo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:47 pm

My lyre arrived!

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It's actually handsomer and more durable than expected. Sounds resonate nicely from the sound hole. Very fun to just plunk away at (possibly while declaiming epic poetry, who's to say?)

Tuned D E G A B D E, at some point I might explore to figure out if there are any viable alternate tunings. I imagine some preparations on the strings will be in order as well.

Only downside so far is that it's tough to tune very precisely... it comes with a little wrench to turn the pegs, but even the tiniest adjustment of the strings seems to move things about a half-step.

Going to have some fun with it! Other than the aforementioned plucking, I did some pedal experimentation with my new pitch variable looper into the Zoom multistomp:

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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby Dandolin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:20 pm

ooh - very nice. I totally forgot that I'd wanted a cheep lyre (I make do with my "Chime Harp"). I can't tell from the pic -what are the strings like? I kinda wanna try nylgut strings on one.... I wonder if different string types could fine tune the tuning sensitivity? :idk:

Off to listen to the vidya :snax:

Edit: back -luvvit! That's mostly processed lyre? Are you bowing that bad boy?

Please forgive my ignorant questioning....
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby Heraclitus Akimbo » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:47 pm

Dandolin wrote:ooh - very nice. I totally forgot that I'd wanted a cheep lyre (I make do with my "Chime Harp"). I can't tell from the pic -what are the strings like? I kinda wanna try nylgut strings on one.... I wonder if different string types could fine tune the tuning sensitivity? :idk:

Off to listen to the vidya :snax:

Edit: back -luvvit! That's mostly processed lyre? Are you bowing that bad boy?

Please forgive my ignorant questioning....


Thanks!

Metal strings on mine. The instructions don't say the gauges (but they did throw in a spare set!).

Sound-source is 100% lyre, quietly fingerplucked and then slowed-pitched down before hitting the multistomp.

Bowing! I hadn't even thought of that yet, but that's get some cool sounds. the bridge/board are flat though, unlike, say a guzheng, so it'd be tough to bow the middle strings individually.

I'm kinda hoping to just keep recording stuff over the next week and get enough stuff that I can edit down into some album tracks.
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby MrNovember » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:50 pm

That thing looks awesome and definitely sounds great in that video!
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby Dandolin » Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:59 pm

Heraclitus Akimbo wrote:
Dandolin wrote:ooh - very nice. I totally forgot that I'd wanted a cheep lyre (I make do with my "Chime Harp"). I can't tell from the pic -what are the strings like? I kinda wanna try nylgut strings on one.... I wonder if different string types could fine tune the tuning sensitivity? :idk:

Off to listen to the vidya :snax:

Edit: back -luvvit! That's mostly processed lyre? Are you bowing that bad boy?

Please forgive my ignorant questioning....


Thanks!

Metal strings on mine. The instructions don't say the gauges (but they did throw in a spare set!).

Sound-source is 100% lyre, quietly fingerplucked and then slowed-pitched down before hitting the multistomp.

Bowing! I hadn't even thought of that yet, but that's get some cool sounds. the bridge/board are flat though, unlike, say a guzheng, so it'd be tough to bow the middle strings individually.

I'm kinda hoping to just keep recording stuff over the next week and get enough stuff that I can edit down into some album tracks.


yah - outer strings are the only ones that work with conventional bows. I usually end up using a psaltery bow. For interior strings, I end up using bits of bass strings or dental floss picks with a fast bowing motion, or anything you can rub along the string laterally/crosswise - compression and lots of gain are friends for this....

group lyre buy, anyone?

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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:31 pm

Heraclitus Akimbo wrote:My lyre arrived!

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It's actually handsomer and more durable than expected. Sounds resonate nicely from the sound hole. Very fun to just plunk away at (possibly while declaiming epic poetry, who's to say?)

Tuned D E G A B D E, at some point I might explore to figure out if there are any viable alternate tunings. I imagine some preparations on the strings will be in order as well.

Only downside so far is that it's tough to tune very precisely... it comes with a little wrench to turn the pegs, but even the tiniest adjustment of the strings seems to move things about a half-step.

Going to have some fun with it! Other than the aforementioned plucking, I did some pedal experimentation with my new pitch variable looper into the Zoom multistomp:



Interestingly, if you look closely, the guitarron chileno has a harp thing going on. I think a parlor size guitar with added real estate at the bottom for a small harp would be a nice instrument.
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:29 am

Picked me up a cigar box guitar from OfferUp:

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I liked it a lot better than I thought I would and it sounds great through an amp
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Postby JereFuzz » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:31 am

And got me a nice Irish Bouzouki:

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Sounds amazing!
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby JereFuzz » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:38 am

And my Ronroco:

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It has an EQ and I’m terrified of restringing it ...
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby dubkitty » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:45 am

wowser x3! i want to come over for a weekend!
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby MrNovember » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:50 pm

So I got my hands on a Warren Ellis Mandocello and am absolutely loving it!

Been researching the rest of the Warren Ellis line, saw the MandoTenor, and have never wanted something more in my life:
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Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:49 pm

That looks... Very odd
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Re: “Other” guitars ...

Postby MechaGodzilla » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:29 am

MrNovember wrote:So I got my hands on a Warren Ellis Mandocello and am absolutely loving it!

Been researching the rest of the Warren Ellis line, saw the MandoTenor, and have never wanted something more in my life:
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