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Re: Tool time (was Re: belew/kingcrimson-only incidental loop content...)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Sottilaro" <sine@zerocrossing.net>

> On Saturday, November 17, 2001, at 05:48 AM, Simon Kean wrote:
> > Holding the drill near the pickups which causes the vibration of the
> > string
> > and essentially sounds like it's described - a combination of the sound
> > of a
> > drill and guitar.
> >
> It's probably less about vibration of the string and more about
> inductance between the drill motor and the guitar pickup.  This can be
> really taken advantage of in many ways.  Anything with a small speaker
> or electric motor will do it.  Toys, etc.  Go wild.  I love to use the
> now discontinued "megamouth" toys held up to my pickups.  Weird fun
> sound.

Agreed. A more apt description right there. It also reminded me of Reeves
Gabrels and his use of a vibrator for the same effect. There's one piece of
musical gear that the wife won't mind any of us buying :)

Simon Kean
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